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The Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture as its first initiative organised a Webinar on 7 march 2023 from 5.00 to 7.30 PM on the Cisco Webex platform. The webinar was participated by 262 participants from across the country as well as a few from abroad and also many through the VKIC Youtube channel.

The webinar started with Mangalacharan, after which Shri Dipankar Mahanta, Joint Secretary, VKIC welcomed all the participants from across the country and abroad, the invited speakers for the webinar and Pujya Swami Paramatmananda Maharaj, the Chief Guest of the webinar. This was followed by a power point presentation made by Shri Vinayak Ji on the Working Group (WG), the salient features of the concept note made on the theme, the various sub-themes, the progress made by the WG in organising the consultations amongst CSO’s thus far and how the WG has planned to take the various consultations forward across the country to finally arrive at the recommendations which will finally go to frame the policy pack of the C20.

After the brief background on the theme and the WG, the speakers were invited to share their views on the webinar. The speakers who spoke on the occasion were -

  • Ma. Nivedita Raghunath Bhide, Member, Steering Committee, C20 and the Vice-President, Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari. Watch the video
  • Dr. Shashi Bala, International Advisory Committee, C20 and the President, International Council of Cultural Studies, India. Watch the Video
  • Dr. Joram Begi, National Co-ordinator, C20 and the Chairman, Vivekananda KendraInstitute of Culture (VKIC). Watch the Video
  • R. Ramakrishnan, Co-founder of aXYKno Capital Services Pvt. Ltd. Eartha & Mackintosh Global Partners. Watch the Video
  • Prof. Bhagat Oinam, Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advance Study & Chairperson, Centre for Philosophy, JNU, New Delhi. Watch the Video
  • Swami Paramatmanandaji, Founder of Arsha Vidya Mandir, Convener and Secretary of the General- Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha. Watch the Video

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