Sanskrit University to celebrate 100 years of existence

Thrissur: An erstwhile Sanskrit college, which was started by a Christian teacher in 1909, will be celebrating its 100 years of existence from February 21.

The Sahitya Deepika Sanskrit college at nearby Pavaratty was started by P T Kuriyakose master when it was taboo for non Brahmins to learn sanskrit. In 1979, it was upgraded as a deemed University under the Human Resource Development Ministry and is now known as Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Deemed University, Guruvayur Campus.

General Convener of the cenetenary celebration committee, Prof P G Sreenivasan told reporters here today that the three-day celebrataions would be held at Pavaratty and deemed University campus at nearby Puranattukara.

Despite opposition from various sections including the Church, Kuriakose developed the college to a full-fledged educational institution of repute and got it affiliated to the Madras University, he said.