As a part of आजादी का अमृत महोत्सव planned by the Government of India to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence, the School of Vedic Knowledge Systems and the School of Linguistics and Literary Studies of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) conducted an online seminar on the topic ‘Indian Freedom Struggle’ on 12 March 2021 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. 12 March is the day the Dandi March was started in 1930.
The seminar started with a prayer by Shashank C. G. (third-year IM Vyakarana), followed by welcoming the Guest Speaker Sri. Devendra Pai (Course Director of the PG Programme in Leadership, Politics and Governance, Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership, Mumbai), Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal (Vice Chancellor, CVV), Prof. Gauri Mahulikar (Dean of Faculty, CVV), faculty members and students of CVV.
In her opening remarks and introduction of the event, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar highlighted the significance of the Dandi March with regard to the Indian freedom struggle. The guest speaker, Sri. Devendra Pai, spoke about various freedom fighters who fought during the Indian independence movement of 1857. He inspired all the participants present in the meeting with his thoughts and opinions. Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal presented the concluding remarks and expressed why it is important to know the history of all the freedom fighters.
As a part of this seminar, an essay writing competition for students was announced on the following topics:
1. My Vision of Free India
2. Mother and Motherland are Greater than Heaven
3. India after Independence - A Reality Checkup
The vote of thanks was given by Ayush Sharma (second-year B.A.Sanskrit). The seminar ended around 5:00 pm with the Shanti Mantra.
- Narayana Baban Shete (second-year M.A. Sanskrit)
- Samana M. (second-year IM Vyakarana)