The School of Comparative Tribal Languages and Literatures, KISS-DU organized a lecture on ‘Sentence and Sentence Analysis as Presented by Paninian School’ in blended mode on 29th July 2022. Delivering the lecture, Professor Ramesh Chandra Panda, Former Professor, Banaras Hindu University explained the necessity of syntactical aspects of Sanskrit and explored various aspects of the language. He explained the suitability and necessity of grammar for every language in the world and particularly for Sanskrit.

Lamenting the wayward position of our educational system based on “the intentional policies of Lord Macaulay”, Professor Panda said, Sanskrit is not only a language but also a science on the basis of its structure and pronunciation. He beautifully explained the syntactic aspects of Sanskrit and its relationship with all other languages and even different languages of tribes in India. He concluded his lecture by saying that ‘Panini was the monument of human intelligence’.

Speaking on the occasion, Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice-Chancellor, KISS-DU briefed on the importance of the topic and appreciated the efforts by the faculty of the School in organizing a lecture on such a relevant topic. Professor Behera also spoke about the necessity of research and publications related to key areas of different tribes and their languages. He concluded by saying that more such lectures should be organized in the future.

Professor Raghunath Panda, Professor Emeritus, KISS-DU encouraged the participants and researchers to think critically and analytically and to relate it to their own tribal languages and literatures. At the very outset, Dr. Trupti Mishra, Faculty, Sanskrit Programme initiated the event and presented the concept note. Dr. Rasmita Tripathy, Dean, School of Comparative Tribal Languages and Literatures, KISS-DU underlined the importance of research in tribal languages for students studying in KISS-DU. Professor Rama Chandra Sahoo, Guest Faculty, Sanskrit Programme also spoke on the occasion.