Central University of Punjab to host virtual international Akhand conference on Jan 7, Ramesh Pokriyal to be chief guest

The papers will be presented in dialogue mode on different themes of the Conference in ten parallel sessions
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) is scheduled to organise a Virtual International Akhand Conference on the theme ‘Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace’in collaboration with Global Educational Research Association (GERA) on 6th-7tyh January 2021.  The Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt of India, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has kindly consented to grace the inaugural session as the Chief Guest and will deliver the inaugural address in the two-day Akhand Conference on 7th January 2021 at 10.00 AM.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof Raghavendra P Tiwari informed that, as the University is committed to quality higher education and cutting-edge research,  the Conference will provide a platform to researchers and educationists to share their views on drawing a roadmap for implementing recommendations of the student-centric National Education Policy-2020 rooted in Bhartiya culture and value system. The Conference will focus, from the global perspectives, on various paradigms of NEP-2020 intended to transform learning system of the nation to meet world standard by empowering youth with the global competencies- the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. All scenarios will be visualized by the researchers and academicians associated with this Conference for translating NEP-2020 into ground realities.

The two-day virtual Akhand Conference will continue uninterrupted for 31 hours. The researchers and educators will deliberate on various issues related to the transformation of the youth with respect to the pillars of Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram. The underlying belief is that the youth should face competition not by cutting the throat but by love and harmony so that the enduring peace and happiness is restored.

The papers will be presented in dialogue mode on different themes of the Conference in ten parallel sessions. EDUCON-2020, managed by CUPB & GERA, will provide an opportunity for participants to listen to internationally acclaimed educationists such as Prof. Eugene (University of Calgary, Canada); Dr Saamdu Chetri (Bhutan); Prof. J.K. Dhillon (University of Worcester, UK); Dr Lukas Ritzel (Switzerland); Prof Jariya (KMUTT, Bangkok); Dr Radhika Iyengar (Colombia University, New York);  Prof JS Rajput (Former Director, NCERT); Dr Chand Kiran Saluja (Director of Samskrit Samvardhan Pratisthan); Prof Vasudha Kamat (Former Vice-Chancellor, SNDT Women University, Mumbai); Prof Rajnish Jain (Secretary, UGC); Prof. Muhammad Akhtar Siddiqui (Former Chairman, NCTE; Prof CB Sharma (Former Chairman, NIOS), who will join as Invited Speakers in this Akhand Conference. President of the GERA, Prof SP Malhotra expressed the hope that deliberations of the conference will bring out the connection between our past heritage and future education system to re-establish Bharat as the Vishwa Guru in the field of education. Prof Dhirendra Pal Singh, Hon’ble Chairman, University Grants Commission has consented to grace the Valedictory Session as Chief Guest and will deliver the valedictory speech. 

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