Event Reports
Second BIMSTEC Think Tanks Conference at the Vivekananda International Foundation

Inaugural Address by Ambassador PS Raghavan Dr. Arvind Gupta, Secretary General of BIMSTEC, Amb Shahidul Islam, Amb Dr. Virander Paul, Distinguished Delegates from BIMSTEC Think Tanks, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to join you...

Conference on ‘India's Foreign Policy towards African Continent in the 21st Century: Prospects for Cooperation’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a conference on ‘India's Foreign Policy towards African Continent in the 21st Century: Prospects for Cooperation’ on 20th November, 2019. The delegation consisted of ten Ambassadors and High...

Interaction with the Visiting Delegation from Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRS) of Uzbekistan

On 13 November 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted an interaction with a visiting Delegation from ISRS, Uzbekistan, led by Mr. F. Djuraev, Head of Department ISRS. The Delegation also included Mrs. D. Mamatkulova,...

Talk on ‘Indian Impact on Chinese Art’ by Dr. Shashi Bala

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, the topic being, ‘Indian Impact on Chinese Art’. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, chaired...

VIF-IISS-BHC Roundtable on the Indian Ocean

On 17 October the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) in conjuncture with the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, (IISS) London and the British High Commission organised a day-long roundtable on the Indian Ocean. The idea...

Vimarsha: Panel Discussion ‘Indraprastha- A Capital Journey’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held its monthly ‘Vimarsha’ lecture series on 14th October 2019, which was a panel discussion that focused on a very pertinent topic ‘Indraprastha-A Capital Journey’. The topic is highly relevant for...

Discussion on Book, ‘Containing the China Onslaught’, authored by Mr. Pradip Baijal

On 3rd October 2019, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a book discussion on the book, ‘Containing the China Onslaught’, written by Mr. Pradip Baijal, a former Indian Administrative Service official. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director...

RISS-VIF Dialogue on Afghanistan

The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), Moscow, hosted Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) at Moscow on 24-25 September 2019, for a two-day Round Table Conference (RTD) on ‘Afghanistan Crisis and the Problems of its...

Interaction with the Delegation from Taiwan External Trade Development Council

A delegation from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan visited the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 20 September 2019. The delegation was led by Shih-Chung Liu, Vice-Chairman of TAITRA.

Interaction with the Delegation from Shanghai Institute of International Studies

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Shanghai Institute of International Studies on 19 September 2019 at VIF. The delegation was led by Dr Chen Dongxiao, the other members of the delegations were Liu Youfa (...

Workshop on Indian Ethos in Management and Business

Introduction The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a two-day workshop titled ‘Indian Ethos in Management’ for scholars, students, mid-career professionals and business persons in an attempt to formulate and create a narrative...

Talk on ‘Cave Temples in China’, by Dr. Shashi Bala, Dean, Centre for Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. The topic of the lecture was ‘Cave Temples in China’. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF chaired...

Joint Amity University and Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) Essay Competition and Panel Discussion on ‘Vision India 2030’

Consequent to the signing of MoU between VIF and Amity University, Noida, under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Dr Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group and Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, a joint Essay Competition...

Vimarsha: ‘Need for Hindu Buddhist Alliance in Sri Lanka and World Over’

In the run-up to the ‘SAMVAD-III: Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness’, which will be held from 6th to 8th September 2019 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the VIF held its monthly Vimarsha on 22 August...

Interaction with Sichuan University

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Sichuan University, Chengdu. The delegation consisted of numerous scholars from various backgrounds. The Chinese delegation consisted of the following people:- Prof. Yang...

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