Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is celebrating Shankara Jayanthi on Ugadi, April 6, 2019. The main objective of the event is to enable students to learn about Sankaracharya’s life, legacy and achievements.
The keynote address of the event will be on Adi Shankaracharya, his impact on Indian culture, religion and philosophy, delivered by a renowned Sanskrit scholar. This will be followed by a play on the life of Adi Shankaracharya. Students will also present various cultural performances on the stage.
The following events will also be held on this day:
- Vakyartha Sabha: This is a scholarly discussion on some piercing questions from the Indic traditions. 5 scholars from Sringeri and other centres of learning shall participate in the conversation.
- Inter-collegiate Elocution contest: This is a Sanskrit-English bilingual contest. Students from colleges/universities having Sanskrit programs will be invited to participate in the event. Winners will be awarded cash prizes.
- Inter-collegiate Quiz Competition in English
About the Organisers
Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) is a Deemed-to-be-University in the ‘de novo’ category, started in 2016. CVV, with its headquarters at Chinmaya International Foundation (Adi Sankara Nilayam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India), was established for the preservation of Indian cultural heritage and its knowledge traditions through higher education.
Founded on the principles of Purity, Spirituality, Practicality and Innovation, it’s core mission is to blend the ancient and time-tested wisdom of India with modern knowledge. Striking a careful balance between the old and new, the organization offers common streams of courses with unique electives and supplementary subjects, with an intent to mould the teenagers of today into well-rounded, responsible, value-grounded, young adults that contribute to the nation, and the world at large.
Indic Academy is proud to support the Shankara Jayanthi program by providing an event grant of Rs 75000.