Event Reports
Visit of Delegation from the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) to China

A VIF Delegation comprising of Director, Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney, Ambassador Anil Wadhwa and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) representative at Shanghai, Sh Madhav Sharma, visited China from 16th-18th of July....

Book Discussion: ‘Naxalite Movement in India’ and Review of Present Status of LWE Movement, at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi

A programme on the current status of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in India, based on the book “Naxalite Movement of India”, authored by Shri Prakash Singh, noted expert on internal security, former DG BSF and former DG Uttar Pradesh, w...

Roundtable on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal-China Relations: Implications’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a roundtable on ‘Recent Developments in Nepal-China Relations: Implications’. The key speaker, Mr. Sunil KC, CEO of Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Kathmandu, touched ...

Book Release: ‘The Emergency: Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’, authored by Dr. A. Surya Prakash

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), on June 25th 2018, organised a book release ceremony for the release of the book, ‘The Emergency - Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour’, penned by Dr. A. Surya Prakash, eminent political commenta...

Discussion on ‘India’s Recent Foreign Policy Moves in Wuhan, Sochi, Singapore and Qingdao’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a Round Table Discussion on ‘India’s Recent Foreign Policy Moves in Wuhan, Sochi, Singapore and Qingdao’, with the Director, VIF, moderating the discussions. ...

Talk by Dr. Shashibala, Dean, Centre for Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, on ‘Echoes of Indian Culture in China’

Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a lecture cum discussion by Dr. Shashibala, Dean at the Centre of Indology, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. The topic of the lecture cum discussion was ‘Echoes of Indian Culture in China’. Dr. Arvi...

Vimasha: Dr. Bibek Deb Roy’s talk on ‘Understanding the Ancient Indian Texts: Puranas and the Bhagavad Gita’

Dr. Bibek Deb Roy, eminent scholar and Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, gave a talk on the Bhagavad Gita. He announced at the outset that he would not deal with the ‘big things’ about the Gita—dharma, karma, ty...

Interaction with Mr. AKM Chowdhury of Bangladesh Nationalist Party

A Roundtable interaction with Mr. AKM Chowdhury, former minister of Commerce and a ranking leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was organised at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on June 8, 2018. ...

DP Singh’s talk on ‘Criminal Justice in India – Police and Prosecution Reforms’

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on ‘Criminal Justice in India – Police and Prosecution Reforms’, delivered by Advocate DP Singh, who is also a visiting fellow at the VIF. The speaker touched upon the nuances...

Interaction with the South Korean Delegation

The VIF hosted a delegation from South Korea led by Mr. Lee Jung Deuk. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, welcomed and delivered the opening remarks. Lt. Gen. Ravi Sawhney and Brigadier Vinod Anand attended the deliberations. The interaction was fo...

Round Table Discussion on Iran Nuclear Deal and its Implications on India

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) held a Round Table Discussion on “The Iran Nuclear deal and the Implications for India”. Former Ambassadors to the US, Iran and Middle East were invited to participate in this discussion for th...

Vimarsha: ‘Role of Indian Navy in Changing Security Environment’, Talk by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Admiral Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of Indian Navy, for its monthly Vimarsha series of lectures on issues of contemporary and historical importance for India. A wide galaxy of securit...

Interaction with the Visiting Delegation from Uzbekistan

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized an interaction with the Visiting Delegation from Uzbekistan, led by Mr. Akmal Burkhanov, Director of Development Strategy Center (DSC) and Member of Parliament, Uzbekistan. The senior-leve...

Essay Contest for School Students, Prize Distribution

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised an online essay contest for school students between classes X and XII in January 2018. The theme for the contest was ‘My Vision of India’. The prizes were announced in March and the pr...

Interaction with Delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) from Hanoi on May 15, 2018. The delegation was led by Dr. Tran Viet Thai, Director General, Department of Policy Planning, Vietnam Minist...

Interaction with Prof CR Babu, Enviornmentalist and Ecologist, on ‘Ecological Restoration of Degraded Lands and Wastelands’

Prof C.R. Babu, noted environmentalist and Professor Emeritus, Delhi University, who is credited with a number of success stories and three awards in the field of environmental conservation, was invited on to share with the VIF’s faculty his v...

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