Talent festival conducted
The 8th annual ‘All India Sanskrit Students Talent Festival’ was held with pomp and splendour at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (RSVP) last week. About 245 students from famed Sanskrit Universities across the country took part in the four-day event aimed at bringing out their hidden potentialities through literary and cultural activities. Students took part in events like antakshari, one act play, quiz, mono acting, folk dance, ‘Samasyapurti’, elocution in subjects like Sankhya, Nyaya, Dharmashastra, Mimamsa, Jyotisha, Vedanta, Sahitya and Vyakarana.
Minister for Human Resources Development (HRD) M.M. Pallam Raju unveiled a statue of Dhanwantri, God of Ayurvedic Medicine at the varsity.
He maintained that, Sanskrit, as a language, can play a crucial role in safeguarding our traditional values and customs.
Tirupati MP Chinta Mohan, Jnanpith Awardee and eminent scholar Padmabhushan Prof. Satyavrata Sastri, RSVP’s Vice Chancellor Hare Krishna Satapathy, Registrar C. Umashankar, Academic Affairs Dean Radhakanta Thakur, Dean and Faculty of ‘Sahitya and Samskriti’ S. Sudarsana Sarma, event coordinator C. Ranganathan and others took part.
A three-day national conference on ‘Emerging Themes of Microbial Technology’ was held at Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV) last week. Research scholars and students from various colleges presented their findings through paper presentations at the event.
Prof. Thanga Menon, Director of ALM Institute of Medical Sciences spoke on ‘Molecular Approaches to the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases’ while RARS Senior Scientist B.V. Bhaskar Reddy put forward his new invention while explaining ‘Sequence Diversity and detection of Yellow Mosaic Virus in Black gram by Duplex PCR’.
M.H. Fulekar, Dean of School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat stressed on the need for collaborative programmes with other varsities . SPMVV Vice Chancellor S. Ratna Kumari, Applied Microbiology Head P. Uma Maheswari Devi, Organising Secretary V.V. Lakshmi and others took part.