Vivekananda Faculty Chair In Indian Studies
Date 2012/5/15 21:50:47 | Topic: Hindu Press International
INDIA, May 8, 2012 (pib.nic.in): The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that the Ministry of Culture has entered into an agreement with the University of Chicago, USA for establishing "The Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Chair."
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, the Chair will commemorate the legacy of the spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda, who helped to raise awareness about Indian culture in the USA. The professorship includes a teaching commitment as well as an annual public lecture, thereby enriching the University of Chicago's program for the study of the Indian subcontinent.
The Chair would honor the life and legacy of Swami Vivekananda by promoting the fields of study most relevant to his teachings and philosophies such as human values, Indian philosophy and movement for social change to further the study of Indian culture in the United States, to advance the understanding of the history, culture and people of India, to create more knowledge about Indian Society and to instruct new generations of students.