Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC)

Report – October and November 2020

Various programs in which Dr Sampadananda Mishra, Director, SAFIC,  was invited to participate

On  October 7 Dr. Sampadananda Mishra was invited to participate in a meeting hosted by  Shri Beluru Sudarshan ji, E-governance Advisor to  Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka. The meeting was all about Manuscript preservation in general and some action plans for  Oriental Research Institute Mysuru. The issue related to cataloguing and digitization of manuscripts and old rare books were discussed and an action plan was prepared to fulfill the task step by step. Many other experts present in the meeting shared their views and took up responsibilities.

On October 9 Dr. Mishra held a special meeting with few office bearers of PRATHAM Foundation. The meeting was to explore possibilities of collaboration with SAFIC on few projects related to a national level teacher’s training program and Sanskrit for children.

On October 9 Dr. Mishra attended the Indian Yoga Association meeting on National Consultative Meeting – Yoga. The agenda here was to the process of the QRC process of NSDC and finalise.

On 12 October  Dr. Mishra was invited for an online conversation on Sanskrit and Sanskriti. The Conversation was hosted by Mr. Aditya Satsangi, Founder  https://www.sattology.com/ . The conversation is available on the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31TjQuMJOuE&t=1805s

On 19 October Dr. Mishra was invited to deliver a keynote speech in an International Conference organized by LD Arts College, Ahmedabad. This conference was attended by participants from eighty-five countries. Dr. Mishra spoke on Sanskrit Digital Literacy during COVID 19. The talk was highly appreciated by the organisers and the participants. The talk is available on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTO2xWZRT_k (Dr. Mishra’s talk is from 01:30.00 to 01:50:00)

On 23 October Dr. Mishra was invited to by Sushrut Science Academy to deliver a talk on ‘Spirituality – the tangible solution to the present crisis of humanity’. This was organized as a part of Sharadiya Vichara Pushpamala. The talk is available in the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2TcJYbySSQ&feature=youtu.be

On October 25 Dr. Mishra was invited by Swami Vivekananda Study Circle, South Korea to speak on Educational Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and Rishi Sri Aurobindo.

On October 26 Dr. Mishra was invited by Knowledge Beyond College  for a podcast on Essentials of Indian Culture and Importance of Sanskrit feat. The podcast is available on the following link:

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xNDRlZTA4MC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw/episode/NGQ2MmM4ODAtODY5OS00NWU1LWE1YTUtZTY1Y2U3MmIxNzEw

On November 22 Dr. Mishra was invited by the Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women to deliver a talk on Applications of Indian Psychology. This was organized as a part of a Faculty Development program on Foundations and Applications of Indian Psychology.

On November 22 Dr. Mishra also delivered a talk on Power to Create a Conscious Humanity in an International Conference on the Power to Create Conference organized by Birthing the New Humanity from 20 to 25 November 2020. The Conference was attended by participants from all over the world.

On November 23 Dr. Mishra was invited by the GETI Global #Disruptive Education Movement to deliver a talk on A New Education in the New World. The talk is available on the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/866072746841732/videos/362752771693546

On 24 November Dr. Mishra was invited to deliver the Inaugural address of Sant Shree Dnyaneshwara and Sant Shree Tukaram Endowment Lecture Series 2020 organized by MIT World Peace University, Pune.

It was indeed a great honour for Dr. msihra to be a part of this historic event in which he had the privilege of sharing his thoughts on Life teachings from the Sacred texts of India.

It was again my good fortune to have the blessings of Prof. Vishwanath Karad ji, Prof. Vijay Bhatkar ji, Honorable Suresh Prabhu ji, Honorable Sadhvi Nirajna ji, Honourable Da ji (Shree Kamalesh Patel ji) and many other dignitaries.

In essence Dr. Mishra talked about the idea of divinity, truthfulness, becoming free from the disintegration, eternal happiness and peace, calmness of mind, putting the spiritual truth in practice, and the quest for the attainment of freedom from all limitations.

Here is the YouTube link of the entire four hours session.

Dr. Mishra’s talk  is from 2:57:00 to 3:26:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBZD7WB8IIQ&feature=youtu.be

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