Amity University Haryana organised International Conference On Actuating Indic Studies For A Better World

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Gurgaon: Amity University Haryana inaugurated a two day International Conference today in its campus, the theme of the conference is “Actuating Indic Studies for a Better World (With Emphasis on Sanskrit Philology and Ka:rmik Linguistics). The conference will focus on the importance of Sanskrit and Indic studies in the present times of the war torn world. The two day conference will be addressed by eminent scholars from Indian and foreign universities (i.e South Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan etc).
In its pursuit of restoring ancient philosophy of life and education with relevance to modern education and living, Amity School of Liberal Arts has gone ahead with the establishment of Amity Centre for Sanskrit and Indic Studies in its campus. The aim of ACSIS is to disseminate and promote the significance of Indology with special reference to sanskritology, Indian Arts, Ancient Vedic Philosophies, and Ka:rmil Linguisitcs through project based research.
Guest of Honor Mr. Augusto Montiel, His Excellency Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela while addressing the gathering said, “Indian civilization can help in the betterment of the world as it believes in family bonds and culture and it can embrace the whole world as a family.”
In his address Dr O P Pandey, NASA Scientist and Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India, Chief Guest said, “It is highly pertinent to note that our ancient Indian knowledge systems are profoundly intellectual and scientific and philosophical in their content and search for the noble values nature and living. Whatever be the area of investigation, Indian intellect excelled to unbelievable heights.”
Dr Priya Ranjan Trivedi, Chancellor, The Global Open University Nagaland and Chairman, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment said, “It is high time when the Govt. of India, specifically the Ministry of Human Resource Development as well as the Ministry of Culture takes leadership role in this direction for asking the university level institutions for establishing centres of excellence in the specialized areas of Indology and Indic studies for touching upon the whole gamut of Indological research for bringing India on the world map.”
Dr Someswar Datta, Director, Haryana Sanskrit Academy, Panchkula while emphasizing the importance and significance of the vedic studies said, “Our youth are more and more oriented towards the western values and are neglecting the great and rich and knowledgeable Indian tradition and culture. In this context, giving special emphasis to Sanskrit Philology is laudable.”
Prof P B Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Haryana while addressing said, “The topic is highly relevant today, as there is a strong need to revive the old glory of the Indic Studies and Sanskrit Philosophy. I am happy to note that its sub themes have the potentiality to counter the storm and strife of the world created by the weapons of mass destruction and disruptive technology and terror.”
Prof Dr S K Jha while delivering inaugural speech said, “Sanskrit will bring Sanskar(Good Conduct) and Sanskar will bring Sanskriti(Good Culture).”
Prof. C. Bhuvaneswar, Osmania University, Hyderabad andPresident, KLLAS, Prof. Girish Nath Jha, Dean, School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies, JNU, New Delhi, Asha Didi, Director, Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC), Bilaspur, Haryana, by Prof. Kamdev Jha, Principal, DAV College, Kurukshetra, Dr. V.Subrahmanyam, Dy. Director, Sanskrit Academy, Hyderabad, Ms. Shaima Abdul Hameed, Ministry of SecondaryEducation, Iraq etc were present at the ceremony.