Center seeks to merge ancient and modern knowledge – The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: In an attempt to legitimize and integrate ‘ancient Indian wisdom’, the Center seeks to ‘merge’ it with contemporary science while presenting it separately as an ‘asset of the benefit of traditional knowledge’ at a two-day conference to be held in Dehradun next month.

For this endeavor, the government has engaged not only the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) but also the departments of science and technology, earth sciences, scientific and industrial research and biotechnology. to uphold what he calls panchmahabhoot or the “five basic elements of nature — earth, water, fire, air and space”.

The government’s decision was evident, according to Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh, when the Cabinet decided about a month ago to establish a separate cell within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (c) which would take care of the “library of traditional knowledge“.

Affirming that there is a “complex interdependence” between Indian thought, classical knowledge and ancient wisdom” and “contemporary science”, Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Ajay Kumar Sood said during a curtain raiser. of the November 5-6 program that “everyone (in India) is trying to understand the science of panchmahabhoot”.

ISRO President Dr S Somnath also participated in the government’s mission to “develop sustainable life based on panchmahabhoot offers pragmatic solutions to the pressing and profound challenges of energy security and the degradation of the environment “.

While Somnath has announced that 35 leading speakers will speak on five themes – earth and atmosphere, environment and climate change, space technology, sustainable adaptations and the impact of modern technologies, the brochure of today’s curtain raiser stated that “Bharatiya thought believes in the harmonization of human life with nature. In order to protect the environment, it is imperative that this approach be highlighted and presented to the world on a global level”.

Holding “the modern Western approach to the conquest and exploitation of nature to satisfy the comfort and greed of human beings at the expense of the ecosystem” responsible for the “evolutionary threat” to “sustainability and survival” , the pamphlet claims that “our ancient Indian wisdom recognized the importance of maintaining the crucial balance between the five elements of nature” which was “achieved by various means both scientific and ahead of their time”.

Insisting that the Dehradun conference will be “an opportunity to tell the world where India stands today in space”, Singh said “traditional knowledge systems are relevant to modern scientific knowledge”. . This was reflected, for example, in two seminars on “classical Akash Tatva concepts” and “strategic aspects of disturbances in the Akash Tatva, such as weather modification, space warfare and climate migration”.

Singh said India’s rise in the world committee of nations will be through space technology. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given particular impetus over the past 8 years to all scientific activities, including space technology, and added that the expansion of space technology applications to different sectors and fields brought “ease of living for the common man”. Singh informed that 35 eminent speakers will share their thoughts on various dimensions of Akash Tattva during the Dehradun Conclave.

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to legitimize and integrate ‘ancient Indian wisdom’, the Center seeks to ‘merge’ it with contemporary science while presenting it separately as an ‘asset of the benefit of traditional knowledge’ at a two-day conference to be held in Dehradun next month. For this endeavor, the government has engaged not only the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) but also the departments of science and technology, earth sciences, scientific and industrial research and biotechnology. to uphold what he calls panchmahabhoot or the “five basic elements of nature — earth, water, fire, air and space”. The government’s decision was obvious, according to Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh, when the Cabinet decided about a month ago to create a separate cell within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (c) which would deal with the “library of traditional knowledge”. Saying that there is a “complex interdependence ‘between Indian thought, classical knowledge and ancient wisdom’ and ‘contemporary science’, chief science adviser Dr Ajay Kumar Sood said during a ride lifter on the November 5-6 program that “everyone (in India) is trying to understand the science of panchmahabhoot”. ISRO President Dr S Somnath also participated in the government’s mission to “develop sustainable life based on panchmahabhoot offers pragmatic solutions to the pressing and profound challenges of energy security and the degradation of the environment “. While Somnath has announced that 35 leading speakers will speak on five themes – earth and atmosphere, environment and climate change, space technology, sustainable adaptations and the impact of modern technologies, the brochure of today’s curtain raiser stated that “Bharatiya thought believes in the harmonization of human life with nature. In order to protect the environment, it is imperative that this approach be highlighted and presented to the world on a global level”. sustainability and survival,” the pamphlet claims that “our ancient Indian wisdom recognized the importance of maintaining the crucial balance between the five elements of nature” which was “achieved through various means both scientific smart and ahead of their time. Insisting that the Dehradun conference will be “an opportunity to tell the world where India stands today in space”, Singh said “traditional knowledge systems are relevant to modern scientific knowledge”. . This was reflected, for example, in two seminars on “classical Akash Tatva concepts” and “strategic aspects of disturbances in the Akash Tatva, such as weather modification, space warfare and climate migration”. Singh said India’s rise in the world committee of nations will be through space technology. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given particular impetus over the past 8 years to all scientific activities, including space technology, and added that the expansion of space technology applications to different sectors and fields brought “ease of living for the common man”. Singh informed that 35 eminent speakers will share their thoughts on various dimensions of Akash Tattva during the Dehradun Conclave.

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