‘Vachaspati’ Honour for Pujya Acharya Sri Prem Siddharth Ji
Arsha Vidya Vahini feels immensely happy and proud to announce that our Pujya Acharya was honoured by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP), Tirupati with the title of “Vachaspati” on the occasion of the 22nd Convocation ceremony held on the 9th of February, 2019 - Sri Panchami.
RSVP is a university that has been making serious efforts to promote Sanskrit Language, Literature and Indian Culture for the past five decades with the support of UGC and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha has honoured our beloved Acharya for His peerless contribution to Shastra Prachara as a tireless campaigner of Hindu Dharma for almost 20 years now. Remarkably, our Pujya Acharya also happens to be the Youngest Recipient of this very respected & honorary title in the history of the Vidyapeetha.
The title – “Vachaspati” is the Post-doctoral honour Doctor of Letters. This honour was decorated on Pujya Acharya Swamiji by the Honourable Chancellor of the Vidyapeetha, Padma Bhushan recipient Sri N Gopalaswamy IAS (Retd.) and the former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sri Muralidhara Sarma, the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Guest Justice Sri L. Narasimha Reddy, Honourable Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad and Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, Govt of India.
The events of the day commenced with Saraswati Homam and Veda Swasthi, followed by the Academic Procession that headed towards the auditorium where the event was being conducted. After a short prayer, the Honourable Chancellor declared the Convocation open. This was followed by the welcome address by Sri Muralidhara Sarma ji. In his address, the Vice-Chancellor said that honouring an illustrious teacher of Advaita Vedanta, Pujya Acharya Swamiji is indeed an honour for the University. After this address, the citation about Pujya Acharya and His ennobling work was read by Sri A.Sreepada Bhat from the Dept. of Veda & Vedanga and Pujya Acharya Swamiji was honoured with the VACHASPATI title.
Subsequently, the Chief Guest and the Honourable Chancellor spoke about the need for the preservation & promotion of Sanskrit Language & Culture.
We, a few selected students who were granted permission by the University to attend this event in person, felt a great sense of joy as our beloved Pujya Acharya Swamiji was adorned with the title of “Vachaspati”. Each one of us felt that our Acharya indeed brought relevance to the title that links us to the Guru Parampara by reminding us of Brihaspati, the Acharya of Devatas and Sri Vachaspati Mishra (author of Bhamati).