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Seminar Announcement

International Seminar on
Bhagavad-Gita: Holistic Life Management and World Harmony Tourism
Motivation
On
December 7-9, 2016

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana (India)

International Gita Mahotsav, (Dec 1-10, 2016, Kurukshetra)

International Seminar on Bhagavad-Gita: Holistic Life Management and


World Harmony Tourism Motivation

Theme Background
Bhagwad-Gita, the revered holy book has lighted the life path of mankind
umpteenth times. Its wisdom and guiding force never fails to surprise humanity. The
magnetism of Bhagwad-Gita has attracted devotees, sceptics, researchers, common
man alike and its unfathomable knowledge continues to fascinate learners. Gita is
celebrated in the land of Mahabharata Dharamshetre-Kurukshetra and Gita Jayanti
is an important occasion. The annual festivities of this occasion include many
programmes associated with Gita including intellectual deliberations in a seminar.
This seminar is attended by experts who share their researches and writings and
depart to gather again with new inputs. The seminar for the year 2016 is planned at
the International level with the objective(s) of sharing cross cultural works and
provide platform for wider knowledge building. The theme for the seminar is set in
the context of modern times where the learning of Bhagwad-Gita can provide
motivation for holistic life management and world harmony tourism for a blissful
and blessed world.
Organizers
The International Seminar on Bhagavad-Gita: Holistic Life Management and
World Harmony Tourism Motivation, is being organized by Kurukshetra
University from December 7-9, 2016 as part of International Gita Samaroh 2016.
The university started in 1956 with a Sanskrit department has grown in to a
multidisciplinary university. Situated on the western bank of holy tank
Brahmsarovar its 400 acres of serene ambience provide ideal settings for debates,
discussions, free thinking and interdisciplinary learning.
This seminar on Bhagwad-Gita is jointly organized by the Departments of Tourism
and Hotel Management, Sanskrit, Philosophy and Management with the objective of
getting inputs from scholars on Gita from different fields. The valuable knowledge of
experts shall be widely shared to enlighten many hearts and minds and to show the
path of selfless work for the betterment of society.
Theme(s) for Paper
The seminar is divided into six sessions as detailed below. Academic researches,
working papers and other contributions are invited for the technical sessions. A few
subject areas are specified for the sessions but researches working in other
disciplines may also contribute. The theme Bhagwad-Gita cannot be bound in
modern day discipline compartments.

International Gita Mahotsav, (Dec 1-10, 2016, Kurukshetra)

International Seminar on Bhagavad-Gita: Holistic Life Management and


World Harmony Tourism Motivation

Inaugural
Session
Technical
Session 1
Technical
Session 2
Technical
Session 3
Technical
Session 4
Valedictory
Session

Dec 7, 10.00 AM- 1.00 PM


Dec 7, 2.00 PM- 6.00 PM
Dec 8, 10.00 AM- 1.00 PM
Dec 8, 2.00 AM- 6.00 PM
Dec 9, 10.00 AM- 1.00 PM
Dec 9, 2.00PM-5.00 PM

Bhagwad-Gita and Holistic Life


Management
Contemporary Relevance of Srimad
Bhagwad-Gita
Goodwill, Peace and Spiritual TourismLessons from Bhagwad-Gita
Philosophy and Psychology of BhagwadGita: Holistic view of life
Relevance of Bhagwad-Gita in Modern
Day Management
Outcome of the Seminar

Highlights
Renowned international and national scholars of Bhagwad-Gita will be part
of the seminar and their papers will be published in a book with ISBN
number that will include researches from different subjects and languages.
The proceedings of seminar will be used as direction for future research and
works on Bhagwad-Gita.
The seminar is supported by the Govt. of Haryana and outcomes of
discussions shall provide new ideas and way forward for developing
Kurukshetra tourism as a land of Bhagwad-Gita.
Who should attend?
Academicians, Researchers, Scholars, Writers, Thinkers, industry experts and
Students
Submission Guidelines
Papers on the suggested themes or related themes can be submitted. Full papers
shall be 3000-5000 words with an abstract of 300 words and shall include name(s)
of author(s), affiliation, postal and e-mail address. Papers can be written in
English/Hindi/Sanskrit and shall be submitted by Nov 8, 2016.
Papers shall follow the style sheets for their respective disciplines as the seminar
technical sessions are coordinated by Dept of Sanskrit, Dept of Tourism and Hotel

International Gita Mahotsav, (Dec 1-10, 2016, Kurukshetra)

Management, Dept. of Philosophy and University School of Management and papers


are expected from Sanskrit, Tourism, Philosophy, Management, Law, Environment
and Sciences.
Contributors shall be informed of acceptance of their contributions by Nov 15,
2016. Abstract (s) of all accepted contributions shall be published in the seminar
Souvenir. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the seminar
proceedings in the book form with ISBN number.
Abstracts and Papers can be submitted to Organizing Secretary Seminar, Dept of
Tourism and Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University Kurushetra-136118
through email to geetaconference2016@gmail.com.
Registration
A nominal registration fee is to be paid by participants to seminar. The registration
fee details are:
Registration fee Rate
for per paper
presenter

Inclusions

Rs. 500
Academicians,
Researchers and
(without stay)
Industry
Rs. 1000
participants

Hospitality during seminar sessions, seminar


certificate, conference kit; and post seminar
proceedings (if paper published).

(with Stay)

Stay facilities in university guest house are


limited and shall be provided on priority to
invited guests and to those whose papers are
accepted.

Research Scholars

Rs. 300

Hospitality during seminar sessions, seminar


certificate, conference kit (if paper accepted)
and post seminar proceedings (if paper
published)

Students

Rs. 150

Hospitality during seminar sessions, seminar


certificate, conference kit (if paper accepted)
and post seminar proceedings (if paper
accepted)

Participants are advised to arrange their stay in advance as big number of tourists
are expected in Kurukshetra due to International Gita Mahotsav.

International Gita Mahotsav, (Dec 1-10, 2016, Kurukshetra)

International Seminar on Bhagavad-Gita: Holistic Life Management and


World Harmony Tourism Motivation

We encourage prior registration as it shall enable us to make suitable arrangements


for you. Registration fee can be transferred RTGS/ONLINE to the Seminar Account
in State Bank of India Kurukshetra University-number 36097724912 IFSC SBI
N1600. The details of transaction shall be shared along with registration form.
Registration form can be sent to the Organizing Secretary, Seminar by post or by
email.
You are requested to claim your Traveling allowance from your parent
institute.

Seminar Technical Committee


All papers shall be reviewed by the seminar technical committee of following
experts.
Sanskrit,
Indological
Studies
and
related
areas
Philosophy, Psychology
and related areas

Prof Lalit Gaur, Dept. of Sanskrit, Kurukshetra


University (KU)
Dr. S. M. Mishra, Dept. of Sanskrit, KU
Prof R. K. Deswal, Dept. of Philosophy (KU)
Prof Anamika Girdhar, Dept. of Philosophy (KU)

Management, Law and Prof B. S. Bodla, Director Institute of Management


related areas
Studies, KU
Prof Sudesh, Chairperson, University School of
Management, KU
Tourism
&
Hotel Prof R. B. Kumar, Dept of Tourism and Hotel
Management,
Management, KU
Environment,
Ecology Prof Smita Chaudhary, Institute of Environment
and related areas
Studies, KU
Correspondence for Seminar
Confirm your participation at the earliest. All queries regarding seminar shall be
addressed toDr. Surjeet Kumar
+ 919896248189

International Gita Mahotsav, (Dec 1-10, 2016, Kurukshetra)

International Seminar on Bhagavad-Gita: Holistic Life Management and


World Harmony Tourism Motivation
Email- geetaconference2016@gmail.com
Seminar Organizing Committee
Patron
Prof Kailash Chandra Sharma
Vice- Chancellor, Kurkshetra University Kurkshetra
Director Seminar
Organizing Secretary
Prof Manjula Chaudhary,
Prof Mohinder Chand,
Dean, Faculty of Commerce and
Chairperson, Dept of Tourism and Hotel
Management, Kurkshetra University(KU) Management, KU
Advisory Committee
Organizing Committee
Dr. S. N. Sachdeva, Prof NIT, Kurukshetra Prof Lalit Gaur, Dept. of Sanskrit,
Kurukshetra University (KU)
Dr. Pritam Singh, Lecturer G.S.S. Kanipala Prof R. P. Mishra, Dept of Sanskrit. KU
Dr. Ramender, Member, Krishna Circuit,
Ministry of Culture, GOI

Prof
Anil
Vashisth,
Mathematics, KU

Sh. Vijay Narula, Member KDB

Prof R. K. Deswal, Proctor , KU

Dr. Ajay Jangra, Principal Seth Banarsi Das


College of Education

Prof S. S. Boora, Dept. of Tourism and


Hotel Management, KU

Sh. Madan Mohan Chabra, Member KDB

Prof. Pawan Kumar Sharma


Dean Students Welfare
Dr. S. M. Mishra, Dept. of Sanskrit, KU

Sh. Upendra Singhal, Kuruksehtra

Dept.

of

Dr. CDS Kaushal, Director Youth Welfare


and Cultural Affairs

International Gita Mahotsav, (Dec 1-10, 2016, Kurukshetra)

International Seminar on
Bhagavad-Gita: Holistic Life Management and World Harmony
Tourism Motivation
On
December 7-9, 2016
REGISTRATION FORM
Name of the participant

Full details
Address

Designation
Email id
Phone no
Participating as
Paper presenter
Attendee
Others
Registering as
Academicians,
Researchers and
Industry participants
Research Scholar
(only for full time
research scholars)
Student
Details of registration
fee
Shall require accommodation
YES
NO

International Gita Mahotsav, (Dec 1-10, 2016, Kurukshetra)