Open Learning for All (OLA) Sessions – April 2021

Session 49 (01 April)

Dr. Shakuntala Gawde, Assistant Professor of Sanskrit at Mumbai University, spoke on the ‘Grand Narrative Structure of the Bhagavata Purana’. Various akhyanas and upakhyanas narrated in a chain aroused the interest of the audience. While preaching philosophy and ethical values, the talk also touched the heart developing devotion in the listeners.

Session 50 (29 April)

This was a milestone in the Open Learning for All series on Indian Knowledge Systems that was started over a year ago, marking the 50th session. Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda (Founder Chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth) blessed the event with his brief note on Sri. Rama. This was followed by a talk by Professor Radhavallabh Tripathi, former Vice Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Delhi on ‘Valmiki’s Rama’. He emphasized the human qualities of Rama based on the Valmiki Ramayana.

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