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Tamil and Sanskrit are complementary  to each other’s growth, Guv Ravi

Tamil and Sanskrit are complementary to each other’s growth, Guv Ravi

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi emphasised the complementary growth of classical languages such as Tamil and Sanskrit at the valedictory function of the National Prakrit Study Workshop, organised by Acharya Shree Akalanka Educational Trust. 
He highlighted that these languages, along with Prakrit and Pali, have contributed significantly to the development of Indian languages like Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu for many centuries. Governor Ravi praised the depth of intellectual and spiritual content in Tamil's Sangam literature and noted the efforts made by the Central government to promote Tamil, such as the establishment of the Subramania Bharathi Chair on Tamil Studies at Banaras Hindu University.
Governor Ravi appreciated the students' efforts to learn Prakrit, an ancient language that makes Jain teachings accessible to common people. 
He pointed out that unlike Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali are simpler and more comprehensible for the general populace, which is why many Jain inscriptions are in Prakrit.
Addressing the issue of recent floods in Tamil Nadu, especially in the southern districts, Ravi underscored the importance of peaceful coexistence with nature. He warned against the destructive actions that lead to natural disasters, citing the unusual floods in typically dry regions like Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari as examples. 
He urged people to follow the path of Ahimsa, promoting peace and harmony with nature to ensure a stable and violence-free environment.
After the workshop, Governor Ravi visited the Neminatha Bhagawan Digambar Jain hill temple in Arihantagiri village near Polur town in Tiruvannamalai, where he was received by Collector D Bhaskara Pandian and SP K Karthikeyan.