News in Sanskrit

Can you be one of the hundred committed regular listeners?

Decide (like a sankalpa? intense resolution?) to watch or listen to the AIR Sanskrit news daily or for four or more times per week and register your name in the list of Sanskrit News listeners. Make efforts to promote an awareness among your friends and others to learn Sanskrit as a lifetime activity or with our inactivity it may face considerable and unrecoverable decline.

We would like to extend our regards and thanks to the team at All India Radio for allowing many to learn Sanskrit through Audio and Texts presentations.

  • Visit the All India Radio site for the latest news audio in various languages.
  • The corresponding news texts are available at NSD language bulletins site at
  • Watch the Sanskrit News Live on
  • It is being posted on sanskritanews on YouTube and more so also available as an andriod App on your smart phone! No excuse any more not to listen the news!
  • Find older Sanskrit news files in archives at text archive and MP3 audio archive.
  • You can also search the AIR archives for audio and text of news files in various languages.

  • Read Delhi's Belly | Sanskrit-vanskrit, a popular article about the Sanskrit news from All India Radio. Here are some excerpts from the article written by Mayank Austen Soofi
    • AIR's daily Sanskrit news bulletins are more than just headlines. They keep the ancient language alive
    • "If you were to round up all the Sanskrit speakers in Delhi, or even the country, they might not fill up even one-fourth of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium. According to the 2001 census, the latest figures available, they number 14,135. More Indians speak regional languages like Dogri and Bodo than Sanskrit, one of the 22 official languages listed in the Constitution."
    • the motto of the public service broadcaster in Sanskrit is: "Bahujan hitaya, bahujan sukhaya (the welfare of many, the happiness of many)"
    • The service has more to do with the preservation of a rich linguistic heritage than with making money.
    • An attempt to keep alive the spirit of ancient India
    • The first Sanskrit bulletin on AIR was broadcast in 1974, at 9am on 30 June, almost four decades after the national radio service started in 1936.
    • "One of the characteristics of our country is that we take note of our rich talents and traditions only after they are recognized in the West."
    • "The AIR bulletin began after seven years of lobbying in Parliament."
    • Sanskrit was the last language to be taken up by AIR's news service division.
    • The AIR bulletins do more than just provide psychological comfort to those who care about Sanskrit.
    • The people behind Akashvani's Sanskrit news are battling to make the language relevant today. They have day jobs as Sanskrit teachers; the money they earn from a 2-hour shift at the AIR is a paltry Rs.340. "We don't read the bulletin to pay our bills. We do it because this work at AIR has taken us to the forefront of how Sanskrit is being shaped and spread in today's world. This gives us immense satisfaction."
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  • Recieve the All India Radio News in Sanskrit everyday by mail subscribing to the Sanskrit news google group. You will optionally recieve one mail everyday with two MP3 attachments of 5 minutes each.


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