Trtīyam Viśva Veda Vijñāna Sammelanam (VVVS)

Introduction

Today, in spite of tremendous strides in science and technology as well as economic development, the world is facing enormous environmental, ecological and ethical challenges that are threatening the very survival of human kind. Some thought leaders and distinguished scientists have gone to the extent of stating that this will be the last century for humanity unless we shift our concept and paradigm of development and progress. There is an urgent need of changing our world’s view through the harmony of man, machine and nature.

It is widely believed that the insights of future development are rooted in the Vedic perspective (Indian Knowledge System) that sees the whole world as one family and in fact enunciates oneness of the whole universe.

It is in this context, Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) has taken major initiative of organizing World Congress of Vedic Sciences since 2004. The first World Congress of the Vedic and allied Sciences called Prathamam Viśva-Veda-Vijñāna-Sammelanam was organized by the Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) in collaboration with the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Samsthana (S-VYASA) in Bangalore in August 2004. The second Congress of Vedic Sciences was organized in collaboration with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi in February 2007.  Now, the Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) is organizing the 3rd World Congress of Vedic Sciences with the Deccan College Deemed University from 10th – 13th January2018 in Pune.

Focal Theme
Tṛtīyam Viśva-Veda-Vijñāna-Sammelanam (VVVS) will encompass deliberations of visionaries, scientists and practitioners from the Vedic Sciences as well as Modern Sciences. VVVS will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, plenary lectures, conference papers and poster presentations along with exhibits, prototypes, working models, spin off technologies and displays. The focal theme of this Congress is Vedic and Modern Sciences: Insights, Interfaces and Integration.

Objectives of VVVS

– To build a global forum for deeper scientific interactions in the Vedic and Allied Sciences with Modern Sciences.
– To promote interdisciplinary research, technology comprising interfaces in the Vedic and Allied Sciences with Modern Sciences as holistic and integrative solutions.
– To establish network of individuals, institutions working in oriental and modern sciences for sharing knowledge and resources.
– To integrate the Vedic and modern perspectives which will lead to creation of new knowledge for achieving sustainable development goals.

Scope of VVVS and call for Abstracts

Distinguished scholars, eminent speakers, researchers, academicians and students are invited to make presentations in the Tṛtīyam Viśva-Veda-Vijñāna-Sammelanam. The interested participants should submit a synopsis of their presentations for review by November 30, 2017. The intended presentations must address the focal theme of the Congress in any of the sub-themes indicated below. The language of presentation can be English, Hindi, or Sanskrit. Authors may cover new areas other than those mentioned. The length of abstract should be limited to 300 words. Selection of presentations will be based on the relevance of the topic, its originality, and innovative content.

Scope of VVVS Focal Theme Vedic Sciences and Modern Sciences: Insights, Interfaces and Integration

Sub Themes

  • Vision and Aspiration, Foundations, Understanding Reality
  • Philosophy, Logic & Epistemology
  • Cosmology, Astronomy, Mathematics
  • Brain, Mind & Consciousness, Yoga, Psychology, Spiritual Sciences
  • Sanskrit & Linguistics, Aesthetics
  • Archaeology, Anthropology, Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Iconography
  • Management, Information Sciences & Technology
  • Life Sciences, Forestry, Bio-diversity, Traditional Medicine, Healing & Wellness Animal Husbandry, Agriculture, Environment
  • Axiomatic Ontology, Performing Arts, Kalā, Krīdạ̄

Areas to be explored

 The following is a parallel list of areas to be explored. Researchers and practitioners, keeping in view the focal theme, may include new areas:

  • Vision & Aspiration of the Vedic and Modern Sciences
  • Understanding Reality: the Vedic View & Modern View
  • Cosmology: the Vedic & Modern View
  • Instruments of Valid Knowledge (Pramāṇas) in the Vedic Sciences and Modern Sciences
  • India’s Voyage of Science from the Vedic to Modern Times
  • Saṅkhyā (Mathematics): The Foundation of the Vedic Sciences
  • Vedānta and Quantum Sciences and Consciousness Studies: the Vedic and Modern Explorations
  • Recent Archaeological Findings and New Light on History of South Asia
  • Sanskrit Dictionary Project: Progress & Challenges
  • Towards Sanskrit as a Computer Language and Linguistic issues Library Science, Menuscriptology, Epigraphy
  • Sustainable Agriculture: the Vedic & Modern Practices
  • Vedic Veterinary Sciences, Go-Vijñāna
  • Weather Predictions, Climate Change, Healing, Medication, Impact on ecology
  • Yoga and Meditation: Modern Scientific Findings & Validations
  • Vedic Psychology and Modern Psychology
  • Towards Integrative Healthcare – Western and Indian Perspectives and Practices
  • Vāstuśāstra, Habitats and Temple Architecture
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences: Ayurbiology, Ayurchemistry, Herbometallics Ayurgeonomics
  • Kauṭilīya’s Arthaśāstra, Nīśāstra and Modern Management Science
  • Yuddhaśāstra (Warfare) and Nīśāstra
  • Saṅgīta, Nṛtyaśāstra and Performing Arts
  • Kalā and Krīḍā

VVVS Expo

The VVVS Expo will be held during 10 to 13 January 2018, at Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune. This exhibition intends to showcase books, digital products, literature, technologies, projects, artifacts, products and displays across the globe with interfacing of the Vedic and Related Sciences and Modern Sciences.

Registration

 Delegates for 3 days

  • lndian Participants – Rs. 3,500
  • Indian Students – Rs. 1,500
  • International Participants – USD 150
  • International Students – USD 75

    Participants from Organizing Institutions

Delegates – Rs. 1,500

Students – Rs. 1,000

The registration fee does not include accommodation charges. However, guidance regarding the same may be given.

Bank Details

  • Name of Bank – Bank of Maharashtra
  • Branch – Bajirao Road
  • Saving Account No – 60295302213
  • IFSC Code – MAHB0000001
  • MICR Code – 411014010

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission                    – 30 November 2017
  • Acceptance                                   – 15 December 2017
  • Full Length Paper Submission  -25 December 2017
  • Presentation Submission.         -31 December 2017

    Event Dates

  • Expo Inauguration                   -10 January 2018
  • Vedic and Modern Scholars Meet -10 January 2018
  • V C Conclave -10 January 2018
  • Conference inauguration -11 January 2018
  • Conference Valedictory Programme          -13 January 2018
  • Sight Seeing Dates          -14 January 2018

Blessing

  • H. H. Dalai Lama
    • Sri Sri Ravishankar
    • Shri. Sadguru Jaggi Vasudeo
    • Swami Govind Giri Maharaj
    • Shri. Nirmalkumar Jain
    • Dr. Mohan Bhagavat
    • Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
    • Shri. M
    • Baba Ramdeo
    • Acharya Tulsi Mahapragya
    • Shri. Kisan Maharaj Sakhare
    • Dr. Pranav Pandya

Chief Patrons

  • Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, (Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra)
    • Shri. Yogi Adityanath (Chief Minister, Government of Uttar Pradesh)
    • Shri Manohar Parrikar (Chief Minister, Government of Goa)
    • Smt. Sushma Swaraj, (Minister of external affairs)
    • Dr. Harshavardhan, (Minister of Science and Technology, Government of India)
    • Shri. Prakash Javdekar, (Minister of Human and Resource Development, Government of India)
    • Shri. Mahesh Sharma, (Union Minister of State of Tourism and Culture, Government of India)
    • Shri. Shripad Naik, (Union Minister of Ayush, Government of India)
    • Shri. Vinod Tawde (Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra)

Patrons

  • Prof. K. I. Vasu (Founder, Vijnana Bharati)
    • Dr. G. B. Deglurkar, (Former Chancellor, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune) Mentors
  • Prof. Murli Manohar Joshi (Member Lok Sabha)
    • Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar (President of Global Research Alliance, National Professor)
    • Dr. Anil Kakodkar (Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India)
    • Dr. V.K. Saraswat (Member, NITI Ayog)
    • Dr. V. N. Rajashekharan Pillai (President, Mewar University, Rajasthan)
    • Dr. B. M. Hegde (Former Vice Chancellor, Manipal University)
    • Dr. S.M. Valiathan (Former President of the Indian National Science Academy)

General Chair

  • Dr. Vijay Bhatkar (National President, Vijnana Bharati)

General Co-Chair

  • Prof. Vasant Shinde (Vice Chancellor, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune)

General Secretaries

  • Dr. Prasad Joshi (Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune)
    • Shri. E. K. Santhosh Kumar (Vijnana Bharati)

Conveners

  • Shri. Mukund Deshpande (Vijnana Bharati)
    • Smt. Madhavi Godbole (Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune)

Organizing Team

  • Shri. Jayakumar (Vijnana Bharati)
    • Shri. Jayant Sahasrabuddhe (Vijnana Bharati)
    • Shri Girish Atre (Srujan Foods)
    • Dr. Manish Bharadwaj (DRDO)
    • Prof. Virupaksha V Jaddipal (Secretory MSRVP)
    • Pt. Vasant Gadgil (Sharda Jnanpeetham)
    • Smt. Swati Karad –Chate (MIT University)
    • Dr. Asavari Bhave (MIT University)
    • Arch. Mayank Barjatya (Bio-Architect, Prithve, Pune)
    • Prof. Girish Pathade (Principal, H. V. Desai College)
    • Smt. Vaishali Shah (Shrivedant Foundation, Kenya)

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. David Frawley, (Chairman)
    • Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar (Chancellor, Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune)
    • Dr. H. R. Nagendra (President, S-VYASA, Bengaluru)
    • Dr. Baldev Raj (Chairman, ACSIR)
    • Prof. Nitin Karmalkar (Vice Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University)
    • Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong (U.S.A)
    • Prof. Sacchidanand Joshi (Member Secretary, IGNCA)
    • Dr. Ashok Pangariya (IMA, Ahmedabad)
    • Prof. Lokesh Chandra (President, ICCR)
    • Prof. S. R. Bhatt (Chairman, ICPR)
    • Dr. Braj Bihari Kumar (Chairman, ICSSR)
    • Dr. Darshan Shankar (Managing Trustee, TDU Bengaluru)
    • Dr. Manohar Shinde (Former President, DCF)
    • Dr. Vishvanath Karad (Founder and President, MIT World Peace University)
    • Swami Atmapriyananda (Vice Chancellor, Vivekananda University)
    • Prof. Ravindra Muley (Vice President, Maharshi Sandipani Veda Vyas Pratishthan)
    • Prof. Sunaina Singh (Vice Chancellor, Nalanda University)
    • Dr. Gururaj Mutalik (Jijnyasa Education and Research Foundation, USA)
    • Dr. B. D. Kulkarni (Former Distinguish Scientist, NCL, Pune)
    • Shri. Suresh K Haware (Chairman, Shri Saibaba Santhan Trust, Shirdi)

Academic Committee

  • Prof. Kapil Kapoor (Eminent Scholar, Former Pro-VC, JNU)
    • Dr. Avadhanulu (Vedic Research Institute, Hyderabad)
    • Dr. Sangitha Menon (Head, Consciousness Studies Program, NIAS)
    • Dr. Bhagyalata Pataskar (Director, Vedic Sanshodhan Mandal, Pune)
    • Dr. Hemant Darbari (Executive Director, C-DAC)
    • Shri. Mahesh Kulkarni (Program Coordinator C-DAC)
    • Dr. Rama Jayasundar (Professor, AIIMS)
    • Dr. Rakesh Kumar (Director, NEERI)
    • Dr. Prashant Holay (President, Vijnana Bharati, Vidarbha Prant)
    • Shri. S. P. Shukla (Engineer, Philosopher)
    • Dr. B. Mahadevan (IMA Bengaluru)
    • Dr. Mahavir Agrawal (Former VC, Uttarakhand Sanskrut University)
    • P. Bhadresh Das Swami (BAPS)
    • Acharya Balakrishna (CEO, Patanjali, Ayurveda)
    • Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan (Professor, SPPU, Pune)
    • Prof. Subhash Kak (Oklahoma, State University, USA)
    • Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi (VC BHU)
    • Prof. K. E. Devanathan (VC, Shri Venkateshwara Vedic University)
    • Prof. Uma Vaidya (Former VC, Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Vidyapeeth)
    • Dr. P. N. Shastri (VC, RSKS)
    • Dr. Makarand Paranjpe (Professor, JNU)
    • Dr. Madan Thangvellu (Geo-Biologist University of Cambridge)
    • Dr. Ramnath Jha (Associate Professor JNU)
    • Prof. Sunita Singh Sengupta (Head and Dean Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi)
    • Dr. Rajeev Nigam (Chief-Scientist, CSIR-NIO)
    • Dr. Sai Susarla (MIT University)
    • Dr. Sharad Deshpande (Former Head, Dept. Philosophy Savitribai Phule Pune University)

Vijanana Bharati

Swadeshi Science Movement was started in Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru) by a few eminent scientists under the guidance of Prof. K.I. Vasu. This movement gradually gained momentum emerged as an organization with national presence. In 1991(Oct 20-21) at the Nagpur meet, it was decided, to launch the Swadeshi Science Movement at all India Level and named it as Vijnana Bharati. The foundation principle of VIBHA is made.

• As a vibrant movement for the development of Swadeshi Science
• As a dynamic Science Movement with a swadeshi Spirit, interlinking traditional and modern sciences on the one hand, and natural and spiritual sciences on the other hand.
• As a Swadeshi Movement with modern science adapted to national needs.

The Deccan College Deemed University

Pune is the third oldest Educational Institute in India. The Deccan College, previously known as “The Hindoo College” was started on 6th October, 1821 by the Bombay Presidency Government at the initiative of its Governor, Mountstuart Elphinstone by using the Dakshina Fund. This fund was started by Khanderao Dabhade, a Maratha Sardar and continued by the Peshwas for propagating Sanskrit studies.

This College grew from strength to strength and has emerged as a foremost Institute in the world of higher learning and research. It was renamed as the “Poona College” on 7th June, 1851 and later as “The Deccan College” in October 1864. The Deccan College has, since its inception, produced a galaxy of students who rose to positions of excellence in various walks of life. They include Sir Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, the celebrated Indologist, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the great nationalist leader, Gurudev Ramchandra Dattratreya Ranade, the eminent philosopher, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, the great social reformer, Vishwanath Kashinath Rajawade, the famous historian, Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, the famous Indian medical practitioner who rendered yeoman service in China, etc. Further, in 1939, after a closer of short period, the College was reincarnated as the Deccan College and Post Graduate and Research Institute. Professors S. M. Katre, H. D. Sankalia, Irawati Karve, C. R. Sankaran, T. S. Shejwalkar, A. M. Ghatage, M. A. Mehendale, S. B. Deo, M. K. Dhavlikar, A. Kelkar and others made first-rate teaching and research contribution on account of which University has achieved a pre-eminent status not only in India but also outside the country. In view of its contribution to the field of Archaeology, Linguistics and Sanskrit, the UGC granted it the status of Deemed to be University in 1990. The University has three teaching cum research Departments, viz. 1. AIHC and Archaeology, 2. Linguistics, 3. Sanskrit and Lexicography. In addition to this, the university has proposed two new departments, viz. 1. Department of Heritage Management and Scientific Conservation 2. Department of Buddhist Studies. The University is accredited with “A” grade (with CGPA 3.16) by the NAAC in 2015.

Associate institutes

  1. MIT Pune
  2. Banaras Hindu University
  3. Maharashtra Education Society
  4. Maharshi Karve Shree Sikshan Sansthan (MKSSS)
  5. TDU, Bengaluru
  6. Jawharlal Nehru University
  7. CDDC, Pune
  8. SPM
  9. Vivekananda University
  10. Gurukul Kangadi Vishvavidyala
  11. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
  12. Deccan Educational Society
  13. Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala
  14. Multiversity
  15. Moolji Jaitha College Jalgaon
  16. Dharma Civilization foundation
  17. Savatribai Phule Pune University
  18. IGNCA
  19. V. Desai College Pune
  20. Shrivedant foundation, Kenya
  21. Nalanda University
  22. Jignasa Foundation
  23. Kavi Kalidas Ramtek
  24. FAIPM
  25. Prasad Prakashan
  26. Ramakrishna Mission