The BRC team led by Gauranga Das and Mukunda Madhava Prabhu organized a one day conference in Pune on July 14 2019 in Pune to discuss the creation of Srila Prabhupada Spiritual University. The conference was attended by leading educationists from Maharashtra.
Seven dignitaries who are chancellers, vice chancellors or ex-vice chancellors of different universities of Pune have assembled to address the gathering of educationalists in Pune. Perhaps it is historical to have so many legendaries to come together at one place. Bhaktivedanta Research Center, Pune has organized the event at New Vedic Cultural Center (NVCC), Pune.
Chief Guest, Dr. Vijay Bhaktar, Chancellor of the Nalanda University, is an eminent Indian computer scientist, IT leader and educationalist. He is best known as the architect of India’s national initiative in supercomputing where he led the development of Param supercomputers. He is a Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Maharashtra Bhushan awardee. He is very happy with GEV offerings to the society. He is very happy. He looks forward that we have a great journey ahead combining tradition with cutting edge technologies.
Other eminent personalities who spoke on the occasion includes
Prof. Dr. Ram G. Takwale – Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Pune from 1978 to 1984, Former Vice Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University and Former Chairman of National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
Prof. (Dr.) Nitin R. Karmalkar– Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Prof. Dr. S. B. Nimse, Former Vice Chancellor, Lucknow University, Former Vice Chancellor, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (Maharashtra) (2008-2013).
Prof. (Dr.) N. J. Pawar, Vice Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Pune.
Mr. Vivek Sawant, Managing Director of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), Pune.
All these eminent dignitaries spoke about how to take forward the spiritual university and glorified the work of ISKCON in the field of education in spirituality.