CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), New Delhi, organised a lecture on 25 July 2023 under its SVASTIK (Scientifically Validated Societal Traditional Knowledge) initiative. SVASTIK is a PMO-monitored initiative coordinated by CSIR-NIScPR. This was the fourth session of the NIScPR-SVASTIK lecture series. The topic of the lecture was "Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam".
The CSIR-NIScPR SVASTIK lecture session witnessed the convergence of eminent scholars, researchers, yoga practitioners, and enthusiastic participants, who came together to explore the profound philosophy of Yoga and its relevance in fostering a global family. Shri Hasan Jawaid Khan, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NIScPR, delivered the welcome address and gave insightful introductory remarks on SVASTIK, setting the tone for the enlightening sessions that followed.
The highlight of the event was the captivating keynote address by Padma Shri Dr HR Nagendra, Chancellor of S-VYASA University, Bengaluru. Dr Nagendra's vast knowledge and expertise in the realm of yoga enthralled the audience as he eloquently expounded on the transformative power of yoga in uniting humanity and realising the concept of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.' His address left the attendees inspired and motivated to integrate yoga into their lives for personal and collective well-being. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr Charu Lata, Principal Scientist at CSIR-NIScPR.
Besides, as a part of this initiative, simplified creative content on scientifically validated Indian traditional knowledge is being disseminated through digital platforms in English and different Indian languages. Until now, 37 such stories have been disseminated in 09 traditional knowledge domains in English and 17 Indian languages. One can reach SVASTIK through @NIScPR_SVASTIK on all popular social media platforms.