“BRIDGING GAP BETWEEN ANCIENT AND MODERN SCIENCES IS NEED OF HOUR”-RSVP CHANCELLOR SRI GOPALASWAMY
Tirupati, 18 November 2015: Former Chief Election Commissioner and present chancellor of Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (RSVP) Sri Gopalaswamy, IAS(Retd.) strongly felt that the gap between ancient and modern sciences need to be bridged through extensive research which is the need of hour.
A four-day international conference on Veda Science was inaugurated at Mahati auditorium in Tirupati on Wednesday evening. The Chancellor of RSVP in his inaugural address as chief guest said, “Ancient and modern sciences should be treated as two sides of the same coin. “Research is the key instrument which could bridge the North-South gap that is the vast divide between these two sciences”, he reiterated.
Prof Rallapalli Ramamurthy as Guest of Honour in his address stated that the knowledge of Vedas and ancient texts as “Vidya” which enriches the man not only intellectually but also ethically. “The application of vedic knowledge should improve interpersonal relationship and avoid conflicts”, he observed.
Padmasri Dr. Prahlada delivered key note address on “Synergizing Vedic and Scientific Knowledge”. He correlated the mantra that was chanted before using a weapon(sastra) in earlier days with the sophisticated software before launching a missile. He explained about the various types of vimanas mentioned in Bharadwaja’s vimanika sastra. He told that proper interpretation of vedic knowledge is difficult. He gave a call to fill the gap in vedic knowledge and current scientific knowledge.
Vice-chancellor Prof KE Devanathan felicitated the dignitaries.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI