Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 17th World Sanskrit Conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada from July 9 to 13, 2018. More than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries will be participating in this conference and exchange their knowledge by presenting papers on various subjects followed by discussions from amongst the members.
There will be a special panel discussion on over a dozen topics like History & Education of Women in Vedic Literature; Sanskrit Buddhist Manuscripts; Mimamsa Beyond the Yagasala; The Yuktidipika Forging a Place for Sankhya; Introducing Bhagavata Purana Commentaries; Research on the Gargiyajyotisa. Over 500 papers on various themes are likely to be presented during the 5-day conference. The purpose of this conference is to promote, preserve and practice the Sanskrit language all over the world by the people. The World Sanskrit Conference is being held in various countries across the globe once in every three years and so far it has been held thrice in India.
Besides the Javadekar, 10 scholars and two officers are part of the Indian delegation participating in the 17th World Sanskrit Conference.