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Swaraj to deliver inaugural ICCR's Pt Deenadayal Upadhyay memorial oration

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

ICCR Sahasrabuddhe today said the council has instituted Pandit Deendayal Memorial International Oration and its inaugural lecture will be delivered by on May 21.

He said enjoys goodwill across the world and a need is felt to further consolidate it by adopting a more focused approach for spreading understanding about Indian culture, civilization and the people.

"In order to achieve this and propagate innovations taking place in the academic, art and cultural sphere in India, the (ICCR) has undertaken several new initiatives. Instituting the Pandit Deendayal Memorial International Oration is one of them," Sahasrabuddhe told reporters here.

The oration will take place every year on May 21, marking the World

This year Swaraj will deliver the lecture on 'Soft Power Diplomacy: Strength of India', he added.

"As a mark of tribute to the eminent thinker and of modern India, the ICCR institutes this oration after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay," he said.

Sahasrabuddhe said had an insight into the role can play in making the world free from conflicts, misery and deprivation.

The relevance of integral humanism propounded by him is not only eternal, but also applicable beyond boundaries of nations.

Talking about the ICCR, the said the institute has been working on introducing new ways to enhance global goodwill of It is also working towards making the cultural understanding more broad based and inclusive.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:20 IST