For the first time ever, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi made announcements in Sanskrit. Apparently, Sanskrit is one of the ancient languages of India and also an important language. It’s like taking a step further to embrace the rich culture of India.
The airport will now make announcements in Sanskrit, Hindi and English. The airport has also drafted all COVID-19 related protocols in Sanskrit as well as other languages. The news was shared on Twitter by Varanasi Airport’s official website.
अब #भाविप्रा वाराणसी विमानतल पर अंग्रेजी और हिंदी के बाद संस्कृत भी कोविड मानदंडों की घोषणा की रही है |
— VARANASI AIRPORT (@AAIVNSAIRPORT) June 17, 2022
The initiative was launched by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in collaboration with Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Varanasi Airport Manager Aryama Sanyal said Varanasi has been the hub of Sanskrit language since ancient times and it is one of the best ways to respect the language.
According to reports, an official said, “Such a move will go a long way in rekindling people’s interest in the ancient language.”
Varanasi is also one of the ancient Indian cities full of stories. During ancient times, Sanskrit and Tamil were used as common languages. And a number of manuscripts were written in these two languages.
Varanasi is also home to a famous Sanskrit university called
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. People from all over the world come here to learn the language and understand its importance.
- What is the official name of Varanasi International Airport?
It is also known as Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.
- When was the airport renamed?
The airport was officially renamed in honor of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the 2nd Prime Minister of India, in October 2005.
- Where is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport located?
The airport is located at Babatpur, about 26 km from the city of Varanasi.