The 9th All India Students’ Conference on Science and Spiritual Quest (AISSQ) was held at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from Oct 30 to Nov 2. The conference was organised by Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata. The conference, inspired by Dr. T. D. Singh (His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami), a well known visionary and scientist-saint aimed at encouraging deeper exploration of scientific and spiritual disciplines. The central theme of the conference was, ‘Role of Spirituality in the Age of Science and Technology’.
The conference was inaugurated by K. N. Tripathy, Governor of West Bengal. Others present on the occasion included Souvik Bhattacharya Officiating Director, IIT Kharagpur; G. Satheesh Reddy advisor to the defence ministry, His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswamiji (Sri Adichunchunagiri Mahasamsthana Math, Karnataka), B. D. Mundhra (Managing Director, Simplex Infrastructures Limited) and H. P. Kanoria (Chairman, SREI Foundation, Kolkata).
Eminent personalities like Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe (Director, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, UK); Prof. Chirstoph Benz Muller (Heisenberg Fellow, Freie University, Berlin, Germany); Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay (AIIMS, New Delhi); Prof. P. B. Sharma (Vice Chancellor, AMITY University, Gurgaon) spoke at the conference. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
A Vedic Quiz Competition and two workshops on personality development and Bhagavad Gita were held in the course of the conference. Ten plenary sessions on diverse themes such as quest for the ultimate reality; science, spirituality and education; young minds speaks; spirituality in the lives of modern scientists; science and God; mystic elements in science and spirituality; spirituality and health; Life and Consciousness and science and technology in ancient India too were held.
Delegates and dignitaries from across the country too attended the conference.