Who: First Bhagvad Gita conference
Where: United Kingdom
When: 25 September 2015
The first conference on the contemporary relevance of the Bhagvad Gita was held on 25 September 2015 in London, United Kingdom. The conference was organised by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and High Commission of India.
It was organised in collaboration with the Department of the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
The conference aimed to deal with the innumerable questions that exercise and confound through Bhagvad Gita and help to tap unique transformational energy.
The experts and historians from India and Britain got together for this two-day session which included aspects such as Bhagvad Gita and Yoga, Impact of Bhagvad Gita on Modern Sanskrit Writings and The Bhagvad Gita Timeless Values for Today.
The initiative of bringing together the delegation for the London conference was led by Suryakanthi Tripathi, former Indian ambassador to Spain.
About Bhagavad Gita
• Bhagavad Gita is one of the holy books which tell us the narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna.
• Bhagavad Gita consists of 700 slokas. It presents a synthesis of Dharma, bhakti, moksha and raja yoga.