Help Pradnya Produce India's First Series of Animated Sanskrit Rhymes

Every student in India makes a tough choice in class 5th or 8th - To choose or not to choose Sanskrit as second or third language. In most of the schools and colleges, Sanskrit is taught by a grammar-translation method which is the main reason why Sanskrit appears difficult and discourages students from learning it. In grammar-translation method, students learn the grammatical rules first and then the usage.

Memorizing Rules Is No Language Taught

Merely knowing the moves of every piece in chess will be of no help unless you apply it to counter the opponent's moves. Memorizing grammar rules in any language without knowing the usage is a tedious task, especially when you are new to it.

But what if we told you that one woman in Bangalore is single-handedly making Sanskrit a more approachable choice. Pradnya Jere Anjal is using rhymes and animations as her chosen weapons to break down the daunting image of Sanskrit. 

For This Gold Medallist, Masters Was Just A Step Closer To A Doctorate.

Young Pradnya always knew she would pursue Arts for the sheer love she had for Sanskrit. "I still remember the Sanskrit song my teacher taught me in school. With a simple but catchy tune, she made it into a fun song with hand actions than just reading it out loud."
It was very clear to Pradnya that learning a language needs two things. First, to have a 'usage-first, grammar-next' approach and second, to make it a fun process. Her curiosity and love for the language pushed her to do an MA in Sanskrit. It was no surprise to her family when she won a gold medal for it. But for Pradnya, a Masters was just a start to pursue her Ph.D. Today, her LinkedIn profile has a 'Dr.' to her name.

An Instructional Designer Feeding Her Fetish for Teaching.

In early days of her career, it was clear to Pradnya that she wanted to teach. But regular blackboard teaching did not excite her enough. With a strong urge to break through the traditional teaching techniques, Pradnya trained herself to become an Instructional Designer and worked for MNC's like Wipro, Bosch and a couple startups. She also freelanced to create e-learning content for HCL. 

Quitting Her Job To Become A ‘Mompreneur’.

Pradnya’s love for Sanskrit was not getting enough space in her everyday schedule. The idea of making Sanskrit more enjoyable to learn had become a weekend project.

Then one day, her daughter came home from school humming a rhyme mentioning Kannada alphabets and it all came back to Pradnya, reminding her of the very incident that got her into loving Sanskrit. What better way to teach a language than with rhymes!  Pradnya took it a step further and brought in her Instructional Designer experience.

“I started working on the rhymes. While writing all 15 of them, I had such a clear visual of them. I knew animating them will definitely make learning more enjoyable and engaging.”

Soon she quit her job and decided to make these 15 rhymes a reality. Today, Pradnya’s first Sanskrit animated rhyme has over 70,000 views on YouTube. The responses she has been receiving from parents and teachers only proves how useful this video has been.

Pradnya now wants to produce the remaining 14 rhymes of the series. Using popular tunes such as ones of Jingle Bells and Old McDonald will not only make it appealing but enjoyable for learners across ages. But she needs your support to make this a reality. 

How Can You Help? 

If you were a Sanskrit student, you know rhymes like these would have made your learning less tedious and dry. For every student and parent contemplating to learn Sanskrit or not, this Mompreneur's work will be a game changer. 

Support her to produce these rhymes and make it accessible to anyone and everyone who wants to learn Sanskrit. 

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2nd February 2018
नमो नमःl

I am happy to publish our 8th song in the series. This song is about the names of vegetables, fruits and flowers in Sanskrit language. Here is the link:

Our next three recordings are ready and we have already started with the animation for the next one. I hope to complete the first phase of the project (which means 15 songs) by August 2018. I also hope to continue working though the first phase is over.  

I'm looking out for sponsors for the last two songs in this phase. Please contact me on if you know anyone who can sponsor.    

नैकाः धन्यवादाः!


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बहु समीचीनम् कार्यं कुर्वन्ति भवन्तः अस्माकं संस्कृतभाषायाः संस्कृतेः च प्रसारार्थं। नमो नमः। मत् एतं लघुं राशिं स्वीकुर्वन्तु। समये समये यथाशक्ति लघून् लघून् राशीन् समर्पयितुम् इच्छामि भवतां कृते। चलच्चित्रेभ्यः बहवः धन्यवादाः। कस्यचित् अन्यस्य अपि साहाय्यस्य आवश्यकता भवेत् चेत् तर्हि कदाचित् अपि सम्पर्कं साधयन्तु अवश्यमेव। जयतु संस्कृतम् ! You guys are doing a brilliant job towards promotion of our Sanskrit language and culture. Greetings! Please accept this small amount from me. I want to

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आप सभी का में ह्रदय से अभिनंदन करता हूँ आपका प्रयास प्रसंसनीय नहीं अपितु पूजनीय और वन्दनीय है। आपका प्रयास भारत की आत्मा के समान है। जिसको आपने पुनः जीवित करने का संकल्प लिया है। मुझसे जो बन सकेगा करने व लोगों से करवाने का प्रयास करूंगा। छोटी सी राशी प्रदान कर रहा हूँ। स्वीकार करना। धन्यवाद। कैलास द्विवेदी । आर्य समाज मुम्बई।

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Commendable venture to promote Sanskrit.