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JNU organises Gita Jayanti: learning the philosophy, spirituality and way of life

JNU organises Gita Jayanti: learning the philosophy, spirituality and way of life

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On the auspicious occasion of the advent day of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, 


Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in collaboration with International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is organizing and celebrating GITA JAYANTI: learning the philosophy, spirituality and way of life.  


Date: 3 December 2022 (Saturday);

Time: 10 am till 06 pm;

Venue: JNU Convention Centre 


Kindly note that entry is free, however, registration serves as obligatory. Please register yourself by the link given below: 


To have a glimpse of the programme visit YouTube link:


For summary of the programme details, please see below:


*  Inaugural Session  (10 am to 11 am): 

(Shri Kapil Khanna, Mananiya Shri Shankarananda Ji, HG Rishi Kumar Prabhu Ji, Prof. S.C. Garkoti) 


* Second Session (11 am to 01 pm): Philosophical Dimensions and Bhagavad Gita as Way of Life 

(Prof. C. Upendra Rao, Prof. K. Ananta, Dr. R. Vittobachar, Prof. Santosh K. Shukla, Prof. Rajneesh K. Mishra, Prof. Ramnath Jha, Dr. B.N. Prasad) 


* Pasadam (01 pm to 01:40 pm)


* Third Session (01:40 pm to 03:30 pm):  Modern Reading and Relevance of Bhagavad Gita

(Prof. R.P. Singh, Prof. Heeraman Tiwari, Prof. Bindu Puri, Dr. Shuchi Yadav, Prof. Pawan K. Dhar, Shri Vineet Narain, Dr. Akhilesh Pathak)


* Concluding Session (03:30 pm to 05:30 pm): Spiritual Dimension: ISKCON Cultural Programme

(Invocation and dance, video show, motivational talk by HG Amogh Leela Prabhu Ji, skit, mime, kirtan) 

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.