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National Conference and Exhibition

November 4-7, 2022
Uttaranchal University Campus, Dehradun

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About The Conference
Exhibition & Poster Display
National Conference
November 4-7, 2022
November 5-6, 2022

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About The Conference

Concerned with the increasing challenge of sustainability and the security of humanity, 'Sumangalam', an initiative based on Indian thought (भारतीय संस्कृति), presents a unique Indian vision of addressing these challenges by securing the purity of the five basic elements of nature, the Panchamahabhuta (पंचमहाभूत) , consisting of the Earth (पृथ्वी), Water (जल/आप), Fire (अग्नि/तेज ), Air (वायु) and Space (आकाश).

Modern science, too, is turning today to an integrated view that was first heralded by the concept of the Panch Mahabhutas, which were considered the holistic foundation of all Nature, the matter and the force through whose constant interplay life is created and sustained. A fundamental harmony exists at both the macrocosmic and microcosmic levels. Understanding the holistic foundations of life, Nature and humanity’s place in it is essential to overcome the conflicts between humans and Nature, the root cause of the environmental challenges we face today.

To shape the solutions to the challenge of climate change and associated environmental concerns based on the synergy of Indian philosophical tradition and modern science, a National Conference on "Akash for Life" is being organised by Vijnana Bharati in association with various science Ministries/Departments and Uttarakhand State during November 5-6, 2022, at Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Eminent scientists, thought leaders, academics, traditional knowledge experts, practitioners, industry leaders, social and field workers, and students would actively participate in the conference. The event ensures an excellent opportunity to interact and initiate collaborations at the academic, industrial, and social levels.


Uttaranchal University Campus, Dehradun


November 4-7, 2022

Event Sessions

Theme of Sessions

Speaker 1

Earth and Atmosphere: Interactions of Akash

Speaker 2

Environment & Climate Change: Role of Akash

Speaker 3

Impact of modern technologies on Akash

Speaker 4

Space Technology for knowing Akash

Speaker 5

Sustainability, Adaptation & Mitigation measures

Eminent Speakers

Prof. Jagadish Shukla

Distinguished University Professor, George Mason University (GMU), ... Managing Director, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)

Dr. Nandita Srivastava

Senior Professor and Deputy Head (Admin), ...
Udaipur Solar Observatory,
Physical Research Laboratory

Prof. Dibyendu Nandi

Vice President, Commission E4, International Astronomical Union (IAU); ...
Coordinator, International Space Weather Action Team Education Cluster, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR);
Head, Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI);
Professor, Department of Physical Sciences;
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata

Dr. Anil Kulkarni

Distinguished Scientist,
Divecha Center for Climate Change, ...
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Dr. A. P. Dimri

Director, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai, India;
... Professor (On Deputation), School of Environmental Sciences;
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India;
Concurrent Faculty, School of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru;
University, New Delhi, India

Dr. David Frawley

Astrologer (Acharya), American Institute of Vedic Studies-USA

Dr. Raman Sukumar

Professor, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Dr. Prakash Chauhan

Director, NRSC

Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Professor, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

Dr. T V Muralivallabhan

Director, Marian Institute of Management, Kuttikkanam

Dr. R Krishnan

Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Dr Mukul Tewari

Scientist,Thomas J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

Dr. Shantanu Bhatwdekar

Scientific Secretary, ISRO, Bengaluru

Dr. Ankush Kohli

Scientist-E, Defence Research and Development Organisation

Dr. Geeta Vichare

Professor, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai

Prof. Mukesh Sharma

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Prof. Mukesh Khare

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Prof. Anil Bhardwaj

Director, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

Dr. Natchimuthuk Gopalswamy

Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Prof. Anand Patwardhan

Professor, University of Maryland, college park, USA
... Currently co-chair of the world adaptation science program and the adaptation research alliance

Prof S K Dhaka

Professor, Delhi University

Dr. T. K. Mandal

Scientist, NPL, New Delhi

Subinoy Das

Astrophysicist, Indian Institute of Astrophysics

J R Bhatt

Advisor, MOEFCC, New Delhi

Dr. Tejal Kanitkar

Professor, NIAS, Bangalore

T Jayaraman

Professor, MSSF, Chennai

Dr. A K Sahai

Rtd. Scientist, IITM Pune

Prof. S Gurubaran

Professor, IIG, Mumbai

Dr. Rashmi Sharma

Scientist, SAC

Dr. S. K Sarkar

Scientist, SAC

Dr. Akhilesh Mishra

Scientist, NCMRWF, Noida

Prof. Amit Garg

Professor, Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad

Dr. Rama Jayasundar

Professor & Head, Dept of NMR, AIIMS,New Delhi

Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta


Event Venue

Event venue location details and gallery

Uttaranchal University Campus

Arcadia Grant, Chandanwari, Prem Nagar, Dehradun




A four-day exhibition on Akash Tattva is organised during November 4-7, 2022 in the backdrop of the conference. The exhibits, models, posters, etc. will showcase the multiple dimensions of the concerns and remedies through scientific & creative art forms. An audio-visual center would screen short-films, movies, documentaries, and simulators.

Poster Session

Posters enabling the free expression of opinions and perspectives on Akash Tattva would be displayed. A balance would be maintained between inputs ranging from strictly scientific to artistic.

Media Coordination Committee

Dr. Debi Prasad Uniyal

Uttarakhand State Council for Science And Technology, Dehradun

Prof Kuldeep Singh Rawat

Govt. Degree College, Dehradun

Dr. Ravindra Kumar

Gurukul Kangri Viswavidyalaya, Haridwar

Dr. Dipendra Tripathi

Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

Dr. Amit Pokhariyal

Uttarakhand State Council for Science And Technology, Dehradun

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