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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Philanthropy, Public & Societal Benefit, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Promote Samskritam as an everyday language and provide access to its rich and diverse repository of knowledge.

Results: Through its direct classes, camps and other activities, Samskrita Bharati has helped nearly 10000 people to learn Samskritam and speak the language.

Target demographics: promote the language of Samskritam

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 1000 people learn Samskritam and published two new books.

Geographic areas served: the US

Programs: direct classes for adults and children in more than 30 cities across the US, residential retreats in five regions, youth camps, summer day camps for children, Samskritam As a Foreign Language program for high school kids, distance learning program for adults, Master's program in Samskritam through a collaboration with Karnataka State Open University and various publications.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

VishvAs V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The volunteers and workers in this organization amaze me with their dedication, effort and above-all cheerfulness. Reviving samskritam is indeed a task of humungous importance to Indians in particular and people of the world in general. The language is at the core of dhArmic (hindu/ buddhist/ jain) civilizations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that is taking the onus of teaching the language that every Indian should be learning from their young age.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that supports and promotes learning sanskrit -- the mother of all Indian languages, ancestor of a variety of european languages - http://mutiny.wordpress.com/2007/02/09/sanskrit-mother-of-european-languages-says-prof-dean-brown/ the organization is supported and run by a large group of volunteers spread across the world, esp. in India and USA. SB conducts a variety of sanskrit learning programs taught by volunteers, with a single goal of spreading the speak-sanskrit movement and goodwill. I myself started learning sanskrit starting a year back through SB - motivated by the selfless efforts of SB volunteers, I have started volunteering myself, whenever I can, whichever way I could.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very well run organization to teach Sanskrit. Even though I live in the USA, I am able to learn Sanskrit and understand Indian scriptures relatively easily. The material is well organized and the teachers are extremely motivated.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am learning sanskrit from this organization and the folks are doing a great job. Not only, I can converse in Sanskrit reasonably fluently, I can also read Sanskrit literature on my own without looking at translations or commentary. Great job.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started learning Samskritam through Samskrita Bharati and they did a really excellent job. Their method of teaching is wonderful, emphasizing spoken samskritam rather than an emphasis on the grammatical aspects. The language is also thought using our scriptures as an example - thus learn samskritam using Bhagavada Gita and in turn, learn Gita using samskritam. SB has an online bookstore that contains a lot of books regarding the samskritam language, our Indian way of life and the pride of being Indian. These books are useful for any level of learner - from the casual learner of the language to a person wanting to be an expert in the samskritam language and Indian culture. These books can be ordered online and will be delivered anywhere in the world. Through my interaction with Samskrita Bharati I have a better understanding of our culture and history. SB also does a lot of work within India to promote samskritam as a spoken language and as a way of life. It takes very little for each of us to understand our culture and history and there is no better way to do this than through an organization whose sole purpose is to help in that goal.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Samskrita bharati is doing phenomenal jobs since several years in abroad and in India, promoting various programs for all ages to speak samskritam in day to day life. This organization is well organized with highly skilled volunteer and teachers to reach out all the propagation of samskritam and to helping to understand inidian culture.