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CEC22 : 14-16th Oct. 2022 , Gandhinagar ( Gujarat )


Program Agenda

Day 1: Inaugural Session: 14th Oct. 2022, Friday

Venue: Main Hall: Conference Hall (प्रेक्षागृह), EDII, Gandhinagar 2:00-3:30 PM

  • • Hon. Prime Minister of India**
  • • Hon. Chief Minister – Gujarat* (Or Representative)
  • • Pujya Swami Parmatmanand Ji, Gen. Secretary of Acharya Sabha
  • • Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey Ji, Hon. Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate, Govt. of India
  • • Shri Shripad Y. Naik, Hon. Union Minister of Tourism (MoS), Govt. of India *
  • • Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan, Former Governor Mizoram & Member Padmnabh Swami Temple Trust and Trustee Jatayu Rama Temple, Kerala
  • • Shri Gopal Krishna Agrawal, National Spokesman, BJP and Chair of CEC22
  • • Prof. Sunil Shukla DG of EDII, Gandhinagar
  • • Prof. Ami Upadhyay VC of BAOU, Ahmedabad

Video Messages for CEC22: Hosted at EDII/ITC Portal

  • • Chief Minister –
  • • Chief Minister – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister – UK, Chief Minister - MP
  • • Chief Minister – Madhya Pradesh
  • • Pujya Swami Awadheshanand Ji, Harihar Ashram
  • • Pujya Swami Ramdev Ji, Patanjali Yogpeeth
  • • Shri Govind Dev Giri Ji, Treasurer Sri Ram Janmbhumi Teerth Kshetra and Shri Krishna JanmBhumi Teerth
  • • Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra, Ireland (Video/Online)
  • • Shri Sachin Chaturvedi – DG, RIS New Delhi
  • • Shri Amish Tripathi, Director, The Nehru Centre, London
  • • Dr. Chinmay Pandya, Pro Vice Chancellor -Dev Sanskrit University, Haridwar (Video)/Shantikunj (World Gayatri Parivar)
  • • PP Swami Chinna Jiyar – Statue of Equality, Telangana
  • • Prof. Sunaina Singh, Hon. VC Nalanda University (Online)

High Tea: EDII, Inaugural Venue (प्रेक्षागृह)

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Day 1: Technical Session: 14th Oct. 2022 Friday

Venue: Conference Hall (प्रेक्षागृह), EDII, Gandhinagar
4:30-5:30 PM

1. Cultural economy in India: Understanding the role and contribution to the national economy (माध्वीर्नः सन्त्वोषधीः)
Speakers: Welcome Remarks: Durgesh K Rai, Fellow, RIS, New Delhi
Chair: Dr. Seshadri Chari, Member of Governing Council, RIS, New Delhi and Chairman, China Study Centre MAHE, Manipal

Panelists:
1. Anurag Saxena: CA and Co-Founder India Pride, Singapore
2. Sandeep Singh: Founder of www.swastik.net.in and Author
3. Dr. V. Selvakumar (Online): Associate Professor, Department of Maritime History and marine Acheology & Head and Coordinator, Venture for Indian Ocean Studies, Tamil University
4. Dr. Shruti Kikani Anerao: Professor, Gujarat Technological University and Head of Dharohar- Centre of Indian Knowledge System, Academic Advisor – Bhishm School of Indic Studies

Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Pooja Sharma, Gunjan Sharma Tea Break: 5:30 -5:40 PM

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Day 1: Technical Session: 14th Oct. 2022 Friday

Venue: Conference Hall (प्रेक्षागृह), EDII, Gandhinagar
5:40-6:45 PM

2. Religious conflicts and resolution सत्यं सत्येन दृश्यते
Speakers
Chair: Swami Parmatmanand Saraswati, Gen. Secretary of Acharya Sabha

Panelists:
1. Prof. Sampadanand Mishra, Faculty of Rishihood University, Sonipat
2. Prafull Ketkar, Editor, Organiser
3. Parashuram Kaphle Special Correspondent (Foreign and Strategic Affairs), Naya Patrika Daily, Kathmandu, Nepal

Moderator: Harsh Vardhan Tripathi, Sr. Journalist and Fellow of SPMRF, New Delhi
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Pooja Sharma, Gunjan Sharma

Dinner at EDII: 6:45 PM Onwards with Doc. Film of Mr. Nikhil Singh, Mumbai (Blood Buddha)

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday: Plenary Session

Venue: Conference Hall (प्रेक्षागृह), EDII, Gandhinagar
9:30-10:30 AM

3. Indic Culture, Institutions and NEP नास्ति विद्यासमं वित्तं, नास्ति विद्यासमं सुखम्
Speakers
Chair: Prof. Sanjay Paswan, Former Union Minister & MLC Bihar

Panelists:
1. Prof. Manoj Dixit, Former VC & Head, Dept. of Political Science, Lucknow University
2. Manoj Kumar Shrivastava, retd. IAS, Bhopal
3. Dr. Narendra Joshi, Academic Director, Bhishma Indic Institution, Pune
4. Prof. Nigam Dave, School of Liberal Studies -PDEU, Gandhinagar

Moderator: Prof. Parikshat Singh Manhas, Faculty of University of Jammu
Repertoire: Dr. Subhash Kumar (SoS), Dr. Jay P. Singh (SoE), Central University of Gujarat
Tea Break 10:30-10:35 AM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday: Plenary Session

Venue: Board Room, EDII, Gandhinagar,
10:35-11:35 AM

4. Attaining SDG 3; Role of Traditional Medicine Systems (योगाग्निमयं शरीरम्)
Speakers
Wecome Remarks: RIS, New Delhi
Chair: RIS, New Delhi

Panelists:
1. Ms. Namrata – RIS, New Delhi
2. Dr Nitin Agrawal, Managing Director of Bliss Ayurveda, Gr. Noida

Moderator:
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Pooja Sharma
Tea Break 11:35-11:40 AM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday

Venue: Conference Hall (प्रेक्षागृह), EDII, Gandhinagar
10:35-11:35 AM

5. Dharmik Development and sustainability स्वस्मै स्वल्पं, समाजाय सर्वस्वं
Speakers
Chair: Shri Kummanam Rajasekharan, Former Governor Mizoram & Member Padmnabh Swami Temple, Trivendrum and Jatayu Rama Centre, Kerala

Panelists:
1. Awanish Awasthi, IAS, Advisor to Chief Minister – UP
2. Padma Shri Audus Indra Udayana, Founder & Chairman Ashram Gandhipuri, Bali, Indonesia
3. Prof. Sanjeev Sharma, Former VC MGCU & Gen. Sec. IPSA
4. Alok Pandey, IAS, MD & Commissioner, Gujarat Tourism
5. Manoj Kumar Shrivastava, retd. IAS

Moderator: Prafull Ketkar, Editor Organiser
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Pooja Sharma, Kritesh Kumar, Niranjan Patel
Tea Break 11:35 PM-11:40 PM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday

Venue: Conference Hall (प्रेक्षागृह), EDII, Gandhinagar
11:40-12:40 PM

6. Tourism, Heritage, Pilgrimage and Investment in India
गायन्ति देवा: किल गीतकानि धन्यास्तु ते भारत भूमि भागे । स्वर्गापवर्गास्पद हेतुभूते भवन्ति भूय: पुरुषा: सुरत्वात ॥
Speakers
Chair: Prof. Manoj Dixit, Former VC & Head, Dept. of Political Science, Lucknow University

Panelists:
1. Vishal Singh, IAS, VC ADA & Commissioner Ayodhya Nagar Nigam
2. Anurag Saxena, Co-Founder India Pride, Singapore
3. Prof Abhijit Jog, Advisor – Bhishma Indic. Institute, Pune
4. Prof. Parikshat Singh Manhas, Faculty of University of Jammu

Closing Remarks: CA. Gopal Krishna Agrawal, National Spokesman -BJP and Chair of CEC22
Moderator: Abhijeet Sinha, Director – EODB & ASSAR, New Delhi
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Pooja Sharma, Niranjan Patel
Tea Break 12:40-12:45 PM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday

Venue: Conference Hall (प्रेक्षागृह), EDII, Gandhinagar
12:45-01:50 PM

6. Religious places and government monitoring (अन्यत्र हिकृतं पापं, तीर्थ मासाद्य नश्यति)
Speakers

1. Ajeet Bharti, Co-Founder of DO Politics
2. Harshvardhan Tripathi, Sr. Fellow of SPMRF and Sr. Journalist, New Delhi
3. Dr Prashant Kunjadiya, Anand, Gujrat, Advisor, Bhishma Indic
4. Rakesh Tripathi, Spokesman BJP (UP) and Faculty ITC

Moderator: Anuraag Saxena, Co-founder India Pride, Singapore
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Pooja Sharma
Lunch 01:50-2:30 PM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday

Venue: Board Room, EDII, Gandhinagar,
2:30-03:35 PM

5. Economics of Scale in pilgrimage and heritage
अत्रापि भारतं श्रेष्ठं जम्बूद्वीपे महामुने। यतोहि कर्मभूरेषा ह्यतोन्या भोगभूमय:।
Speakers

1. CA. Gopal Krishna Agrawal, National Spokesman -BJP& Independent Director BPCL
2. Prof Kshitij Patukale, Pune Founder Director, Bhishma Indic. Institute, Pune
3. Dr. Ranita Nagar, Professor of Economics -GNLU
4. Sandeep Singh, Author of Temple Economics
5. Parashuram Kaphle Special Correspondent (Foreign and Strategic Affairs), Naya Patrika Daily, Kathmandu, Nepal

Moderator: Dr. Sriram Divi, Associate Professor, SOS, PDEU, Gandhinagar
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Gunjan Sharma, Niranjan Patel, Kritesh Shrivastva
Tea Break 3:35 - 3:40 PM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday

Venue: Manthan Room, EDII, Gandhinagar
2:30-03:35 PM

7. Inclusive Growth: Tribes Tradition, Technology (संगच्छध्वं संवदध्वं)
Speakers

1. Prof. Sanjay Paswan, Former Union Minister & MLC Bihar
2. Prof. Sanjeev Sharma, Former VC MGCU & Gen. Sec. IPSA
3. Hitesh Shankar, Editor, Panchjanya
4. Dr Vidyadhar Vaidya, Convenor, Bhishma Council for Indian Knowledge Systems
5. Dr. Amit Bhattacharya, Director RIDA, Kolkata
6. Rakesh Tripathi, Spokesman BJP UP and Faculty ITC

Moderator: Dr. Tapas Kumar Dalapati, Professor, School of Social Sciences, CUG
Repertoire: Dr. Milind Solanki, Assistant Professor, SoL, Literature and Culture Studies, CUG.
Tea Break 3:35- 3:40 PM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday

Venue: Board Room, EDII, Gandhinagar
3:40 - 4:45 PM: Special Session by NCPCR, New Delhi

7. Cultural Heritage of Child Development & rights (स्वयमेव मृगेंद्रता)
युक्ति युक्तं प्रगृह्णीयात् बालादपि विचक्षणः।
रवेरविषयं वस्तु किं न दीपः प्रकाशयेत्॥
Speakers:

1. Prof. Harshal Bhai Shah, Former VC Children’s University, Gandhinagar
2. Shri Priyank Kanoongo, Chairman – NCPCR
3. Prof. Sampadanand Mishra, Prof. Rishihood University, Sonipat

Moderator: Harshvardhan Tripathi, Sr. Fellow of SPMRF and Sr. Journalist, New Delhi
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Gunjan Sharma, Pooja Sharma
Tea Break 4:45- 4:50 PM

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Day 2: Technical Session: 15th Oct. 2022 Saturday

Venue: Chintan II, EDII, Gandhinagar
3:40-4:45 PM

7. Humanitarian Economics and Consciousness योगश्चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः
Speakers
Chair: Pujya Swami Parmatmanand Ji, Gen. Secretary of Acharya Sabha

Panelists:
1. Padma Shri Audus Indra Udayana, Founder & Chairman Ashram Gandhipuri, Bali, Indonesia
2. Prof. Pradeep Mallik, SOS, PDEU, Gandhinagar
3. Dr. Alka Gupta, Founder Agath Health Care, Bangkok, Thailand
4. Dr. Shrish Pandey, Director, Nairogyam Foundation, Bengaluru

Moderator: Dr. Harmik Vaishnav, Associate Professor, SOS, PDEU, Gandhinagar
Repertoire: Swati Rawat, Pooja Sharma Tea Break 4:45- 4:50 PM

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Valedictory Session
Day 3: 16th Oct. 2022 Sunday

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Venue: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University (BAOU), Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
10:00-11:30 AM

• Hon. Union Minister, Govt. of India* • Hon. Union Minister, Govt. of India* • Shri Mukul Kanitkar, Organising Secretary, Bharat Shikshan Mandan • VC BAOU, Ahmedabad • Hon. Minister of Culture –Govt. of Gujarat • Pujya Swami Parmatmanand Ji, Gen. Secretary of Acharya Sabha • DG – EDII, Gandhinagar • Editor, Organiser • Editor, Panchjanya 12:00 PM

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Cultural Economy Conclave 2022

No economy devoid of the religious (Dharmik) and spiritual pursuits and the cultural values of the region can grow sustainably. Materialism or spirituality or culture alone is not capable of thriving unless they coexist in a system of good governance.

While economics is indicative of the prevailing conflicts of a capitalist or aspiring to be capitalist society and its overall business and trade activities; spirituality deals with something that is sacred and possess the power to heal and guide for righteousness according to appropriate dharma of the religious practices. The discipline (Cultural Economy or religious economy) recognizes the value that both economics and dharma lend to each other.

While Dharma (religion) and spirituality is the guiding force of any noble society in every walk of life; culture and tradition are the reflection of beliefs, behaviour and values deeply inherited in the society and prevailed as such to be recognised as an identity and inspiration.

This is also refereed as behavioural economics. Cultural Economics studies the relation between with culture and economical values which is created by the culture itself. Cultural finance is a growing field in the behavioural economics that studies the impact of cultural differences on individual financial decisions and on financial markets. We may also call it "The Role of Social Capital in Financial Development”.

It is believed that the concept (cultural economy) as a subject of studies emerged in the mid-90s of twentieth century in the social sciences and economic theories. However, the great Indian philosopher Acharya Kautilya narrates economics, dharma and behavioural science in the 3rd century as;


सुखस्य मूलं धर्मः , धर्मस्य मूलं अर्थः
अर्थस्य मूलं राज्यं , राज्यस्य मूलं इन्द्रिय जयः
इन्द्रियाजयस्य मूलं विनयः, विनयस्य मूलं वृद्धोपसेवः
वृद्धोपसेवाय विग्न्यानं , विग्न्यानेनं आत्मानं सम्पद्येत
समपदितात्म जितात्मम भवति, जितात्मा सर्वार्थे संयुज्यते

There is a wide discussion around for a precise definition and its composition in terms of sectors of activity; however, it is a concept to which is assigned a different meaning. In some cases, it contextualizes the economics associated with the culture and creative industries, tourism and heritage and in other it relates to the economic exploitation of the culture and heritage of a society. And in another case, it means both.

It is an understanding and practice of consciousness in business and behaviour. A cross-disciplinary study combining psychology, economics and the spiritual science of the Vedas and Indian culture to explain the vying among rivalry, deceit as success strategy, cut-throat competition, ignorance of culture and ethical values considering as obstacle to growth and development, unending economic hardship, exploitation, inequity, and struggle in this world, economic methods devoid of peace and sustainability and emerging ecological problems.

Since Economics is a man-made creation which is a set of ideas entirely created by human beings, if we want to understand the economic problem and its solution we must understand how and why human beings act in this world? That will give us the insight needed to properly adjust the economic activity and human consciousness and all of the parameters of the economic calculus to get the desired result.


चिन्तामपरिमेयां च प्रलयान्तामुपाश्रिता: |
कामोपभोगपरमा एतावदिति निश्चिता: || 11||
chintām aparimeyāṁ cha pralayāntām upāśhritāḥ
kāmopabhoga-paramā etāvad iti niśhchitāḥ

They obsess with endless anxieties that end only with death. Yet, they remain assured that gratification of desires and accumulation of wealth is the ultimate objective of life.

The verse from the Bhagvad Gita is the substratum of what religious or cultural economy explicates in terms of material and non-material (Spirituality) pursuits of life. Religious Economy or cultural economy as a concept bridges the corporeal, worldly and the transcendental or intangible aspects of human existence.

Pubic Administration literature also identifies the two dimensions through the hierarchy of needs. It suggests that the attainment of basic physiological needs of food and shelter is followed by security needs which are fulfilled by financial gains. Having achieved these needs, man tends to move into the realm of self-actualization which we refer to spirituality, thus making it imperative to understand that human consciousness does not cease to exist on obtaining wealth. Rather, it constantly impels man for more, which could be misunderstood as material urge. It is this cycle of psychological, security and spirituality need that becomes the principle of humanity.

Spiritual Economics (Religious and cultural) analyses economic behaviour as a function of human consciousness, and explains the development of consciousness using concepts from the Vedas and Bhagvad Gita.

Within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations, the international development agenda refers to culture for the first time. This has been lauded by UNESCO as “an unparalleled recognition”. The safeguarding and promotion of culture is an end in itself, and at the same time it contributes directly to many of the SDGs (5,8,10,11,17)— safe and sustainable cities, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, the environment, promoting gender equality and peaceful and inclusive societies, Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. The indirect benefits of culture are accrued through the culturally-informed and effective implementations of the development goals.

The SDGs enshrine a conceptual shift in thinking about development beyond economic growth — envisioning a desirable future that is equitable, inclusive, peaceful, and environmentally sustainable. This bold vision demands creative approaches, beyond the typical linear and sectoral ones that most countries have been used to in recent decades.

If the SDGs are grouped around the economic, social, and environmental objectives as the three pillars of sustainable development, then culture and creativity contribute to each of these pillars transversally. The economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, in turn, contribute to the safeguarding of cultural heritage and nurturing creativity.

Cultural heritage — both tangible and intangible — and creativity are resources that need to be protected and carefully managed. They can serve both as drivers for achieving the SDGs as well as enablers, when culture-forward solutions can ensure the success of interventions to achieve the SDGs.

Therefore, to delve into such a convergent discipline, we firmly believe that Indian states as a place, owing to its rich and varied historical, cultural and economic attributes would do justice to this conclave.

Tentative Sessions: –

  • SDG and GDP through cultural renaissance
  • Dharmik Development and sustainability
  • Religious conflicts and resolution
  • Religious places and government monitoring
  • Tourism, Heritage, Pilgrimage and investment
  • Indic Culture: institutions and NEP
  • Inclusive growth: Tribes, Tradition, Technology
  • Cinema, content Indian History
  • Organic India and wellness tourism
  • Tourism & Ayush
  • Village tourism, Punchayat & Museum
  • Role of history and heritage in GDP
  • Indian History and cultural growth
  • Humanitarian Economics and consciousness
  • Economics of scale in pilgrimage and heritage
  • Cultural Heritage of Child Rights

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