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Международный форум науки

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

Turiba University (Latvia), University of Latvia (Latvia)

Dev Sanskriti University (India), University of Madras (India),

University of Hyderabad (India), Manipal University (India)

 

International Scientific Network

The first half of 2015 is marked by the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It is not only an important event demanding great responsibility, but also an opportunity to implement creative and thought-provoking ideas on issues collectively important to the governments, general public and each individual in the EU member states.

Latvia as an EU member state and internationally recognized as an efficient transportation hub in the Baltic Sea Region is highly interested to promote an exchange of views on how India and Latvia might create a network of cooperation in different academic, research and business aspects in the future.

Latvia stresses the importance of discussing such issues as Ayurveda and modern science, biology and environment, climate changes, society, traditions, religion, education, pharmacology, arts, business environment and tourism, opportunities for the development of the transport and logistic linkages between Europe and Asia.

DATE: May 28–30, 2015

VENUE:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, K.Valdemāra street 3, LV-1395, Riga, Latvia

Turiba University, Graudu street 68, LV-1058, Riga, Latvia

University of Latvia, Raiņa Blvd. 19, LV-1050, Riga, Latvia

Botanical garden of the University of Latvia, Kandavas street 2, Riga, Latvia

The Pauls Stradiņš Museum for History of Medicine, Antonijas street 1, Riga, Latvia

 

May 28

Fostering Latvia–India Cooperation


9.00–10.00

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia (K. Valdemāra street 3).Registration for Scientific Network. Morning Coffee.


10.00–12.00

Conference Opening (Press Conference hall)
CHAIR: Viktors Makarovs, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
MP Atis Lejiņš, Chairman, Group for Interparliamentary Relations with India
Guntis Belēvičs, Minister for Health of Latvia
Nilanjan Sanyal, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH
K.S. Dhiman, Director General, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS)
Mārcis Auziņš, Rector, University of Latvia
Aldis Baumanis, Rector, Turiba University
Chinmay Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti University
Rao Jandhjyala P., Department Head, Hyderabad University

 

11.00–11.30

Barbara Harriss–White: Towards a lower carbon future: international, multi-disciplinary and cross-generational research collaboration – an experience of India, Oxford University, UK

 

11.30–12.00

Idesbald Goddeeris: India and Europe – limited knowledge and distorted perceptions? Leuven India Focus, University of Leuven, Belgium

 

12.30–13.30

Lunch at University of Latvia (Raiņa Blvd. 19)

 

Parallel Sessions

 A, B, C

 

Session A

INTERPRETATIONS OF CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN
THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

 

14.00–15.30

University of Latvia, room 153

Session A1

CHAIR, session A1: Ilze Rūmniece, University of Latvia

Acharya Srinivasa Kumar N., Inamdar Neeta: Ethical contextualism and Indian epics: a discourse on Dharma and Nīti

Agita Baltgalve: Gradual enlightenment ideas of Indian Buddhism in the system of Tibetan religious education

Gopal Krishna Sharma, Abhay Saxena: A Study of Consciousness from the epoch of Humans towards Computers

Naveen Kumar Pandey, Abhay Saxena: Roadmap to Youth for future development of globe in Context with Taittiriya Upanishad

 

15.30–15.45

Coffee Break

 

15.45–17.00

Session A2

CHAIR, session A2: Boris Zakharyin, Moscow State University

Ilze Rūmniece: Ancient texts about amber in Hindu lands

Anastasija Ropa: India through European Eyes from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century

Arnis Siliņš: Stereotypes and Reality on “East” – “West” cultural juxtaposition

Kirloskar Pranjali: The issue of hijab in France and questions around the notion of inclusivity

 

Session B

CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL AND GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS


Session B1

14.00–15.30

University of Latvia, room 166

CHAIR, session B1: Māris Kļaviņš, University of Latvia

Jayaram Dhanasree: Climate-Food-Energy-Water nexus in India and prospects for India-EU cooperation

Shaji Sadasivan: Indian-European Union Relations in the contemporary period: a reflection

Sivaram V.: Medicinal plants of Himalaya, a potential resource for development

Valdis Tilgalis: Latvia-India relationship in the past and in perspective

Viesturs Pauls Karnups: Latvia and India: Economic Relations 1918–1940

 

15.30–15.45

Coffee Break

 

Session B2

15.45–17.00

CHAIR, session B2: Nithyanandam Krupanandam, University of Hyderabad

Biswas Mitrajit: India and its climate change policies: national, regional and global implications

Oskars Purmalis, Māris Kļaviņš: Adaptation to potential climate change in energy sector in Latvia

Hebbar Meghana: The Paradox of DevelopmentIndia’s push for coal energy and its implications on society

Sivaram V, R. Shubharani: How honeybee products are vital to human health care

 

18.00

Dinner at University of Latvia Café and meeting Indian diaspora

 

Session C

ACADEMIC FORUM: HOW TO INTEGRATE TRADITIONAL HOLISTIC MEDICAL SCIENCE IN MODERN ACADEMIC, RESEARCH AND HEALTH CARE PRACTICES?

 

14.00–17.00

Small Aula, University of Latvia (Raiņa Blvd. 19)

CHAIRS, session C: Valdis Pīrāgs, University of Latvia, and Chinmay Pandya, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar

Introduction: commemoration the 80th anniversary of the first Riga meeting on Promotion of the Holistic Medicine in 1930.

Participants

Official representatives of the Ministry of AYUSH,New Delhi, India

Szilvassy Zoltan, Vice-Chancellor of Debrecen University, Hungary

Chinmay Pandya, Pro Vice-Chancellor from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar, India

Simone Hunziker, founding President of the Indo-Swiss Ayurveda Foundation (ISA), Geneva, Switzerland

Harsha Gramminger, President of the European Ayurveda Association e.V.

Martin Mittwede, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Germany andthe Rosenberg European Academy of Ayurveda in Birstein, Germany.

Goda Denapiene, Vilnius University, Lithuania and Lina Lukosiene, Ayurveda Academy of Lithuania. Ayurveda in Lithuania

Ilona Ābele –Šrenka, head of the Ayurveda section of the Latvian Association of Holistic Medicine and Naturopathy. Ayurveda in Latvia

Nikolajs Nikolajevs, president of the International Council for Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART), Latvia.

Ram Manohar, Director and Chief Scientific Officer, AVP Research Foundation, Coimbatore, India

Anand  Kumar Chaudhary, Department of Rasa Shastra (Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics)

Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

 

18.00

Dinner at University of Latvia Café and meeting Indian diaspora


May 29

XVI International Scientific Conference, Sessions D, E

XVI International Scientific Conference:

TOWARDS SMART, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE EUROPE:
CHALLENGES FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT


8.15–9.00

Turiba University (Graudu street 68, Library, Silent Reading Room)

Registration for XVI conference. Morning coffee.


9.00–9.15

XVI conference opening

Moderator: Ēriks Lingebērziņš, Turiba University

Welcome speeches:

Aldis Baumanis, Rector, Turiba University, Latvia

Agita Doniņa, Dean of the Faculty of International Tourism, Turiba University, Latvia

 

9.15–11.30

Plenary Session

Francisco Dias, Rediscovering Destination Choice Set as an Useful Tool for Destination

Branding Assessment, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar – Peniche Santuário Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, PhD in Tourism Scineces, Portugal

Guntis Zemītis, Latvian identity and cultural environment of Latvia, Turiba University, Latvia

R. Siva Prasad, Development, Sustainability and Prosperity: is Peace and Social Justice a Part of this Process? University of Hyderabad, Department of Anthropology, India

Urs Wagenseil, Destination Management and Sustainability, Hochschule Luzern, Wirtschaft, Institut für Tourismuswirtschaft, Switzerland

 

11.30–12.30

Lunch, at café `Nīke`

 

12.30–14.30

Parallel sessions A1, A2, and A3

 

14.30–15.00

Coffee Break

 

15.00–17.00

Parallel sessions B1, B2, and B3

 

17.00–17.15

Reports of the chairmen of the sessions

 

17.15–18.00

Closing of the XVI conference & discussions

Session D

Session D1: MULTICULTURALISM AND MULTILINGUALISM

9.30–11.00

Small Aula, University of Latvia (Raiņa blvd. 19)

CHAIR, session D1: Prof. J. Prabhakara Rao, University of Hyderabad

Druviete Ina –Dynamics of multilingualism in the European Union and India: ideologies and practices

Zakharin Boris, Khokhlova Ludmila –Language attitudes in Europe and South Asia

Shetty Praveen K., Inamdar Neeta –'Multiculturality' of India: exploring beyond the ideas of 'multiculturalism'

Lange Claudia –Word order and discourse organization in spoken Indian English

 

11.00–11.30

Coffee Break

 

Session D2: CULTURAL IDENTITY IN GLOBAL AND LOCAL CONTEXT

11.30–13.00

Small Aula, University of Latvia (19 Raiņa Blvd.)

CHAIR, session D2: Boris Zakharin, Moscow State University

Jandhjala P. Rao – Cultural identity, global and local citizen: a case study of India and European Union

Vadthya Kishore – Changes in cultural identity of Lambada community in the context of globalization

Nithyanandam Krupanandam – Tamil people in Europe: spread of Dravidian culture as a result of globalization

 

13.00–14.00

Lunch

 

Session D2: CULTURAL IDENTITY IN GLOBAL AND LOCAL CONTEXT

14.00 – 15.00

CHAIR, session D2: Shahnawaz Shahnwaz, University of Salzburg

Goškina Elīna – Post-colonial Literature in the 21st century: works by the Indian writer Chetan Bhagat

Kishor Nanda – Interrogating Globalization and its effects on Society, Culture and education: an Indian perspective

Maria-Dolores Garcia-Borron Documentary Films from India and Latvia. An Overview

 

15.00–15.15

Coffee Break

 

Session D3: ROUND TABLE: EDUCATION AND GLOBALIZATION

15.15–16.30

CHAIRS, session D3: Neeta Inamdar, Manipal University and Tatjana Muravska, University of Latvia

Shahnavaz Shahnavaz – The role of lifelong learning for the industry and personality development

Yatgiri Rashmi, Inamdar Neeta – Towards building a collective identity: a study of the Bologna Process and the European higher education area

Ajey B. Vemulapadu – Developing intercultural competence in foreign language clasroom: a case study of India and EU

Purva G. Sharma, Manasawita Singh – Social media as an effective tool for today's education

Participants of the roundtable:

Uwe Skoda, Aarhus University, Denmark

Shazia Aziz Wülbers, Bremen University of Applied Sciences

Monika Blaschke,Bremen University of Applied Sciences

Friedrich Lehmann,Bremen University of Applied Sciences

 

16.30–17.00 CONCLUSIONS: IDEAS FOR FURTHER COOPERATION

CHAIRS: Sigma Ankrava, University of Latvia, Jandhyala P. Rao, University of Hyderabad,  Claudia Lange, Dresden Technical University

Session E

Session E1:AYURVEDA AND MODERN SCIENCE OF HEALTH

10.00–17.00

The Pauls Stradiņš Museum for History of Medicine (Antonijas street 1)

Key areas: Opportunities and challenges of integrative medicine, Ayurveda and pharmacology

 

PART I

9.30–13.00with coffee break at11.00

CHAIRS, session E1, part I: P. Ram Manohar, Coimbatore, India, Nikolajs Nikolajevs, Riga, Latvia

Martin Mittwede (Germany), Ayurveda as a scientific medical system – glimpses into the contents of Sanskrit Ayurvedic classics

Chinmay Pandya (India), Applied Science of Yagya – Concept and Application of Yagya Therapy

Šimons Svirskis (Latvia), Quantum Medicine – Mystery or Reality? Visions and Perspectives

Szilvássy Zoltán (Hungary), Mode of action of herbal medicine: new approaches in explanation of the pathways

 J.S.R.A. Prasad (India), Integrative Approaches to Mental Health in Ayurveda

Boris Ragozin (Russia), Effect of Patanjali yoga on psychophysiological indicators of human body 

Carla Peeters (The Netherlands), Personalized integrative care for people with chronic diseases

Nikolajs Nikolajevs (Latvia), Some issues concerning the Integrative Medical Tradition

Panel discussion (all speakers)

 

13.00–14.00

Lunch

                                                            

PART II

14.00–17.00with tea break at15.15

CHAIRS, session E1, part II: Antonella Della Fave, University of Milan, Somit Kumar, Coimbatore, India

Simone Hunziker (Switzerland),Professional Training in Ayurveda Medicine in the West

Harsha Gramminger (Germany), Cost and Health Benefits from Integrating New Age Ayurveda into European Health Systems

Anand Choudhary (India), Authoritative Ayurvedic Researches in Indian and European Universities:  An Augmentative Approach for Assertive Ayurvedic Medicines

P. Ram Manohar (India), Strategies and methods of research for scientific evaluation of Ayurveda

Madan Thangavelu (United Kingdom), Refining & Repositioning AYUSH Research: Pan-European and Global Research Horizons and Networks for advancing AYUSH & Ayurveda Research

Antonella Della Fave (Italy), The use of well-being indicators in clinical research and practice: convergences between Ayurveda and Western science

Panel discussion (all speakers)

 

17.30

Leaving by busses for dinner at restaurant 'Rāma'

 

17.45–18.30

Dinner at restaurant `Rāma`

 

18.30

Leaving by buses for Midsummer fest at University of Latvia country house `Ratnieki`, Sigulda. Folk group VILKI, choir “Jubilata”, conductor Prof. Juris Kļaviņš & Midsummer night performance. Please take warm cloths and umbrellas (in case it rains)

23.00

Returning home

May 30

Session E, Sightseeing Riga

10.00–14.00

Main building, University of Latvia (Raiņa Blvd. 19)

 

Session E2: AYURVEDA AND MODERN SCIENCE OF HEALTH

9.30–14.00 with a coffee break at11.30

Main building, University of Latvia (Raiņa Blvd. 19)

Key areas: New approach to clinical studies: current situation and future perspectives

CHAIRS, session E2: Madan Thangavelu, Cambridge University, and Christian Kessler, Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Charité

Nereo Bresolin, Antonella Della Fave (Italy), Western treatment and Ayurveda in Duchenne muscle dystrophy: clinical evaluation of their integration potential

Naushad Ali Tachaparamban (Russia), Study of the efficacy of the Ayurvedic treatment modalities in the rehabilitation of infantile cerebral palsy patients

Goda Denapiene (Lithuania), Gut health: integrated approach of modern science and ancient knowledge

Jānis A. Sīpols (Latvia),Application of the principles of Integrative medicine in Neuroendocrinology

H.P.T. Ammon (Germany), Salai Guggal – an Ayurvedic Remedy prevents development of insulitis

Christian Kessler (Germany), Results of the Charaka-Trial on osteoarthritis of the knee

Somit Kumar (India), Strategies in Pharmacognostic, Phytochemical and Pharmacological evaluation of Ayurvedic drugs

Sintija Sauša (Latvia), How to do a randomised placebo controlled study on Ayurvedic treatment of diabetes?

Rowan Barton (Latvia),Ayurvedic approach to individualised therapy of diabetes mellitus

 

13.45–14.00

Conference Conclusions & Closing Ceremony

 

10.00–12.30

Sightseeing Riga

 

12.30–13.15

Lunch

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: will be published online at Turiba University home page, site Business & Science, can be obtained by phone + 371 67619693 or by email to the Network Executive Board: conference@turiba.lv or indiancentre@lu.lv