Art and Culture Current Affairs - 2020

First conference on contemporary relevance of Bhagvad Gita held in UK

A first of its kind conference on the contemporary relevance of the Bhagvad Gita was held London, United Kingdom.

The conference was organised by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and High Commission of India. It was organised in in collaboration with the Department of the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

The conference aimed to deal with the innumerable questions that exercise and confound through Bhagvad Gita and help to tap unique transformational energy.

During this conference, Indian and British experts came together for the understanding of Eastern mysticism.  Experts and historians from India and Britain also came together for the two-day sessions which included various aspects such as Impact of Bhagvad Gita on Modern Sanskrit Writings, Bhagvad Gita and Yoga and The Bhagvad Gita – Timeless Values for Today.

Celebration of weeklong Ladakh Festival begins at Leh

Celebration of the week long annual Ladakh Festival has begun at Leh town in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The festival has been organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department in collaboration with the concerned stakeholders. The festival is celebrated to extend the short tourism season of Ladakh.

During the festival traditional, ethnic, religious, cultural life of the people in Ladakh region is presented before the visiting tourists. Apart from it photo exhibition, handicraft exhibition, polo match and traditional archery match and music concert are organized.

The Ladakh festival was started in 1980’s in order to promote tourism in Ladakh region and make it one of the tourist destination of the country.