A curtain raiser programme of Two-day National Conference and Exhibition on ‘The National Calendar of India’ was held at the Kalina campus of the Mumbai university in Mumbai today. The curtain raiser programme held on the occasion of 65th Anniversary of Adoption of the National Calendar of India is a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
A Two-Day Conference and Exhibition on the National Calendar of India has been scheduled on April 22-23, 2022 at Ujjain and Dongla (a place on the tropic of Cancer).
Addressing the gathering, Pro V C of Mumbai University, Dr R D Kulkarni announced that Mumbai University will be using National Calendar in all its communications. Dr Kulkarni said ‘Just like the National anthem, National Calendar too is an expression of national ethos and expresses national pride’.
After independence, India started to define many national identities like a national bird ‘Peacock’, national flag ‘Tricolour’, national flower ‘Lotus’, national anthem ‘Jan-Gan-Man’ etc. On similar lines, the nation also came up with a national calendar known as the ‘National Calendar of India’, which was passed through an Act of Parliament in 1957 and implemented from March 22, 1957 and in our Indian terms as Caitra 01, 1879 onwards.
Organizing Secretary of Vijnan Bharati, Shri Jayant Sahasrabuddhe, Dr Arvind Ranade, Senior Scientist, Vigyan Prasar, Mrs Leena Mehendale, former bureaucrat, Radio astronomer Dr Ananda Hota were present on the occasion.
To promote and popularise the Two-Day Conference and Exhibition on the National Calendar of India six curtain-raisers of the event were held across the country.
The aim of curtain raisers is to make the youth aware about the Indian National Calendar. Registration and other details of the conference is available at http://bharatcalendar.in. An Expo related to the National Calendar, lectures, panel discussion and observation sessions will be the 2-day part of this conference.
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