“LITTLE GURU” - Sanskrit learning app
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“LITTLE GURU”  - Sanskrit learning app

H.E. Dr K J Srinivasa, High Commissioner of India to Guyana today formally launched 'LITTLE GURU', a specialized app for learning Sanskrit, in Guyana, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis and Anguilla virtually through the Google meet video link/URL: https://meet.google.com/oap-kftn-krz. This App has been launched in India by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) on 9 April 2021 to commemorate the 71st ICCR Foundation Day.   Mr. Ravi Dev, Media Consultant, Times Media Group and HSS (Guyana) Sanghachalak and Mr. Vikas Ramkissoon, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture also joined the High Commissioner online during the launch. The dignitaries in their speeches emphasized the greatness of Sanskrit language and suggested that all those interested in learning the language to take benefit of the app. They emphasized that Sanskrit language is the best pathway to Indian culture and encouraged youngsters to learn the language using the App for their better understanding and immersion into the Indian culture.

Sanskrit, the oldest language, continues to be a living language, being used daily in religious activities as well as by scholars in accessing literary texts for research work, etc. Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is promoting Sanskrit across the world by providing books and material to Sanskrit institutes. ICCR also deputes teachers and professors to universities and institutes for teaching Sanskrit. Over the past few years, ICCR has been receiving a large number of requests from across the world both from the Indian diaspora as well as foreigners interested in Sanskrit. Many of the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and other religious texts are in Sanskrit and there has been a great demand from such countries for assistance in learning the language. Within the diaspora community the desire to stay connected with their roots as well as to access the rich literary epics and texts of India has attracted a huge demand for Sanskrit. A number of Sanskrit universities across the world have also been keen on an App which would help not only the students who are currently studying in these universities but also to act as a feeder for young scholars to learn Sanskrit before joining universities.

Little Guru is a gamified app based on an interactive platform which will make Sanskrit learning easy, entertaining and fun. This app will help people who are already learning Sanskrit or those who are desirous to learn Sanskrit to do so in an easy manner based on games, competition, rewards, peer to peer interactions, etc. This unique App combines education with entertainment thereby helping keep attention of the learner as well as encourage him/her to advance further. ICCR is confident that the launch of this App 'Little Guru' will go a long way in popularizing Sanskrit. This App would help create awareness not only about language but also open the doors for people to access the rich cultural heritage of India. The developers of the app has provided the High Commission with ‘special promotional code’ for the people of Guyana for subscription at concessional prices to unlock the higher levels and learn advance techniques. For more details, interested persons can contact the High Commission at edu.georgetown@mea.gov.in and/or telephone +592-226 3996 & 2268965.

Links to the Little Guru App