मंगलवार, 8 जून 2010

Concepts, Contents and Methodology of the Episodes

Annexture 3
Concepts, Contents and Methodology of the Episodes

Introduction – It is proposed that for the objective of Revival of Sanskrit, a TV serial will be one of the programs to be undertaken by the Kaushalam Trust. Its name will be Sanskrit ki Duniya, and main language of rendering will be Hindi.

The format is described in relation to three aspects--
i) Format -- How a sample episode will look
ii) Matrix
iii) Connectivity.

Part A-- Format
How a sample episode will look? What will it contain?
-- Each will be a 30-minute episode.
Every episode will have four major segments, each with a duration of 4 to 7 minutes, but the net total period of the 4 segments will be 23-25 minutes, opening and closing montages, ads and other aspects will add up to 30 minutes :

a) Dharohar धरोहर
b) Jaanen Sanskrit Padhen Sanskrit जानें संस्कृत पढें संस्कृत
c) Career. जीविका-वृत्ती
d) Vritta Manch. वृत्त-मंच

a) Dharohar धरोहर -- will range in time from 4 to 7 minutes. It will relate to --
existing Institutions such as Bhandarkar Institute, Pune, Sanskrit Sansthanam, Delhi,
or Scholars such as Dr. Shrinivas Rath, Indore, Dr. Bagchi of Calcutta,
introduction to great work of ancient scholars such as Varah Mihir, Kautilya,
explanation of some typical concepts, such as Ghan-paath and Vidur Neeti.

b) Jaanen Sanskrit Padhen Sanskrit जानें संस्कृत पढें संस्कृत : This part is meant for new students to easily learn Sanskrit. These learners can be categorised into
retired and old age people,
adult learners
and foreigners.
The lessons will have to be dovetailed to needs of each category.
Some episodes will also include paath of well known Sanskrit verses such as Ganesh Stostra, Durga Saptashati
Episodes will also include the presentation and explanation of some typical logos taken from Sanskrit such as
Satyameva Jayate and
Bahujan Hitaya, Bahujan Sukhaya.
The lessons for learning Sanskrit will have a mix of popular Sanskrit Shloka such as Asatoma sadgamay ; the method adopted will be spoken- Sanskrit model as well as grammar-based sets.

c) Career. जीविका-वृत्ती -- It is most important for the audience to know what kind of career is available if they go for learning Sanskrit. This career-promotion segment will aim at building skills and adeptness in Sanskrit language per se as well as skills that are necessary for other aspects such as preservation of old Sanskrit manuscripts, electronic conversions, web designing and a battery of other skills. In addition, it will also include references to career progression in general.

d) Vritta Manch वृत्त-मंच: This segment will be a mix of news and performances . It will aim at networking among the Sanskrit lovers all over the world, recording of the performances of dramatic and other competitions, new events currently happening in the world of Sanskrit.
The order of these segments in a given episode may be interchanged occasionally.

Part II : Matrix: The matrix formation for 12 episodes at a time will be undertaken, so as to have a proper planning and shooting schedule for 12 episodes at a time. The matrix will be a table as below.

Segment/ Episode A B-Shloka-based C D
1 Vishwa-ved sammelan Asato ma sadgamay Intro to career prospects Kautilya on Octroi
2 Gayatri mantra Ramo rajmani Career in logo and trade-mark design Ayurved – the origin
3 ghanapaath Payasa kamalam Career in manuscripts Kautilya on land-revenue

Part III -- Connectivity :
This aspect goes beyond the scripts or shooting of the episodes. It includes communication with a vast number of scholars, institutions, eliciting their consultation and participation. This aspect will again have to be dovetailed to different recipients. It will be clear from following examples:

A) Recipient : Students
i) Their progress as an individual in learning sanskrit. Assignments.
ii) Difficulties and sharing of experience.
iii) Their Participation in holding competitions and performances by the students.
iv) Participation in script making.
B) Recipients : Retired old age people
All of them have a treasure of knowledge about our two great epics – which can be further augmented. They will be utilised through story-telling for strengthening the bond between them and the 3rd generation. They will require and will be given special orientation and a platform in the episodes.
C) Recipients: Housewives
Among housewives there are many with a graduation or post graduation degree in Sanskrit. Many of them also have skill for event management. Some honoraria will be given to them to train children for recital and performance competitions and to organize events for school children . Some events will be given a platform in the episode.
D) Recipients: Librarians
They have a great role in promoting good books. Their services will also be utilised by holding events such as “ Writers Meet” .

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