Varanasi International Airport Introduces Sanskrit Announcement

by Sanjana Shenoy
Varanasi International Airport Introduces Sanskrit Announcement

The next time you’re at Varanasi International Airport, don’t be surprised to hear a Sanskrit announcement apart from the Hindi and English announcements. Recently, The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi has added Sanskrit as a language for making announcements to inform passengers about Covid-19 protocols. Read on to know more.

Varanasi Airport Makes Covid-19 Announcement In Sanskrit

Varanasi Airport posted a video on Twitter of Sanksrit announcements to passengers. The video shows passengers waiting at the gate while others are seen walking with their handbags and suitcases. The airport tweeted in Hindi that the Covid-19 norms are now announced in Sankrit. So, when passengers arrive in Varanasi, they will feel like they entered Kashi, the home of the Sanskrit language.

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Varanasi Is The Centre Of Sanskrit Language

Airports Authority of India (AAI) collaborated with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to start this initiative. Varanasi Airport director Aryama Sanyal revealed to NDTV that this unique initiative was taken as Varanasi is the centre of the Sanskrit language since ancient times. So, this is a way of giving respect to the language. Netizens are divided by this initiative. While some hailed the move, others called it a dead language. Meanwhile, watch this video to know why you must visit Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath Dham.