Chakra Announcements

Invitation for Participation in AISSQ-2006

by Bhaktivedanta Institute

Posted August 31, 2006


Introduction

Bhaktivedanta Institute www.binstitute.org/ is organizing a two-day conference on December 9 & 10, 2006 entitled "Second All India Students' Conference on Science and Spiritual Quest (AISSQ 2006)".

The conference will be held in Town Hall, Jagannath Puri, Orissa, India. Many scientists, students and faculties from well known universities, institutes and industrial organizations like University of Illinois, USA, Colorado State University, IITS (IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati), IISc Bangalore, Delhi College of Engineering, IT-BHU, BITS Pilani and Tata Technologies Ltd are in the organizing committee of this conference. Although this is an All India Students' conference, it is not limited to only students and scholars from India. Last year this conference is well attended by many scientists, students and faculties from various universities, institutes and industrial organizationsaround the world.

The center point of attraction of this conference is the scientific discussion on the most fundamental areas of modern science such as "Origin of Life", " Science of Happiness", "Big Bang and Cosmology", "Is Life beyond DNA", "Science and God", "A Critical Examination of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory in the context of Science and Spiritual Dialogue " and "India's Contribution in the Search for Ultimate Reality". Many renowned researchers will deliver the talks for understanding of the interesting developments in these areas in recent past. As this conference is meant to increase awareness about the recent scientific developments to understand the most fundamental questions in science, only the invited experts from around the world in the respective areas will deliver lectures.

Irrespective of age/background/nationality all are welcome to participate in this conference by registering to the conference on or before 5th November 2006. This conference has a nominal registration fee of Rs. 250 . Post conference tour of Puri includes additional cost of Rs. 150, which is optional and interested participants can avail this opportunity. Interested participants are requested to send the duly filled registration form (see the registration form below) along with the registration fee to the organizers. The last date of registration is 5th November 2006. For any details you are welcome to contact the organizers through email address conference2006@binstitute.org.

Conference Theme and Background

The priceless wealth of knowledge provided by the self realized scholars of Vedanta in the form of revealed scriptures could provide many vital insights in expanding the scientific knowledge of life and origin of the universe. A synthetic approach between modern science and the vedantic knowledge could help the sincere seekers of truth to deeply investigate and bring breakthroughs in resolving the deeper reality. The 2nd All India Student's Conference on Science and Spiritual Quest (AISSQ-2006) is a humble attempt by the Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata to bring together the intellectual minds from various scientific and philosophical backgrounds to discuss the topics related to some of the most fundamental aspects of science such as life and the universe and their origin, and the nature of ultimate reality. This is a yearly conference organized by Bhaktivedanta Institute. First conference was held at Vrindavan, UP, India on December 6, 2005. This conference is well attended by many scientists and scholars from both India and abroad.

About the Conference Venue

The conference will be held in Town Hall, Jagannath Puri, Orissa, India. Jagannath Puri is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. It is famous for the pristine Jagannath temple, the grand Jagannath Rath Yatra, delicious mahaprasadam and beautiful sea beach. People from all over India flock to Jagannath Puri during the Ratha Yatra and winter season. The weather during the month of December is very pleasant.

Food, Accommodation and Tour

The organizers will arrange lunch and dinner for all the delegates and their spouses during the conference period. Delicious vegetarian specialties will be served. Accommodation will be arranged for all the participants who will register before the 5th November. The cost of food and accommodation is included in the registration fee (Rs. 250). Post conference tours will be arranged for interested delegates. Delegates interested in post-conference tour should inform the organizers before November 5 and additionally pay Rs. 150 per person.

About the Organizers

The Bhaktivedanta Institute, an international organization based in Calcutta, India, with offices in Denver, CO, has promoted and contributed to the field of Science and Spirituality for the past twenty-five years under the leadership of H. H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami (Dr. T. D. Singh) . It has organized major Science and Spirituality conferences, bringing together a broad spectrum of religious and scientific leaders, and has published many groundbreaking books in the field. Working with the UN and collaborating with the major world religions, it has also been a force for interfaith understanding and world peace.

Advisory Committee

Shishir Kumar Dube, Director, IIT Kharagpur,
Jagadish. N. Srivastava, Prof. Emeritus, Colorado State University,
P. B. Sharma, Principal, Delhi College of Engineering,
R. V. Raja Kumar, Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Kharagpur

Organizing Committee

H. H. Bhaktiswarupa Damodara Swami (Dr. T. D. Singh), International Director, Bhaktivedanta Institute,
Chairman Varun Agarwal, Research Scholar, Bhaktivedanta Institute,
Phalguni Banerjee, Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur,
Dr. Kanchan Chowdhury, Professor, Head of Cryogenic Centre, IIT Kharagpur,
Dr. Sudipto Ghosh, Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur,
Dr. P. K.Giri, Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati
Debashish Khan, Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur,
Bhaskar Kumar, Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur,
P. Suresh Kumar , Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur,
Dr. Subhash C. Mishra, Professor, Dean of Academic Affairs, IIT Guwahati,
Dr. Hare Krishna Mohanta,
Assistant Professor, BITS Pilani,
G. Tirupati Rao, Tata Technologies Ltd.,
Jamshedpur K. Vasudeva Rao, Research Scholar, Bhaktivedanta Institute
Ramjee Repaka, Research Scholar, IIT Kharagpur,
Gaurav Silwal, B.Tech., IIT Kharagpur,
Dr. P. K. Singh, Reader, IT-BHU,
Abinash Kumar Swain, Research Scholar, IISc Bangalore
Dr. Manoranjan Sinha, Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur,
Abhishek Tewari, Research Scholar, University of Illinois, USA
Dr. Ram Gopal Uppaluri, Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati

Conference Participation Details

Participation in this conference is open for all irrespective of age/background/nationality . All are welcome to participate in this conference by registering to the conference on or before 5th November 2006. A nominal registration fee of Rs. 250 without post conference tour and Rs. 400 with post conference tour is charged for this conference. Participants are requested to send the duly filled registration form (see the registration form below) along with the registration fee to the organizers on or before last date of registration (5th November 2006). For any details you are welcome to contact the organizers through email address conference2006@binstitute.org



Registration Form



Schedule