Distinguished Lecture Series (2018-2021)

This includes lectures by eminent people from all walks of life who have made a major contribution to public life. They speak on a wide-ranging spectrum of topics of wider national and international interest. An honorarium of Rs 10,000 per lecture or set of lectures is presented after the submission of a script of around 3500 words by the speaker. Scholars may be recommended or invited by the Institute.

Sr. No. Name Bio Title of Lecture
1. Shri Hari Kiran Vadlamani Founder, Indic Academy Strategies for Leveraging India’s Soft Power” (07 December 2018)
2. Shri Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India Heroic Histories: The forgotten revolutionaries of India and their contribution to the freedom struggle (01 April 2019)
3. Professor Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche Former Prime Minister of Tibet Government in exile The power of Dharma in contemporary world” (22 April 2019)
4. Shri Vivek Agnihotri Indian Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter  “Art & Truth” and screened a movie “The Tashkent Files” (22 June 2019).
5. Professor Harish Trivedi Former Professor of English at the University of Delhi Locating Kipling in India--in Shimla, Lahore, Allahabad, Bombay and Rajasthan (08 July 2019)
6. Professor Bhushan Patwardhan Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission How to Improve Research and Publication Standards in India: A UGC Perspective (14 August 2019)
7. Dr. Sanjeev Chopra Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoourie  Sardar Patel and the making of Indian Administrative Services (26 September 2019)
8. Lt Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd.)
Mahatma Gandhi, Jammu & Kashmir And National Integration (1 October 2020)
9. Lt. Gen. Ata Hasnain (Retd.)
Geo-Political and Security Challenges: with reference to China (5 June 2020)
10. Shri Navtej Sarna (former Indian Ambassador to the United States)  “India, US and the Changing World Order” (08 June 2020)
11. Professor Radhavallabh Tripathi Former Vice Chancellor,
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.
 “काशी का शास्त्रार्थ (9 July 2020)
12. Dr  Shekhar Mande, Secretary, DSIR & Director General, CSIR  “S&T Challenges for the Post-Covid-19 Era” (30 July 2020)
13. Ms. Sunanda Vashisht A writer, political commentator and a columnist “Dismantling the Status Quo: Kashmir after Abrogation of Article 370.” (5th August 2020)
14. Dr Swapan Dasgupta Honorable Member of Parliament The Ayodhya Experience 1988-2020 (13th August 2020)
15. Dr TCA Raghavan Director General,
Indian Council of World Affairs
Handling Pakistan (26 August 2020)
16. Professor Anand Ranganathan Professor
Special Centre for Molecular Medicine
Jawaharlal Nehru University
 “To change or not to change in the post-Covid world” (1st September 2020)
17. Shri Amit Kashyap Former Deputy Commissioner, Shimla Under webinar series on “India in the post-Covid19 World : Challenges and Opportunities”2nd September 2020
18. Shri Sanjay Kundu Director General  of Police, Himachal Pradesh Water Resource Management in India: Challenges and the Way Forward (19 October 2020)
19. Dr. Vikram Sampath Bangalore based historian, Dr. Vikram Sampath is the author of four acclaimed books: Splendours of Royal Mysore: the Untold Story of the Wodeyars; "My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician"-‐ and "Voice of the Veena: S Balachander -‐ A Biography" The Challenges of Writing a Biography of Veer Savarkar (2 November 2020)
20. Dr. Yogendra Nath Sharma ‘Arun’ लगभग50 कृतियाँप्रकाशितहुईहैं, जिनमेंदोमहाकाव्य "वैदुष्यमणिविद्योत्तमा"| साहित्य अकादमी का "भाषासम्मान"   (एकलाखरूपए) केन्द्रीय हिंदी संस्थान, आगरा का "विवेकानंद सम्मान"  (पांचलाखरूपए) सहित अनेक सम्मान समाज,साहित्य और संस्कृति का अन्तर्सम्बन्ध (20 November 2020)
21. Lord Meghnad Desai Former Professor of Economics, London School of Economics. Chairman of Advisory Board of Official Monetary & Financial Institutions Forum Heteropolarity and the New World Order  (14 December 2020)
22. Professor K. VijayRaghavan Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India  “Science, Technology and Innovation in India  (25 February 2021)
23. Shri Anuraag Saxena Chartered Accountant and an MBA “Reversing Colonization – One object at a time”
24. Ms. Jaya Jaitly Currently, she is heading a Task Force for the Niti Aayog on Child Marriage, Infant and Maternal Mortality Impact and Future of Handicrafts for Women in the post Covid-19 India
25. Professor (Dr.) Balram Bhargava Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research cum Secretary, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India India's Fight against Covid: Role of ICMR (16 March 2021)
26. Prof. (Dr.) Ramesh C. Gaur Dean, IGNCA & Director (Lib.  & Inf. ) & Head-Kala Nidhi Division at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, Libraries of the Future (22nd March 2021)
27. Anantha-Nageswaran Member of the Board of Directors of several companies in India, including TVS Supply Chain Solutions (P) Limited and TVS Sri Chakra Ltd. In Singapore, he is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of NPS International School. Rebooting the Indian Economy: Opportunities & Pitfalls (16th April 2021)
28. Dr Aakash Singh Rathore Author of Ambedkar's Preamble: A Secret History of the Constitution of India, and Series Editor of the 15-volume "Rethinking India" book series. B R Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice (19th April 2021)
29. Shri Shridhar Venkat CEO,  the Akshaya Patra Foundation Meals for All: The Miracle of Akshaya Patra (20th April 2021)
30. Ambassador Phunchok Stobdan Senior Fellow for Eurasian Security and former Indian ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Importance of Himalayan Buddhism & Geopolitics
31. Ms. Noa schwartz Feuerstein Scholar and Supervisor  in the ‘Israel institute of Jungian Psychology’, in 'Jungian Advanced studies' in Bar-Ilan University, C.G. Jung's Psychology and The Upanishadic wisdom: From 'Individuation' towards 'Ātmanization' (28th May 2021)