Bhubaneswar: 11th All India Students Conference on Science and Spiritual Quest (AISSQ) 2018 was organized by Bhaktivedanta Institute at the campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar here on Sunday.
The two-day conference was dedicated to the theme of “Mathematics and Reality”.
The conference attempts to target three major themes-philosophical foundations of mathematics to gain deeper and profound understanding of the reality, mathematical exploration of consciousness and mathematics and its foundational correlation with the theistic views of Vedanta and other theological disciplines.
The conference was inaugurated by Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal in presence of other guests including IIT Bhubaneswar director Raja Kumar, Bhaktivedanta Institute president (Kolkata) K Vasudev Rao and USA-based Stanford University Prof Edward N. Zalta.
During his address, the Odisha Governor remembered his time as a mathematician both as a student and as a teacher and encouraged the unique themes of the conference because such topics are not the part of the conventional curriculum, however, have important implications and relevance in real life.
He discussed the importance of Bhagwat Gita in search of reality while addressing the gathering of intellectual minds that arrived not only from different parts of the country but also across the world.
The 11th AISSQ deliberations have been delivered by distinguished speakers from world class Universities in the USA, Europe and India.
Students, research scholars, faculty members from various academic and research institutions participated in the mega academic event. These include delegates from IITs, IISc, NISER, IISER Kolkata, KIIT, Utkal University and other reputed organizations and institutions in and around Odisha.