All India Oriental Conference In KU From Monday

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Srinagar – The Department of Sanskrit, University of Kashmir is organizing 3- day 46th session of All India Oriental Conference (AIOC) from 1-3 October at KU campus.  

Around 3000 delegates from different parts of the country and from other nations are expected to participate in the 3-day event during which 21 parallel sessions would be held at various auditoriums of the University with the inaugural event to be held at the convocation complex of the varsity. 

The technical sessions which would be held during the 3-day conference would discuss Iranian, classical Sanskrit, Islamic studies, Arabic and Persian, Pali and Buddhism, Prakrit and Jainism, History, Archaeology, Indian linguistics, Philosophy, Religion, Dravidic studies, Technical Sciences and Fine Arts, South East Asian Studies, West Asian Studies, Modern Sanskrit, Manuscriptology, Epic and Puranas, Sanskrit and Computers, Indian aesthetics and Poetic disciplines.

According to the head of the Department of Sanskrit Prof S. Razdan the department has so far received 2300 abstracts on various subjects related to the Oriental Studies.  “The objective of the seminar is to bring fragmented studies in various oriental learning on the same platform,” said Prof Razdan. 

“The All India Oriental Conference has served as the national forum of scholars interested in orient logy over the last nine decades since its inception in year 1919. The University of Kashmir is honored to host this mega event for second time, after a gap of 48 years,” added Prof Razdan.

Dr. J.B.Patnaik, Governor of Assam who is also the General President of the Conference, will deliver the Presidential address and AG Malik , Minister for higher education will inaugurate the function.

A renowned Orientalist, Prof Finn Thesien, Oslo University, Norway will deliver the key note address on the occasion.  Prof Satyavrata Shastri Jnanpitha Awardee, Prof Hamidi Kashmiri, Urdu scholar and distinguished Sanskrit scholar Prof. Ved Kumari Ghai will be the guests of Honor during the inaugural event whereas Dr Saroja Bhate of Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute will be the General Secretary.

Vice Chancellor, KU, Prof. Talat Ahmad will preside over the function.

During the conference twenty awards will be presented to the best papers presented by young scholars in different sections including  Vedic studies, Vedanta-Philosophy and Religion, religion, classical Sanskrit, Prakrit and Jainism, Modern Sanskrit, Pandit Parishad , Alamkarashastra, History , Technical Science and Fine Arts, Pali and Budisim, Epic and Puranas and Indian linguistics.

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