• August 8, 2016
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From now on – Lithuanian language also in India

In the city of Haridwar (state of Uttarakhand) in India, at the private Dev Sanskriti University, an Institute of Baltic Culture and Languages was opened. Governor of the state Uttarakhand Kirshan Kant Paul and the ambassadors of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia participated in the opening ceremony on Sunday, 7th of August. Meanwhile, Sigma Ankrava, a professor of Latvian University, will become the manager of the institute.

‘’Nowadays, the Lithuanian language is taught in 47 institution all over the world. However, the studies center in Haridwar will be the first institution in Southeast Asia to enable their students to learn Lithuanian’’- Lithuanian ambassador in India, Laimonas Talat-Kelpša said. He also stressed the similarity between Lithuanian language and a Sanskrit. He also gave recent publication of the Lithuanian Language Institute – a glossary of identic words from both languages- to a newly opened library.

In the Institute of Baltic Culture and Languages, there will be two major of studies: Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian languages and Culture and Traditions of Balts. Meanwhile, Sigma Ankrava, a professor of Latvian University, will become the manager of the institute.

Lithuania is currently financing 8 Lithuanian projects abroad from the national and EU means. Moreover, it’s supporting 13 Lithuanian language lecturers in nine countries.

Based on : Lithuanian Embassy in the Republic of India

Translated by Aleksandra Nowakowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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