You are here: Home » Government Press Release » News
Business Standard

Diversity is at the Core of our Pluralistic Society, Says President

Delhi 

  • ALSO READ

Diversity is at the Core of our Pluralistic Society,

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the second ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award to Prof. Yu Long Yu of the Peoples Republic of China today (December 1, 2016) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said in every aspect, India represents a balance between tradition and modernity. We find our history and heritage reflected in almost all our transactions from the mundane level of every day custom and ritual to our academic work in science, innovation and maths and also our spiritual pursuits, creativity and cultural activities. Our villages are firmly rooted in our traditions but have simultaneously leapfrogged into cyber space. Yoga and ayurvedic medicine are examples of ancient Indian science that still have an important influence in our daily practices. They continue to be popular and are being actively revived and promoted. Indian civilization has always been open to new streams of thought and information. This diversity is at the core of our pluralistic society. The wealth of our multi-faceted experiences has made indology vast in its scope.

The President said the contribution of foreign scholars to the development of Indology has been critical. Their efforts have led to the worldwide awareness of Indias rich cultural and civilisational past. Indology has helped to understand the development of human civilization. From religion and philosophy to science and social science, language, grammar and aesthetics, ancient India had theories and answers about the whole range of complexities of human life. These are some of the reasons why a special effort to promote Indology needed to be made.

The President said it is not surprising that the 2nd Distinguished Indologist Award is being conferred on a scholar from China, a civilization with which India has had age-old academic and cultural exchanges. The contacts between our scholars, scientists and historians date back to ancient times. These mutually inspiring relationships were further reinforced by the impelling ties of religion, trade and cultural affinities. The infusion of geographical and mythological elements of India into Chinese literature and art bear testimony to the rich cross-pollination of ideas between our civilizations and the vibrant cultural and economic linkages that have continuously flourished between our two peoples. Writings and colourful descriptions contributed by Chinese historians are an invaluable component of Indias recorded history.

Prof. Yu Long Yu, Professor and Director at the Centre for Indian Studies, Shenzhen University, has studied Indology for half a century and is the pioneer for Indology in South China. He has translated Indian novels, dramas literature of more than 300 thousand Chinese characters and published more than 80 academic articles. He is the author of several books. He has set up the Centre for Indian Studies and Tan Yunshan Sino-Indian Friendship Museum in Shenzhen University.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs and Prof. Lokesh Chandra, President, ICCR.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Diversity is at the Core of our Pluralistic Society, Says President

Diversity is at the Core of our Pluralistic Society, Says President
Diversity is at the Core of our Pluralistic Society,

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the second ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award to Prof. Yu Long Yu of the Peoples Republic of China today (December 1, 2016) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said in every aspect, India represents a balance between tradition and modernity. We find our history and heritage reflected in almost all our transactions from the mundane level of every day custom and ritual to our academic work in science, innovation and maths and also our spiritual pursuits, creativity and cultural activities. Our villages are firmly rooted in our traditions but have simultaneously leapfrogged into cyber space. Yoga and ayurvedic medicine are examples of ancient Indian science that still have an important influence in our daily practices. They continue to be popular and are being actively revived and promoted. Indian civilization has always been open to new streams of thought and information. This diversity is at the core of our pluralistic society. The wealth of our multi-faceted experiences has made indology vast in its scope.

The President said the contribution of foreign scholars to the development of Indology has been critical. Their efforts have led to the worldwide awareness of Indias rich cultural and civilisational past. Indology has helped to understand the development of human civilization. From religion and philosophy to science and social science, language, grammar and aesthetics, ancient India had theories and answers about the whole range of complexities of human life. These are some of the reasons why a special effort to promote Indology needed to be made.

The President said it is not surprising that the 2nd Distinguished Indologist Award is being conferred on a scholar from China, a civilization with which India has had age-old academic and cultural exchanges. The contacts between our scholars, scientists and historians date back to ancient times. These mutually inspiring relationships were further reinforced by the impelling ties of religion, trade and cultural affinities. The infusion of geographical and mythological elements of India into Chinese literature and art bear testimony to the rich cross-pollination of ideas between our civilizations and the vibrant cultural and economic linkages that have continuously flourished between our two peoples. Writings and colourful descriptions contributed by Chinese historians are an invaluable component of Indias recorded history.

Prof. Yu Long Yu, Professor and Director at the Centre for Indian Studies, Shenzhen University, has studied Indology for half a century and is the pioneer for Indology in South China. He has translated Indian novels, dramas literature of more than 300 thousand Chinese characters and published more than 80 academic articles. He is the author of several books. He has set up the Centre for Indian Studies and Tan Yunshan Sino-Indian Friendship Museum in Shenzhen University.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs and Prof. Lokesh Chandra, President, ICCR.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Diversity is at the Core of our Pluralistic Society, Says President

Diversity is at the Core of our Pluralistic Society,

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the second ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award to Prof. Yu Long Yu of the Peoples Republic of China today (December 1, 2016) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said in every aspect, India represents a balance between tradition and modernity. We find our history and heritage reflected in almost all our transactions from the mundane level of every day custom and ritual to our academic work in science, innovation and maths and also our spiritual pursuits, creativity and cultural activities. Our villages are firmly rooted in our traditions but have simultaneously leapfrogged into cyber space. Yoga and ayurvedic medicine are examples of ancient Indian science that still have an important influence in our daily practices. They continue to be popular and are being actively revived and promoted. Indian civilization has always been open to new streams of thought and information. This diversity is at the core of our pluralistic society. The wealth of our multi-faceted experiences has made indology vast in its scope.

The President said the contribution of foreign scholars to the development of Indology has been critical. Their efforts have led to the worldwide awareness of Indias rich cultural and civilisational past. Indology has helped to understand the development of human civilization. From religion and philosophy to science and social science, language, grammar and aesthetics, ancient India had theories and answers about the whole range of complexities of human life. These are some of the reasons why a special effort to promote Indology needed to be made.

The President said it is not surprising that the 2nd Distinguished Indologist Award is being conferred on a scholar from China, a civilization with which India has had age-old academic and cultural exchanges. The contacts between our scholars, scientists and historians date back to ancient times. These mutually inspiring relationships were further reinforced by the impelling ties of religion, trade and cultural affinities. The infusion of geographical and mythological elements of India into Chinese literature and art bear testimony to the rich cross-pollination of ideas between our civilizations and the vibrant cultural and economic linkages that have continuously flourished between our two peoples. Writings and colourful descriptions contributed by Chinese historians are an invaluable component of Indias recorded history.

Prof. Yu Long Yu, Professor and Director at the Centre for Indian Studies, Shenzhen University, has studied Indology for half a century and is the pioneer for Indology in South China. He has translated Indian novels, dramas literature of more than 300 thousand Chinese characters and published more than 80 academic articles. He is the author of several books. He has set up the Centre for Indian Studies and Tan Yunshan Sino-Indian Friendship Museum in Shenzhen University.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs and Prof. Lokesh Chandra, President, ICCR.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard