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After leadership lessons via Ramayan, JNU conducts webinar on Bhagavad Gita

After a webinar on leadership lessons through Ramayan, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) conducted a webinar on lessons from Bhagavad-Gita during the COVID-19 crisis.

“We are happy to announce a webinar on ‘Lessons from the Bhagavad-Gita during the Covid-19 Crisis’ by Professor Subhash Kak, Oklahoma State University, USA on Thursday, 7 May 2020,” Vice Chancellor of JNU, Jagadesh Kumar Mamidala said.

Kak is a honorary visiting professor at School of Engineering, JNU and works in the area of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, archaeoastronomy, and history of science.

He is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) since 2018, and he was awarded the Padma Shri in 2019.

Kak, who is the author of 20 books that include Mind and Self, The Avamedha and the Wishing Tree, reviewed the disruptive changes that technology has thrust upon the world and how the Covid-19 crisis, while a serious challenge in itself, is a kind of a reset and an opportunity to make changes to be better prepared for the future.

Kak is also said to have discovered a long-lost astronomy of the Vedic period that was published in scholarly journals of the West and India and in the book The Astronomical Code of the Asgveda.

Earlier the university had organised a webinar on challenges and solutions to COVID-19. Over a thousand people including many from foreign countries had reportedly participated in that webinar. (IANS)

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