About Tṛtīyam Viśva Veda Vijñāna Sammelanam (VVVS)
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 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,the 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 January 2018 in Pune
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
1. To build a global forum for deeper scientific interactions in the Vedic and Allied Sciences with Modern Sciences. ·
2. To promote interdisciplinary research, technology comprising interfaces in the Vedic and Allied Sciences with Modern Sciences as holistic and integrative solutions. ·
3. To establish network of individuals, institutions working in oriental and modern sciences for sharing knowledge and resources. ·
4. 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.
Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is one of most acclaimed and internationally acknowledged scientists of India. He is presently the Chancellor of Nalanda University. In this responsibility, he has committed himself to resurrecting the glory of ancient Nalanda, in the context of 21st century. Prior to Nalanda responsibility, he was the Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Delhi from 2012 to 2017. He is best known as the architect of India’s national initiative in supercomputing, where he led the development of India’s first supercomputer Param in 1990, under the technology denial regime. Currently he is steering the National Supercomputing Mission of developing Exascale Architecture Supercomputing for India.
Dr. Bhatkar is also widely known for bringing ICT to the masses through a wide range of path-breaking initiatives, such as the celebrated GIST multilingual technology covering India’s 22 official languages with 10 diverse scripts that has dissolved the language barrier on computers once for all; MKCL’s computer literacy programme that made a world mark by creating 10 million computer literates within a decade; Education to Home (ETH) initiative for bringing the benefits of ICT to school education.
In the 80’s, Dr Bhatkar substantially contributed to the ushering of electronics revolution in India. He is also credited with the creation of several national research labs and institutions, notably amongst them being C-DAC, ER&DC Trivandrum, IIITM-K, TechnoPark, MKCL, IsquareIT, ETH Research Lab and Multiversity. Simultaneously, he has mentored several innovation-based start-ups. Dr. Bhatkar has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to PM, Member of the Governing Council of CSIR and a member of the IT Task Force constituted by PM in 1998. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE (USA) and Fellow of ACM (USA), besides being Fellow of CSI, INAE, IETE, NASI, MASc and GES. He has served as the Chairman of e-Governance Committees of Maharashtra and Goa. Dr. Bhatkar has authored/edited over 12 books and 80 technical and research papers and addressed several university convocations, international and national conferences and conventions and public functions. His ground-breaking articulations have been widely covered by both print and broadcast media. His current research interests are in supercomputing, artificial intelligence, brain-mind-consciousness, and synthesis of science and spirituality.
Dr. Bhatkar was conferred with Krishi Bharat Ratna Award in 2017, Padma Bhushan Award in 2015, Padma Shri Award in 2000, Maharashtra Bhushan Award of 1999-2000. He is the recipient of the prestigious Jindal Prize 2012 for science and technology in the service of society. He was conferred with the Saint Jnaneshawar World Peace Prize 2010 by World Peace Centre. He was also nominated to the Petersberg Prize 2004 and was conferred with the prestigious Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award 2003. Dr. Bhatkar has been showered with a string of awards, notably amongst them being Adi Godrej Award 2010, C-DAC Oration Award 2006, KG Foundation’s Personality of the Decade Award 2004, PGCIL Award 2001, Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation Award 2000, Global e-Biz Award 2001, FICCI Award 1999 for Excellence in Engineering & Technology, Lokmanya Tilak Award 1999, Rotary Excellence Award 1997, Pune’s Pride Award 1996, H.K. Firodia Award 1996-97 for Life-Time Achievements in Science & Technology, Distinguished Alumni Award 1994 of IIT Delhi, VASVIK Award 1993, and Electronics Man of the Year Award 1992 and many more.
Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is ppresently Chairman of the Oversight Committee, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) as well as Chairman of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan of linking India’s leading Universities and institutions to 6.4 lakh villages for their integrated development through scientific and technological interventions along with cultural and spiritual awakenings, Founder Chancellor and Chief Mentor of Multiversity, Chancellor of D. Y. Patil University, and National President of Vijnana Bharati. Dr. Bhatkar did his Ph.D. in Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1972. He has been conferred Honorary D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by Dr. D.Y. Patil University. Ph.D. by Gujarat Technological University and D.Litt. from Nagpur University. His life mission is to bring about a synthesis of science and spirituality for the service of humanity.