The Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences (GCPAS), a constituent department of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is conducting first-ever online international conference on ‘ecosophy, art and peace’ (ICEAP-2021), The two-day conference is being organised by the Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences (GCPAS), MAHE, Manipal, in association with UNESCO Peace Chair. 40 papers related to art and peace are being presented online from different parts of the country and abroad.
The conference is inaugurated by Lt Gen Dr M D Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), the deemed university and institution of eminence, on June 3 at 9.30 am. The valedictory address will be delivered by the MAHE Executive Vice-President Dr H Vinod Bhat on June 4, 6 pm. Prof M D Nalapat, who holds the UNESCO Peace Chair, will be present at both the inaugural and valedictory sessions. GCPAS Director Prof Varadesh Hiregange, there will be four special sessions by eminent writers – Prof Shiv Visvanathan (Ecosophy, Art and Peace in the time of pandemic), Sri Sudheendra Kulkarni (Possibilities of International Peace: A Gandhian Approach), Prof Manu Chakravarthy (The Cosmos and Human Consciousness: Metaphysical Explorations through Cinema), Prof Bashabi Fraser (Tagore and Environment: Philosophical Praxis).