Report on One day National Seminar on
“Modern Utility of Vedic Sciences”
organised at Gayatri College of Engineering, Gayatri Group of Institutions,
Madhurawada, Visakhapatnam ,Andhra Pradesh, India on 26th February, 2011.
The Programme started with the Registration of delegates, from 9.00 AM to 9.30 AM. The
organizers were forced to stop the registration at 450, in view of the limited capacity of the
The inaugural session started at 9.30 AM .Dr. Vasundara , Head Mathematics Department ,
welcomed (1) Dr. Bhujanga Rao Director, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory,
Visakhapatnam, as chief guest, (2) Shri D.V. Subba Rao , President of the Gayatri Group
of Institutions and former Mayor of Visakhapatnam, to preside over the seminar, (3) Prof.
K.V. Krishna Murthy, Chairman, Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas, Hyderabad as
the keynote speaker, on to the dais. Dr. Soma Raju, Secretary Gayatri Group of Institutions
welcomed the gathering and apprised about the Gayatri educational Institutions, with
special reference to the Engineering college. Dr.K.V.R.S Murthy , former Scientist and Sr.
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR) and Director (research wing), Institute of
Scientific Research on Vedas Hyderabad, explained about I-SERVE and its activities and
the purpose of the seminar.
Sri D.V. Subba Rao, in his address, highlighted the importance of Vedas and Upanishads and
how ancient Indian sages enjoyed the benefits of such exemplary sciences and lauded the
I-SERVE in bringing these sciences to the reach of people, with their
research programmes and thanked I-SERVE for
organizing this seminar at their Institute.
Dr. Bhujanga Rao, in his address, stressed the importance of engineers in all fields of
development. He said that without engineers, we can not imagine the most sophisticated
machinery and instruments in any field, whether it is medicine, agriculture etc., or any field
of science. He said that our Puranas, Upanishads & Vedas are the biggest source and treasure
of various sciences. One must understand and try to get more and more useful techniques
from them and a lot of research into these sciences is the need of the hour. He also
pointed out that many great scientists, philosophers and Nobel Laureates, quoted the Vedas
and Upanishads, which are our great assets and which form the basis for many of the great
inventions. The concept of Zero or “Sunya” was born in India. Most of the discoveries in
mathematics were of Indian origin. He urged the students for their active participation in
this research, but cautioned them, not to neglect or look down the achievements of modern
Prof. K V Krishna Murthy, in his key note address, briefed on the research activities of I-
SERVE to unearth the various technologies, hidden in ancient Indian literature for the benefit
of the future generations. He briefly pointed out the various hazardous effects of modern
inventions, especially the destructions caused to our natural resources through out the world.
He urged the present younger generation to come forward for studying these aspects with
the help of Sanskrit experts, so that excellent results can be achieved. He further urged that
colleges & universities should help the student community by giving them this opportunity,
with the help and guidance of I-SERVE.
After a brief felicitation to the guests, the vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. M. Phani
Krishna Kishore, Department of Mathematics, GCoE., Visakhapatnam.
The First Technical session started at 11.15 AM and Dr.D.Gandhi, Principal , college of
Engineering, was the session Chairman. Smt Saroj Bala, IRS, New Delhi and Director
I-SERVE, Delhi chapter, delivered the first lecture on “Dating of ancient events using
scientific tools” with special reference to Ramayana and Mahabharata. She provided the
planetary information on ancients events through slides and tried to co relate the events of
Lord Rama’s Birth date and the date of exile of Lord Rama. She further informed that this
research work is in full swing and Rastriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New Delhi, is encouraging
this project and she is in search of some experts in Sanskrit to help her.
Prof.K. Rama Subrahmanian, Department of Humanities, IIT, Mumbai delivered the lecture
on “Growth of Indian Mathematics”. He narrated the invention of Zero by Indians and gave
a brief sketch of the growth of mathematics in ancient India, which went upto utilization of
calculus, laplace transformations, differential equations etc. The lecture was more interactive,
with the students participating in discussions.
The 2nd Technical Session Started at 2.30 PM and was chaired by
Dr.C. Bhaskara Sarma, principal. Gayatri, Engg college for women Visakhapatnam
Prof. K.V.Krishna Murthy, Chairman, I-SERVE, presented his lecture for about 120 minutes
on “Spectrum of Vedic Sciences”. He narrated, with slides, about various branches of
ancient Indian sciences, with special reference to healthcare (Ayurveda),Mathematics,
Sanskrit Panini grammar and computer logic applications, Nagarjuna Rasa Sastra, ancient
metallurgy, & Mining, Veda Ghosha for Health care, Pasu sastra, Bhardwaj Vimana sastra,
Amshubodhini, the dark energy matter, earth quake prediction, and many other allied
subjects. His speech and presentation was well received by the students with rapt attention
and they were seen taking notes through out the presentation.
Dr. Siva Rambabu, Organizing Secretary of I-SERVE, Guntur presented his lecture
on “Origin of Universe”. He quoted extensively form Rigveda, to bring out the Vedic
thought on the origin of the Universe. He went on to establish that the Vedic theory does not
encounter the major defects, which are predominant in the so called big – Bang theory of
modern science and he concluded, with technical details, that the Vedic theory in this regard
is more advanced than the recent String Theory.
The 3rd Technical Session was chaired by Prof. K.P.R. Sastry, Rtd. Professor of Maths,
Prof. Shantamma , Former Prof. of Physics, Andhra University, (aged 85) presented slides
to explain the 16 sutras of Vedic Mathematics and how these are useful to the student
community in solving the problems with quick solutions in all the forms of multiplication,
division, roots, including cube roots, geometrical functions etc. Her good old OHP
Transparencies were scanned and made as modern LCD projection slides and the students
lauded her work on vedic mathematics.
Prof. Vimala Devi of Pondicherry delivered her lecture on Pharmaceutical formulations
through Indian herbs. She explained on how these formulations helped to cure many diseases
and the need for further study on a number of herbs that are available in India and how
advanced countries are looking at Indian herbal practices as cure for many diseases. She mentioned that her Pondicherry unit is making some herbal formulations and serving the
After the Scientific talks, the session was open to the participants for an open discussion.
Prof. Soma Raju, Secretary, G.V.P, encouraged the students and several questions emerged
out from the students and other participants and the questions were answered by the experts
who delivered the talks.
The meeting ended with a formal Valedictory session and felicitations to the active members
who organised the event in a very successful way. The sessions concluded with National
Anthem at 19.30 Hrs.
A similar one day National seminar was held at Gokul Engineering College, Bobbili on
28.02.11. Prof. K.V.Krishna Murthy, Chairman, I-SERVE and Prof. K. Ramasubramanian,
IIT Mumbai, addressed the students and faculty (about 150). The seminar which started at
10.30 A.M and concluded by 2.00 P.M.
Shri T.A.D. Surya Kumar, Principal, Dr. P. Srinivasa Rao, Executive Director of Gokul
College were also present in the seminar along with Prof. Sivarambabu, organizing Secretary
of I-SERVE, of Guntur and Sri K.V.R.S. Murthy, Director (Research Wing) – I-SERVE
and Shri R. Rammurthy, M.D. of Vasu Junior College, Bobbili. Sri K.V.R.S. Murty, in his
introductory speech, thanked Dr. Venkata Ramana Yadav, the correspondent of the Gokul
Group of Institutes for his whole hearted initiative in arranging the brief seminar.
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