VP to inaugurate world conference on Vedas on Dec 15

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.

File Photo: M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a world conference on the Vedas at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) here on December 15, social activist Swami Agnivesh said Tuesday.

The three-day ‘Vishwa Ved Sammelan’ will have in-depth discussions on de-mystifying various myths and fallacies surrounding the Vedas and Manu Smriti, he said.

The valedictory function of the conference will be attended by former president Pranab Mukherjee.

The event will witness daily ‘havan’ ritual amid chanting of the Vedic hymns by Muslim women to showcase that the ancient scriptures are available for the whole mankind to derive its benefits, Agnivesh said.

Fifty one couples having interfaith and intercaste marriages will be felicitated during the event, he said.

A special session on the World Parliament and endorsement of the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, and Veda, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and declaration on human rights will be other salient features of the conference, the social activist said.

The eminent speakers of the event will include Rajya Sabha Vice Chairman P J Kurien, Vijay Bhatkar, Swami Chidanand, Surdarshan Jugessur, Glen Martin, Arif Mohammad Khan and Acharya Nardeva, he added.