SHSSM Seminar On Sun Worship From Dec 26-28 At Odisha’s Konark

Bhubaneswar: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Management, (SHSSM), IIT Bhubaneswar is organising a three-day national seminar on “History and Heritage of Sun Worship- Scientific and Religious Implications of Sun – The Centre of Solar-system” from December 26-28, 2021 in hybrid mode.

The inaugural event is scheduled to be held on Sunday at Yatri Nivas, Orissa Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), Konark. Scholars, researchers and technocrats in the areas of history, culture, literature and technology will participate.

They will deliberate on diverse aspects of sun worship with the Konark Temple as the thrust. The seminar aims to revisit the concept and the role of the sun in human existence in historical, scientific, literary and philosophical domains and connect with the recent scientific developments. The seminar is sponsored by Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi and Indian Oil Corporation, New Delhi. All the COVID protocols will be followed.

Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director, Indian Oil Corporation will be the chief guest and Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar will preside over the function. Professor Omkar Nath Mohanty, former Vice Chancellor, BPUT and Dr. R. Balakrishnan IAS, and the researcher historian who is the Chief Advisor to the Chief Minister of Odisha will deliver the inaugural plenary addresses.

The event is being coordinated by Prof. Godabarisha Mishra, and Prof. Swarup Kumar Mohapatra, SHSSM.

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