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Awadh Mithila Summit

The relations between India and Nepal date back to more than thousands of years ago. They are very systematic and strong bounded, which can be seen in their socio-cultural, economical, religious and political similarities.

According to the Ramayana, Lord Ram was born to King Dasharath and Queen Kaushalya of Ayodhya (in present-day Uttar Pradesh state of India) in the Tretayuga. In the same period, Sita, the daughter of King Janaka and Queen Sunaina took birth in Janakpur province of Mithila (in present-day Nepal). Over the years, Rama and Sita were tied in the holy bond of matrimony and this laid the foundations for strong and healthy relations between India and Nepal which continues till date.

Today, India and Nepal share a unique relationship of friendship and cooperation characterized by open borders and deep-rooted people-to-people contacts of kinship and culture. There has been a long tradition of free movement of people across the borders. The two neighbors share similar ties in terms of Buddhism with Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini located in present day Nepal. They also have close bonds through marriages and familial ties, popularly known as Roti-Beti ka Rishta.

India Think Council through its India Cultural Study Center (ICSC) has been consistently involved in engaging various stake holders at national and international platforms to promote the cultural, economic and spiritual aspects of the Indian society. The Awadh Mithila Summit is a unique initiative of ITC that focuses on strengthening the relations between India and Nepal. It aims to bring a renewed approach to the relationship between the two countries by enhancing citizen’s engagement through representation of ideas at an international platform. The summit will bring together prominent academics, historians, economists and political experts from both the countries to discuss new ways for strengthening Indo-Nepal ties.

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25 Speakers

500+ National /International Participants

7 Sessions followed by Cultural events

2 Days Summit

Conference Schedule & Venue

Time Speaker Subject
2:00-5:30 PM - Inaugural Session
Chief Guest :
Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya , Hon. Deputy Chief Minister , Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
Special Guests :
Shri Swatantra Dev Singh , Hon. President - BJP ( UP)
Dr. Neelkanth Tripathi , Hon. Minister of Culture and Tourism , Govt. of UP
Dr. Satish Dwivedi , Hon. Minister –Basic Education ( I/C), Govt. of UP
Shri Rishikesh Upadhyay ,Hon. Mayor –Ayodhya
Shri Lallu Singh , Hon. MP – Ayodhya
Shri Ved Prakash Gupta, Hon. MLA- Ayodhya
Guest of Honor :
Prof. Manoj Dixit ,Hon. Vice Chancellor , Dr. RML Awadh University , Ayodhya
Prof. S. K. Singh ,Hon. Vice Chancellor, LN Mithila University , Darbhanga ( Bihar )
Shri Anuj Jha ,Hon. DM Ayodhya
Dr. Y. P. Singh , Hon. Director - Ayodhya Research Institute
Sanchalan : Mrs. Ranjana Tripathi
Shri Ram Stuti : Pt. Ashok Vaidik – Ayodhya
Video Presentation : 21 Notes Bangalore by Mr. Yashodeep – Bangalore
(Valmiki Ramayan Web Seris )
Saryu Aarti at Saryu Ghat ( Invited *)
6:00 PM - Cultural Program by Ayodhya Research Institute in the University Campus
Dinner ( Invited delegates )
Time Speaker Subject
9:30-11:00 AM - Revisiting Tretayuga and Ramayan
Video Presentation : Shri Jeevana Fernando , Director of Sri Lanka Tourism
(Ramayan in Sri Lanka)
Shri Vashudevacharya Vidyabhaskar-Ayodhya
Mahant Shri Girishpati Tripathi –Ayodhya
Mithilesh Nandini Sharan ( Pt. Mahesh Mishra )-Ayodhya
Prof. Rajneesh Shukla , Hon. Vice Chancellor – MGA Hindi Vishwavidyalaya , Vardha
Shri Y. P. Singh ( Ram Ki vishwa Yatra ) ,Director –Ayodhya Research Institute
Shri Krishna Kant Ojha – Editor of Swatwa ,Patna
Shri Vishwa Bhushan Mishra –ADM Trans Gomti , Lucknow
Moderator : Shri Harshvardhan Tripathi ,Sr. Journalist and Sr. Fellow at SPMRF
11:00-12:00 PM - Ramrajya –An ideal governance model
Dr. Sanjeev Sharma , Vice Chancellor – Motihari
Shri S. S. Upadhyay , Ex Legal Advisor , UP Governor
Shri Shalabh Mani Tripathi, Media Advisor – Chief Minister office
Prof. Jeetendra Narayan- Department of Political Science ,LN Mithila University
Shri Prakash Sharma ,Past Vice President of BJP , Uttar Pradesh
Moderator : Shri Rakesh Tripathi- Spokesman BJP & Faculty of India Think Council
11:40-12:40 PM - Mithila Ke Ram aur Awadh ki Sita ( Ram of Mithila and Sita of Awadh )
Sita Ram Vivah
1- Marriage rituals and values
Shri Pankaj Jha – Editor , ABP News
Dr. Sanjay Paswan , MLC and National Executive Member - BJP
Shri Umashankar Pachaury – Educationist and Scholar
Smt. Shilpi Sen - Spl. Correspondent – Sahara Samay Network– Lucknow
Smt. Neera Mishra – Founder , Draupadi Foundation – New Delhi
Moderator : Shri Prem Shankar Mishra – Nav Bharat Times
2- Unifying thread between families and culture (an analysis of present days marriages)
Smt. Chandana Datta – Maithili Sahityakar , Madhubani
Prof. Shashinath Jha – K. S.Darbhanga Sanskrit University , Darbhanga
Shri Rakesh Tripathi – Spokesperson BJP ( UP) and faculty India Think Council
Moderator : Shri Pankaj Jha – Editor , ABP News
12.40-2:00 PM - Lunch
2:00-3:00 PM - Ramayan Trail: a shared heritage of culture and economic development
Shri Anshuman Tiwari – Editor India Today Hindi
Prof. Manoj Dixit – Vice Chancellor – Dr. RMLAU , Ayodhya
Dr. Sunil Gupta –Director , Allahabad Museum
Shri Amarnath Dubey – Director(FSI-OT & RG) , Ministry of External Affairs
Shri Jitendra Kumar , IAS – DG Tourism
Shri Bala Venkateshran – Author and Scholar , Hyderabad
Moderator : Shri Shantanu Gupta - Author and Founder – The Ramayana School
3:00-3:10 PM - Tea Break and Quiz on Ramayan by Shri Shantanu Gupta , The Ramayan School , Noida
3:10-4:30 PM - Awadh -Mithila –Nepal : Ancient history and Vedic facts
Dr Sunil Gupta –Director , Allahabad Museum
Shri Anshuman Tiwari – Editor , India Today Hindi
Shri Shantanu Gupta – Author and Founder – The Ramayana School
Prof. Shashinath Jha – K. S.Darbhanga Sanskrit University , Darbhanga
Prof. Sanjay Shrivastava – Professor Department of Political Science – BHU
Moderator – Rudra Pratap Dubey , Social Media Activist & Moments With Rudra You Tube series
5:00-7:00 PM - Valedictory :
Mahant Shri Nritya Gopal Das Ji –Ayodhya
Mahant Shridharcharya Ji –Ayodhya
Mahant Vashudevacharya Vidyabhaskar – Ayodhya
Shri Raghavacharya –Ayodhya
Shri Ramanujacharya –Ayodhya
Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti Ji- Hon. Minister of state , Ministry of Rural development , Govt. of India
Shri Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi –Hon. Minister , Civil Aviation & Minority welfare , Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
Shri Syed Waseem Rizvi – Chairman , Shia Waqf Board
Dr. Y P Singh , Director - Ayodhya Research Institute , Ayodhya
Shri Rishikesh Upadhyay ,Mayor –Ayodhya
Shri Anuj Jha ,DM - Ayodhya
Shri Ved Prakash Gupta- MLA
Felicitation of Team & Convener
Vote of Thanks : Prof. Manoj Dixit ,Hon. Vice Chancellor , Dr. RML Awadh University , Ayodhya
Dinner ( Invitation Only )

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