संस्कृतेर्मानवाः संस्कृता भूरिदा:।। Cultured people share abundantly.
Founder – Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
Emerging Issues for Teaching, Research and Applications
Sanskrit, as a language, is often referred to as one of the most ancient and the mother of several languages in the Indo-European group of Languages. Sanskrit holds the key to the treasure house of Ancient Indian knowledge. Ancestral Indian Wisdom has been captured and preserved through Sanskrit in several works ranging from Vedas,Vedāṅgas and Upavedas to Smṛtis, Dharma-śāstras, Purāṇas and Kāvyas. Established Sanskrit Institutions have been imparting these knowledge in a systematic manner.
However, as society progresses, new challenges and issues emerge. Modern social and business systems face problems of sustainability. At the individual level, we have problems of dealing with oneself. People face enormous stress in their working life as well as personal lives. Furthermore, public systems and institutions often face leadership challenges for want of people with moral strength, values and courage. Emergence of new technologies including the Internet have also opened up new avenues for teaching and research. These turn of events seem to point to a renewed role the Ancient Knowledge Systems can play by addressing some of the contemporary issues that the society is facing.
Educational and Research Institutions in the domain of Sanskrit have a huge opportunity to respond to these emerging issues. The transformation required will demand newer approaches to teaching and research. Furthermore, it may open new avenues for gainful application of the Ancient Knowledge Systems for solving today’s problems. The most important fall out of these is that the higher institutions in the domain of Sanskrit & Indic Knowledge need to transform themselves to stay relevant.
This conference is designed to address these issues and create a new agenda for the professionals and researchers in the field of Sanskrit and Ancient Indian Wisdom. The conference will provide a platform for thought leaders, academic community and researchers to share new knowledge, best practices and gain from mutual interactions during the conference. The conference will also provide networking opportunities for those engaged in teaching and research in Sanskrit, Indic Knowledge & Applications.
NFSI2017 has invited a number of exciting & inspiring speakers to the conference for the benefit of all attendees. Given below is the list of speakers who have confirmed that they will honour with their presence:
Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide
Chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetham, Tirupati
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sanstha
Professor of English
Centre for English Studies
School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Professor of Computational Linguistics and Chairperson
Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, New Delhi
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies at FLAME, Pune
Adjunct faculty, NIAS
Former Directer General
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi
Sanskrit Promotion Foundation, New Delhi
Head of the Department (Education)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Jaipur campus
Technical Director at NetApp, Bengaluru
Professor of Sanskrit, CALTS
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
History & Classics Department
University of Alberta
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetham, Tirupati
Founder & Director
Center of Oneness & Transforming Leadership
Director, Chinmaya Vision Programme
President, Executive council, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
We will update this list as we receive confirmation from other speakers.
The Conference will be held at Chinmaya Eswar Gururkula (CEG) Campus at Veliyanad, the maternal ancestral birth home of Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, the great Spiritual Giant, and the torch-bearer of the renaissance of reason and logic. Set in an extensive compound of 10 acres in Kerala’s lush, green country-side, amidst temple shrines and lily ponds, CEG campus offers a serene ambience that attracts aspirants who come in search of peace and solitude from the world over.
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