Remembering contributions of Hindi scholar
As part of the birth centenary celebrations of one of the foremost literatures and intellectuals of the twentieth century – Acharya Devendra Nath Sharma – one-day conclave was organised under the aegis of D.K. International Foundation. The event was held on April 21 at The International Centre, New Delhi. The Centenary celebrations are taking place under an overall coordinating cum advisory committee, of which JP Nadda is the Patron.
Under this arrangement, subsequent events following the inauguration, have been held in Kochi, Ranchi, Lucknow, Patna, Mumbai. Acharya's contribution to various facets of language and literature have been widely subjected to critical scrutiny, and some dedicated publications on his contributions are on the anvil. On the occasion, his plays have also been staged.
The event was devoted to take forward and contemporise Acharya's emphasis on some facets of lifelong learning such as conceptual systems, images and stereotyping, resistance to change, defenses and the need to know constructive criticism, organisation setting, improving the situation as well as learning-unlearning-learning. The day's event also included other points of concern in the area of "life long learning".
NN Vohra, Governor J&K, inaugurated the conclave and TN Chaturvedi, Former Governor of Karnataka presided over the pre-lunch plenary session.
Others participants included representatives from Malaysia, UAE etc. The dynamic list of discussion leaders included Kiran Karnik (Nascom), Sailesh Haribhakti (SHC), Raghav Chandra (Secretary Govt of India), SC Sharma (Director, IBS)and others.