Jaipur, Dec 31: Sixteen-year-old deem Khan, who recently earned laurels for being the winner in the state-level Bhagwad Gita competition in Rajasthan, is passiote about learning the Sanskrit language. He finds the language quite simple, interesting and easy. According to him, the Bhagwad Gita shlokas have in-depth inspiring messages and he loves to recite them.
This Sanskrit lover felt inclined towards the language when he was in Class VI. He feels that there is something magical in the language and hence he started taking a keen interest in it.
“My teachers helped me in developing my passion (for Sanskrit).” He first saw the Bhagwad Gita in his school library and as he opened it and started reading it, he found it very interesting. Then and there, deem decided that he would learn the shlokas from there. “We used to have regular assembly sessions in the morning, after which we were given freedom to say anything inspiring. It was on this platform that I started sharing these inspiring shlokas,” he said. deem also shares a strong bonding with his friends, most of whom are Hindus. “Whenever I visit the home of my friends, I make sure I touch the feet of their mothers who treat me as their son. We really share a strong bonding,” he added. He gives credit for his success to his parents who always prompted him to follow his heart and never stopped him from reading the Gita. Also, they never pressurised him to learn Urdu. “I always used to recite these shlokas with my father who would sit and listen to them with patience despite the fact that he couldn’t understand it,” he said. deem felt truly happy when he was felicitated at the Gita Fest. “I also felt proud when our village Sarpanch came to our place and felicitated me. His words were really inspiring. I had tears in my eyes when he said, ‘This boy proved that school is a temple of knowledge as he has learnt a language without having any bias for caste, creed or any such parameter’.” (IANS)