Vedic conference to be held in Trinidad and Tobago

Over 100 scholars from India and around the globe will participate in the World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES) at the University of the West Indies early next month, the site reports. T&T’s Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is expected to address the seminar, which will be held August 4-7.

Indian High Commissioner Malay Mishra told a press conference yesterday that this is the first time such a conference is being held in the Caribbean. The conference is sponsored by WAVES, along with the Indian High Commission and the Mahatma Gandhi Cultural Centre, with Bal Ram Singh, a professor, as chair. “The universal insights of the Vedas have much to guide and inform us in this challenging global climate. Hence we have chosen the conference theme: Vedic Knowledge for Civilisational Harmony,” Singh commented. ‘Vedic heritage is vast, diverse and complex and it is reflected in WAVES 2010 line-up of over 100 Vedic scholars, linguists, philosophers, scientists and mathematicians who will be presenting their respective research.’

Conference coordinator, Pundit Ramsamooj, said people in T&T are looking forward to hosting the first ever WAVES conference outside the US.

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