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CSRD organises a talk on "Fighting for our Rivers and Glaciers"

CSRD organises a talk on "Fighting for our Rivers and Glaciers"

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CSRD organises a talk on "Fighting for our Rivers and Glaciers"
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Celebrating the World Environment Day | June 5
SaGAA collaborates with CSRD, JNU

Venue: Cartography Lab, CSRD, JNU
Date: May 29, 2023
Time: 15: 30 PM to 17: 00 PM

Talk: Fighting for our Rivers and Glaciers
Maj. Gen. Brajesh Kumar and Dr. Rasik Ravindra

Welcome Address: Prof. D. N. Das, Rector-II, JNU
Moderator: Prof.  Milap Punia, Chairperson, CSRD, JNU
Maj. Gen. Brajesh Kumar
A war veteran from Corps of Engineers; former Director General Works, Indian Army, he was responsible for Military Infrastructure Requirements of the Defence Services & Strategic Forces. During his 39 years of active service, he was actively involved with the development of strategic border infrastructure, along India’s Northern and North Eastern borders & Andaman Group of islands, as also creation of military infrastructure facilities in support of India’s military diplomatic initiative(s) overseas. A recipient of distinguished service awards of Vishisht Seva Medal and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India in 2010 and 2011 respectively. He is associated with a few NGOs such as INTACH, Johar HMO and the Atulya Ganga Foundation which is promoting sustainable development in Ganga basin.
Dr. Rasik Ravindra
Chairman SaGAA, Former Director, NCPOR
Dr. Rasik Ravindra is the current Chairman of the Society of Earth Scientists (of India), the Senior Vice President of LIGHTS, and a Member of the Research Advisory Committees of WIHG and NCPOR. Dr Ravindra was Chairman of the DST constituted Program Monitoring Committee on Dynamics of Himalayan Glaciers (2007-2012) and was appointed Chair, Panikkar Professor, in October 2012 by MoES.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.