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5TH APRIL 2022

Valedictory session

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Shri Dada Idate (Bhiku Ramji Idate)
Chairman, National Commission for Denotified Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes, New Delhi.

Bhiku Ramji Idate has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Commission on Denotified and Nomadic Tribes  
Chairman-DWBDNCs, Ministry Of Social Justice and Empowerment,Govt.of India
Member-Identification & Classification Comm. NITI Aayog
Ex. Chairman-NCDNT,Govt.of India


Narayani Ganesh
Associate Editor
The Times of India , New Delhi ,India

Arif Mohammad Khan  is an Indian politician who is currently serving as the Governor of Kerala.[1] He is a former Union Minister. He has held several portfolios ranging from energy to civil aviation.

Khan started his political career as a student leader. He was the
President of Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union in the
year 1972-73 and also its honorary Secretary a year earlier (1971–
72).[3] He contested the first legislative assembly election from
Siyana constituency of Bulandshahar on Bharatiya Kranti Dal
party's banner but was defeated. He became a member of the
legislative assembly of UP in 1977 at the age of 26.[4] Khan joined the Indian National Congress party and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980 from Kanpur and 1984 from Bahraich. In
1986, he quit the Indian National Congress due to differences over the passage of Muslim Personal Law Bill which was piloted by
Rajiv Gandhi in the Lok Sabha. He was against the legislation to Contents Early life and education
Political career
Preceded by Maulana Saiyad Muzaffar Hussain Succeeded by Rudrasen Chaudhary Constituency Bahraich In office 1998–1999 Preceded by Padamsen Chaudhary Succeeded by Padamsen Chaudhary Constituency Bahraich Personal details Born 18 November 1951 Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India Nationality India Political party Bharatiya Janata Party Other political affiliations Indian National Congress Janata Dal Bahujan Samaj Party enable Matha' to Muslim divorcee women as per Qur'an and
resigned because of differences with Rajiv Gandhi on this issue. Khan joined the Janata Dal and was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in
1989. During the Janata Dal rule Khan served as union Minister of
Civil aviation and Energy. He left the Janata Dal to join the
Bahujan Samaj Party and again entered the Lok Sabha in 1998
from Bahraich. Khan held ministerial responsibilities from 1984 to
1990. In 2004, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and
unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha election as a BJP candidate that year from Kaiserganj constituency. Khan re-entered BJP in 2015 after Narendra Modi became the Prime minister of
India. Arif Mohammad Khan is best known for opposing a bill passed in Indian Parliament, the Muslim Personal Law Bill.

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Padmabushan, Honourable Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar
World famous Computer Scientist (CHAIRMAN ORGANIZING COMMITTEE)

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar is one of the most acclaimed scientist and IT leader of India. He is best known as the architect of India's first supercomputer and as the founder Executive Director of C-DAC, India's national initiative in supercomputing. He is credited with the creation of several national institutions, notably amongst them being C-DAC, ER&DC, IIITM-K, I2IT, ETH Research Lab, MKCL and India International Multiversity.
​He has been a Member of Scientific Advisory Committee to Cabinet of Govt. of India, Governing Council Member of CSIR, India and eGovernance Committee, Chairman of Governments of Maharashtra and Goa.
​A Fellow of IEEE, ACM, CSI,INAE and leading scientific, engineering and professional societies of India, he has been honored with Padmashri, Padma Bhushan and Maharashtra Bhushan awards. Other recognitions include Saint Dnyaneshwar World Peace Prize, Lokmanya Tilak Award, HK Firodia and Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Awards, and many others. He was a nominee for Petersburg Prize and is a Distinguished Alumni of IIT,Delhi.
Dr. Bhatkar has authored and edited 12 books and 80 research & technical papers. His current research interests include Exascale Supercomputing, AI, Brain-Mind-Consciousness, and Synthesis of Science & Spirituality.
He is presently appointed as the Chancellor of Nalanda University, Chancellor of India International Multiversity, Chief Mentor of I2IT. 
He has been the Chairman of ETH Research Lab, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi and National President of Vijnan Bharati.

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Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya
Chairholder, UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding & Coordinator, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

Department :UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Faculty of Social Sciences
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005
S.No.    Degree    Institution    Year
1.    P.G.    Saugar University, M.P.    1975
2.    M.Phil.    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi    1978
3.    Ph.D.    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi    1987
4.    Advance International Diploma in Conflict Resolution    Uppsala University, Sweden    2005 & 1989
A. Teaching experience (in years) : 36 years
B. Area of specialization : Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations
C. Number of Ph.D./M.Phil supervised : Supervised over 20 researchers
D. Number of Publications (National/International) : 45
E. Major publications :
2015.'The European Union and Media: Exploring the Conflict-Governance Nexus in Comparative perspective' (Co-Author). In Cultures of Governance and Peace: A Comparison of EU and Indian Theoretical and Policy Approaches, edited by J. Peter Burgess, Oliver Richmond, Ranabir Samaddar. Manchester: University of Manchester.
2014. Peace and Conflict: The South Asian Experience (ed.). New Delhi: Cambridge University Press India.
2011.'Exploring Indian Peace Perspectives in New Millennium'. In A Survey of Research in Political Science - Vol. IIV international Relations, edited by Achin Vainik. London: Oxford University Press.
2010.'Communal Peace in India: Lessons from Multicultural Banaras'. In Religion and Security in South and Central Asia, edited by K. Warikoo. London: Routledge.
F. Research Projects:
The German Foundation for Peace Research, (DSF -Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung) funded project on "Peaceful Coexistence? -'Traditional' and'Non-traditional' Conflict Resolution Mechanisms", 2015-2016 (Ongoing)
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway funded project on "Peacebuilding, Diversity and Human Security", 2013-2015 (Ongoing)
The Research Council of Norway funded Research Project on "Making Women Count for Peace", 2012-2015 (Ongoing)
European Union funded Project (under 7th Framework Program) on "The Role of Governance in the Resolution of Socioeconomic and Political Conflict in India and Europe", 2011- 2013.
Preservation of Communally Inclusive Public Spaces and Heritage : A Study of Ramlila in Varanasi: Cultural Section, UNESCO, India, 2010
Building Multi-Cultural Community in Banaras: Role of Youth, SASNET, 2006
Local Print Media in Conflict, UGC Major Project, 2006
Democracy & Human Development: South Asia Context, American Centre, and New Delhi, 2005
Refugees in South Asia: Conflict Resolution Perspectives, UGC Major Project,2003
Building Peace Constituency, sponsored by Alton W John Foundation, USA under the Global Security Program, 2001
Transnational project on Curricula Development in Disarmament & Security sponsored by Talloires University Group (TUG), Tufts Univ/ Uppsala/ Tokai University, 1995
International Dimensions of Ethnic Conflict: South Asian Experience, sponsored by the UGC Career Award Scheme, 1993
G. Conferences/Symposia/seminars attended
Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya, the UNESCO Chairholder delivered a number of presentations around the focal themes of the UNESCO Chair. Some of the presentations are mentioned below:
9 April 2014 - 'Interreligious Understanding as A Resource of Peacebuilding In South Asia' At Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland,
4 April 2014 - 'Religion and Peacebuilding: An Indian Experience', Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen's University, Belfast.
3-4 December 2013 - Invited by Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) to Chair a conference'Role of Governance and Conflict Resolution in India and Europe' in Brussels, Belgium
November 2013 - Keynote Address : UNESCO Perspective on Global Citizenship, British Council Policy Dialogue, Connecting Class room, Leading and Embedding an International dimension in Education, Kolkata
H. Courses and Papers Taught:
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies: Foundational Theories I
Understanding Conflict & Violence: Foundational Theories II
Conflict Handling Mechanism: Applied Theories
Contemporary International Conflicts
Anatomy of Internal Conflicts in India
Conflict and Community Development
Religion, Conflict and Globalization
Research Methods and Conflict Mapping
I. Academic/Professional membership:
2015, Associate, India International Centre
2012, Nominated Member of a Civil Service Reforms Committee instituted by UPSC, New Delhi
2010, Nominated Member, Standing Committee of National Mission on Education through ICT [NMEICT], Ministry of HRD
2009-10, Member, Expert Committee & Course Development, Gandhi & Peace Studies Program, IGNOU/Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti
2009-10, Expert Member for Developing Curricula for the School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Sikkim Central University
2007 onwards, Member Editorial Board, Peace & Conflict Review, UN University of Peace, Costa Rica
1989, Member UGC Subcommittee on National Curricula on International Relations
J. Administrative responsibilities held:
ICCR Chair at Dublin City University, Ireland
UNESCO Chair Professor (December 2010 onwards)
Coordinator, Malaviya Centre for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University (1998 onwards)
Fulbright Visiting Professor, US Air Force Academy, CO, 2004
Visiting Scholar, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla,2002
Academic Visitor, London University, ICS, 1990
K. Honors & Awards received
2014 ICCR Chair at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
2014 UNICEF Desk Researcher
2012 Senior Australia-India Council (AIC) Fellowship (Lectured at leading Australian University (ANU, USW, Monash University)
2012-08 Visiting Faculty, National Defense College (NDC) & Naval War College, Ministry of Defense
2010 Senior Australia-India Council (AIC) Fellowship (Lectured at leading Australian Universities (ANU, USW, Monash etc on Multiculturalism & Diversity )
2009 Senior Fellow, International Peace Research Institute , Oslo
2004 Senior Fulbright Award, US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs
1999 Faculty Research Award, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Foreign Affairs Dept., Canada Govt.
1997 Peace-building Institute Fellowship, PEW Foundation, USA on "Religious Approaches to Conflict Resolution"
1994 Austrian Government Fellowship at Civilian Peace Keeping & Peace Building Training Program at Stadtschlaining
1993 Fellow Salzburg Seminar (session 305) on "Ethnicity Cultures & Making of Nations", Salzburg, Guest Scholar Award, Woodrow Wilson Center of International Scholars, Wash DC
1992 International Visitor (US Govt. sponsored program on transnational Conflict Resolution)
1989 Swedish International Co-operation (SIDA) Grant for Conflict Resolution Studies
1988 UGC Career Award for being adjudged as the outstanding social scientist

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