Event Reports
Conference on Security in Indian Ocean Region, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo

A conference was organised by Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) on February 22 & 23, 2018, at Tokyo, to conclude a two years project that explored the possibilities for major democracies - namely Australia, India, Japan and the United States...

Vimarsha: Ensuring Food Security for India

VIF’s monthly Vimarsha for the month of February, 2018, focused on ‘Ensuring Food Security for India’ through an enlightening talk delivered by Mr. S.K Pattanayak, Secretary to the Government of India (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers...

Round Table Discussion on the ‘Role of CRPF in Counter-Insurgency Operations’

Aiming for a thorough review of India’s internal security apparatus, as also in partial fulfilment of the requirements of a Task Force set up recently by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on the subject, the Foundation invited Mr...

Round Table Dialogue on Economic Survey and Union Budget

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a round table dialogue (RTD) on 12 February 2018, to discuss the Economic Survey 2017-18, and the Union Budget 2018-19. The panel comprised of eminent economists Dr Surjeet Bhalla (Member...

A talk on ‘Netaji's Contribution to the Freedom Moment’ by Dr. Kalyan De

On 10 February 2017, Dr. Kalyan De, a US-based Netaji enthusiast and engineer by profession, delivered a refreshingly insightful talk on Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s inimitable contribution to India’s freedom struggle. Quoting extensively from...

VIMARSHA: ‘Sister Nivedita’s Thought on Nationalism, Nationhood, Education and its Relevance in Contemporary Times’

Talk by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana, Monastic Member of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission and Principal, Nivedita Vidyamandir, New Delhi

Interaction with ASEAN Journalists

On January 23, 2018, The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, hosted an interaction with visiting senior journalists from the ten of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries of Indonesia, Malaysia,...

Aadhar 2.0 - Leveraging Blockchain

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized an interaction the topic being "Aadhar 2.0: Leveraging Blockchain" on 23rd January, 2018. Presentation on the topic was given by Sh. Vinayak Dalmia, Co-founder, Amber Health, and Smt....

Interaction with Prof Syyed Mohd Kazem Sajjadpour, President, Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized an interaction with Prof Syyed Mohd Kazem Sajjadpour, President of the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), on 16 January 2018. He was accompanied by a senior...

Panel Discussion to Commemorate the 155th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a panel discussion to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January 2018. The eminent speakers in the panel were Dr. Swapan Dasgupta, Member of Rajya Sabha, Dr. K...

Brainstorming Session on Imbalance in Sino-Indian Trade: What to do about it?

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a brain storming session on the topic of ‘Imbalance in Sino-Indian Trade: What to do about it?’ Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, delivered the opening remarks. The session was attended by...

A talk by Dr RB Grover on Nuclear Industry in India

On January 11, 2017, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk by Dr. Ravi Grover, Member, Atomic Energy Commission and Former Director, Homi Bhabha National Institute. The talk was moderated by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director...

Seminar on Asia-Africa Growth Corridor

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi, organised a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) on 10th January 2018. The AAGC initiative emerged from the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Japan in...

Book Discussion, ‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) arranged a panel discussion on 08 Jan 2018 over a recently published book ‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Doctrine’ (HarperCollins, 2017), authored by eminent defence expert, Brig...

Round Table Discussion on India’s Nuclear Diplomacy

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized a Round Table Discussion (RTD) on “India’s Nuclear Diplomacy” on 20 December 2017. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF, moderated the session. The speakers of the round table included Amb....

Vimarsha: ‘Making Healthcare Affordable’, Talk by Dr. Devi Shetty

The VIF invited the noted cardiac surgeon, Dr. Devi Shetty, Founder and Chairman of Narayana Group of Hospitals, for a talk on ‘Making Healthcare Affordable’, followed by an interactive session. The talk was held under the auspices of Vimarsha...

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