Speakers / Honoured Guest

HONOURED GUESTS

Sh. Manohar Lal

First-time MLA and first-time Chief Minister, Manohar Lal was born on May 5, 1954 Read more..

in Nindana village of Rohtak district. He was elected from the Karnal Assembly constituency in the Assembly elections, 2014. Starting schooling at the age of six, Manohar Lal displayed his brilliance early. He was in the forefront of all debates, discussions and school activities, and also excelled in academics. Keen on pursuing a medical degree, Manohar Lal started scouting for colleges. He enrolled himself in Neki Ram Sharma Government College, Rohtak and became the first member of his family to study beyond Class X. With a view to preparing for medical entrance test, Manohar Lal made his way to Delhi, initiating a chain of events that transformed his life. Despite pressure from his family to stick to farming as a profession, Manohar Lal took to business and simultaneously graduated from Delhi University. He has dedicated his life to public service and is known for his political acumen. He played the role of a master strategist and successfully led many electoral campaigns, the last being the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections in Haryana as Chairman of the Election Committee. He has been selflessly working behind the scenes in key party positions that earned him the reputation of a tough task master. He stayed in the forefront of innumerable social projects and humanitarian efforts. A follower of the dictum “Seva Pratham”, Manohar Lal headed the Antyodaya Yojana for BJP at the national level. It symbolised the belief of the party’s ideology and the effort to elevate those in the lowest rung of society. He has always been in the forefront of any social causes that required attention, including the rescue and rehabilitation efforts, like the one during the floods in Kakrola village, near Delhi’s Dwarka area, in 1978 and the earthquakes that rocked Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat. When he was Pracharak at Rohtak, the district encountered floods that forced people out of their homes and caused extensive damage. The efforts to ensure security and food for the people were spearheaded by him. During the earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri and Poonch districts, the whole place was devastated, and once again, Manohar Lal was continuously involved in the rescue operations that included evacuating victims, arranging for their food, housing and rehabilitation.

Ram Bilas Sharma

Rambilas Sharma (born 1949) is currently a Cabinet Minister in Bharatiya Janata Party's Read more..

Government of Haryana.He is education minister and politician who has represented the Mahendragarh constituency as an MLA in the northern state of Haryana five times (October 2014). Rambilas Sharma was born on 25 July 1951  in Rathiwas, a small village of 393 people (2011) located in Mahendragarh Tehsil of Mahendragarh district, Haryana, in the family of Shri Jayram Sharma. Born in a farmer’s family with 8 siblings (6 sisters & 2 brothers) he had faced several challenges in his childhood but never compromised on his education. He completed his primary education from the Government primary schools in Devrali and Swaroopgadh. After completing his higher secondary education from Madhogadh School in 1967, he chose Arts stream during his graduation from Mahendergarh Degree College for his B.A. During this period he was introduced to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)'s initiatives in mahendrgarh by rss pracharak sh. Rajinder singh( now in Hisar) and, influenced by the RSS, he began to contribute to its growth. Immediately after completing his graduation in 1970, in order to fulfill his father's wish, he married Smt. Bimala Devi on 15 June 1970. Soon after his marriage, he left for Delhi to take over the responsibilities at Sangh's Jhandelwalan branch, wherein he had joined as a proof reader for the English daily Motherland. Concurrently, he pursued his post-graduation, M.A. in English by attending evening classes at the Ghaziabad University from 1971-73. After completing his M.A., while pursuing his B.Ed degree from Kirodimal College at Bhiwani (1973–74) he had to face several challenges to meet his education & routine expenses and even had worked as a night watchman. At that time he was chosen as a "Pracharak" by the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) for its Jhajjar unit. He is also an avid devotee of Lord Shiva and had restored an ancient temple of Baba Bhuraasta which was discovered during an excavation activity in Rathiwas. He had also made over 17 "Kanvad Yatras" on his feet to Haridwar to seek Lord Shiva's blessings and organized numerous religious functions in the region.


INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Dr. David Frawley
He is (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) D. Litt., is a western born teacher or guru in the Vedic tradition. In India, Vamadeva is recognized as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), and includes in his unusual wide scope of studies Ayurveda, Yoga, Vedanta and Vedic astrology, as well as the ancient Vedic teachings going back to the oldest Rigveda. Vamadeva is a recipient of the prestigious Read more..

Padma Bhushan award, one of the highest civilian awards granted by the government of India, “for distinguished service of a higher order to the nation,” honoring his work and writings as a Vedic teacher, which he received in March 2015. He has a rare and prestigious s D. Litt. (Doctor of Letters), the highest educational title possible in the field of Yoga and Vedic sciences, from SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana), the only deemed Yoga university recognized by the Government of India. In India, Vamadeva’s translations and interpretations of the ancient Vedic teachings have been acclaimed in both spiritual and scholarly circles.
He has worked extensively teaching, writing, lecturing, conducting research and helping establish schools and associations in related Vedic fields over the last more than three decades. Vamadeva sees his role as a “Vedic educator” helping to revive Vedic knowledge in an interdisciplinary approach for the planetary age. He regards himself as a translator to help empower people to use Vedic systems to enhance their lives and aid in their greater Self-realization.He has worked in several different healing and scholarly fields, with some degree of specialization over certain periods of time. Yet he has endeavored to approach each with a degree of specificity, providing both the background philosophy and practical teachings.

Maa Satya Kalra
Satya Kalra is a self-transformation, empowerment, and happiness coach, spiritual guide, international speaker, and bestselling author. She is also a founder and president of the non-profit organization Path to Anandam to help people to explore their eternal happiness and peace within. She is popularly known for the Anandam Lifestyle (Blissful Living). Prior to finding Path to Anandam, Satya Kalra has been through many facets in her life. She has been a veteran in the biotech industry for 35 years serving as a visionary, entrepreneur, scientist, founder, CEO, president and chairperson, a dedicated mother to three beautiful children, a responsible wife and a committed social worker. Read more..

Following a divine call, Satya left the helm as a CEO in the biotech industry (cancer arena) after serving for 35 years and founded Path to Anandam (Blissful Living). Her personal mission is to live in love, peace, and Anandam, and to propagate blissful living by helping others become more self-dependent and self-reliant, especially destitute women and children. She has masters in organic chemistry from Gwalior, India, masters in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. She also did her business management and marketing education from the University of Berkeley, USA. For more than 20 years, Satya has been practicing and promoting awareness of blissful living through applications of timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and spirituality in daily life. She moved to the United States in 1969 from India, and shortly thereafter began on a path of self-discovery through meditation, studying the Bhagavad Geeta and spiritual practices. She creates a bridge between science and spirituality, and brings awareness to spirituality through ancient wisdom from India with a modern practical approach. The focus of Satya’s teachings is how to be happy, heal yourself, enhance the quality of life, experience blissfulness/Anandam and reach your unlimited potential by raising your conscious level through self-developed 7-Steps. These easy, simple and effective techniques (Anandam meditation and spiritual practices) for the body, mind and spirit have benefited 1000s of people. Satya Kalra has published many spiritual articles and bestselling books. My Questions & God’s Answers, 108 Mantras to Awaken Your Soul on Bhagavad Gita and Path to Anandam pocket book series —Yoga Beyond Asana… the Complete Guide for Blissful Life, Enjoy Worry-Free Life in 30 Days, Lasting Forever–Birth, Death and Beyond, Prosperity Forever through Art of Work.
http://www.pathtoanandam.org

Philip Goldberg
American Veda
phil@philipgoldberg.com
Field : Gita Scholar
From : USA

Ms. Maha Nazarova
Osh State University, Kirgizstan
Field : Gita Scholar
From : Kirgizstan

Shalini Singh
Professor , Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University, Niagara Region, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1
Field : Tourism Expert
From : Canada

Dr. Thao
Department of philosophy University of Buddhist studies Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam
Field : Gita Scholar
From : Vietnam

Flavia Stara
University of Macerata (UniMC)
Italy
Field : Culture Heritage & Tourism
From : Italy

SPEAKERS FROM INDIA

Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaaj
Swami Shri Gyananand Ji Mahraj, a portent of harmony and harbinger of love, Swami ji is a pedagogue, a philosopher, a guide, a writer, a yogi and a social server. His books and lectures on ethics, values and Gita have become a chaperon to many. Along with myriad ways in which he has tried to help the society, his efforts augur a virtuous generation of driven countrymen with a clear direction in life. Devoted Read more..

to the divine ideas of meditation, service and dedication to humanity (satsang, sewa and sumiran) they founded GIEO organisation. He has been teaching practical benefits of meditation and prayers and dealing with the problems and their solutions in day-to-day life since 1990, inspiring and transforming lives. This transnational organisation has been aimed at bringing about a change much required in the society. Standing amidst the crowd but still apart from it, serving mankind self-lessly and inspiring others to do so, enlightening thousands of lives are few of finest qualities that Swami Ji is blessed with. Gurudev has made spiritually a way of living .Distribution of free monthly food to widows , organizing polio operation camps, educating children in remote rural areas, establishment of cow homes, offering free medical services to saints of Vrindavana are only glimpses of noble deeds that are a part of his mission. His commitment to serve God by serving mankind is exemplary.