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Inauguration March 1, Nepal Pragya Bhawan • Seminar March 2-3, Rastriya Sabhagriha • Kathmandu, Nepal


The Right Honourable Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal

President Bhandari was the vice-chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal and chair of the All Nepal Women Association before winning the presidential election in 2015. In 2016, Forbes placed her 52 in their list of the world's 100 most powerful women. She previously served as the Minister of Defence of the government of Nepal and was the first woman in Nepal to hold that post. She was also the minister for Environment and population in 1990s, and has been presenting many environmental awareness campaign and women rights concern till dated. On June 2017, she visited IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) headquarters in Gland, Switzerland to discuss opportunities for enhanced collaboration on nature conservation and sustainable development.

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Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

Keynote Address by Videoconference

Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, is an MIT and Harvard-trained medical doctor, neuroscientist and one of the world’s great Vedic scholars. His training includes internal medicine, psychiatry, and neurology, with a PhD in brain and cognitive science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Assistant Director of the Clinical Research Centre at MIT. Read More

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Deepak Prakash Baskota

Deepak Prakash Baskota is currently: Founder and Chairman of Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation and the Nepal Maharishi Foundation for Vedic Culture;  Founder and Chairman of Kanchanjungha Tea Estate (a first certified organic tea, coffee and spices company);  and Founder and Chairman of Naya Namuna Secondary School in Panchthar. Deepak Baskota was also: Former State Minister for Home Affairs, Government of Nepal; Former Executive Chairman, Former National Cooperative Federation of Nepal (NCF/N); Former Member of Standing Committee, International Cooperative Alliance, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP);  Former Vice-President: International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) for Asia and the Pacific; and Former Vice-President: International Housing Cooperative Foundation for Asia and the Pacific. Deepak Baskota was also Advisor to National Cooperative Bank and Former President of the Himalayan Orthodox Tea Producers Association (HOTPA), Nepal.

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Prof Dr Rhishiram Pokhrel

Professor Pokhrel taught Sanskrit at Nepal Sanskrit University (NSU) for 18 years. He also taught at Tribhuvan University (TU) for 15 years. He received many awards from the Nepali Government for his outstanding services in Nepal.

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Tilak Prasad Luitel

Mr. Tilak Luitel is an Acharya in Sanskrit Literature and has translated many Vedic texts from Sanskrit to Nepali including the fours Vedas and 36 Vedic books including Chanakya Niti and Manu Smriti. He is associated with many literary organizations and is currently working in the field of Literature.

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Prof Dr Jagaman Gurung

Professor Gurung received his PhD in Reflection of Chinese Tibetan Astrology in the Gurung Community and his Masters Degree in Nepali Culture. He is a renown Archaeologist and worked for the Department of Archaeology doing research to identify monuments, stupas, and archeological sites in the Mustang region of Nepal. He is currently Vice Chancellor at Nepal Pragya Pratisthan and Executive Director for Nepal Sanskrit University.

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Prof Dr Vidyanath Koirala

Professor Koirala was former Department Head of the Central Department of Education at Tribhuvan University. He is also an Advisor to SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Teacher's Federation. Professor Koirala has written books in Shikshama Baikalpic Chintan (alternative thought on Education); Shikshama Sochantaran (change in thinking on Education) and

non-formal Education in Nepal.

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Vidushi Kanta Bhattarai

Mrs. Kanta Bhattari received her PhD in Literature. She was the former State Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare and former Member of the Constituent Assembly. She is a leading social worker throughout Nepal.

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Prof Dr Krishna Chandra Sharma

Professor Sharma received his PhD from Hindu University in Varanasi, India. He was the Head of the Central Department of English at Tribhuvan University (TU) in Kirtipur, Kathmandu. Since 1985, he has been teaching at Tribhuvan University. Currently he is supervising and guiding many PhD research projects. He is the author of more than a dozen books and has worked as a Editor in many renowned journals.

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Dr Rishi Ram Koirala

Dr. Rishi Ram Koirala is an M.D. Ayurveda physician and is Medical Director at the Ayurveda Health Home (AHH). He has more than 3 decades of professional experience as a practicing Ayurvedic physician following 12 years of university study in Ayurveda and Medicinal plants. Dr. Rishi has successfully treated large numbers of people in Nepal and abroad and has a devoted following amongst those interested in Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Rishi has specialized in PanchaKarma therapy management and is a skilled diagnostician providing in-depth health consultations, according to the principles of Ayurveda. Dr. Rishi was an Executive Board Member of the Nepal Health Research Council and a member of the High Level Health Policy Advisor Committee of the Ministry of Health, Government of Nepal. 

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