ANDHRA PRADESH

Varsity aims at producing ‘Vedic scientists’

Special Correspondent

Two-day seminar draws speakers from across the country

TIRUPATI: A two-day national seminar on the theme, ‘Vedic Astro Science’ got off to a start at Sri Venkateswara Vedic University here with Vice-Chancellor S. Sudarsana Sarma in the chair.

He said it was rare to see a scholar with the right blend of both Vedic and scientific knowledge and pointed out that it was to produce such a genre of ‘Vedic scientists’ who were proficient in both the distinct fields that the university was gearing itself.

The meet is being organised by under the joint auspices of the S. V. Vedic University and Centre for Theoretical Studies, Veerabhumi, West Bengal.

In this context, the Vice- Chancellor pointed that the Vedic University was offering computer science and English as well to the students. to make them competent Vice-Chancellor of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidya Peetha, Tirupati, Harekrishna Satapathi speaking as the chief guest while complimenting the Vedic University for its endeavour towards promotion of Vedic sciences sought more seminars on other subjects too like Vedic mathematics, yoga, astronomy, astrology and social studies.

Grey realms of science

Dr. R. Ramamurthy, noted zoologist and former Vice-Chancellor of SV University said that there were still grey areas in the realm of science.

Citing an example of the ‘black hole’ he wanted the Vedic scientists to find out whether there was any mention about it in the Vedas.

He also wanted research and studies by the modern scientists on the ‘multi-universal’ concept referred to in the Vedas and said that there were subjects in the universe which needed the attention of the Vedic scientists as they were still beyond the comprehension of regular scientists and researchers.

Other speakers

While R. Mukherjee presented a paper on ‘Relevance of Vedas in the studies of physical sciences’, Dr. H.K. Sishra delivered a talk on the theme, ‘Environmental consciousness in Vedic life and literature’. Among others Vijayaraghavacharya, secretary of TTD’s Dharma Prachara Parishat spoke.

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