Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra (J&K) along with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi flagged off the celebrations of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav program on 24 February 2022 with an online cultural discourse by Dr V. Shankar on “Journey of Adi Shankara and Cultural Connectivity”. He delivered a presentation on the journey of Adi Shankara and the social-cultural activities of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Adi Shankaracharya started working on national integration several centuries ago.
The discussants of the event were: Dr R. Naresh Kumar from Karpagam Institute of Technology Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and Dr L.Vasu, Nodal Officer, EBSB, Easwari Engineering College (Autonomous), Chennai, Around seventy students from the collaborating institutions and host institution participated in the discussion. The event was moderated by Dr Virendra Bangroo, Director, Regional Centre, IGNCA New Delhi. The convener of the event was Sumanta Sarathi Sharma, Faculty Coordinator, EBSB, SMVD University who also presented the vote of thanks to the speaker, participants and guests.