1. National Seminar on ‘Children’s Literature in Sanskrit’
The Samskrita Bala-Sahitya Parishad, an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), and Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidhyalaya (SCSVMV), are jointly organizing a three day National Seminar titled “Children’s Literature in Sanskrit” from April 4 – 6, 2018 to generate ideas related to the topic and to understand how Sanskrit can be brought to children in various innovative ways through literature.
Date: April 4 to April 6, 2018
Venue: Sri Chandrashekharendra Saraswati Vishwa Mahavidhyalaya (SCSVM), Enathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
2. Samskriti: Indian Scriptures in the light of Sri Aurobindo
Sacred scriptures comprise only 12-15% of all the Sanskrit literature available from the Vedic to the pre-modern times. Nonetheless, they form the bedrock of Indian culture and spirituality. To approach the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Gita not from a scholastic point of view, but rather to understand the living message pulsating in their words is the aim of this workshop. By plunging into the philosophy of these scriptures, by gleaning their symbolism, and through a focused understanding of some of the significant words, verses and stories mentioned in these scriptures, the participants can begin to appreciate the significance of the Vedas, Upanishads and the Gita in the modern day and how they can guide us in our day-to-day living.