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News in pictures: Seminar on the Joint Civilizational Heritage of Vietnam and India

As part of the activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam on the 7th of January, 1972, the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership between India and Vietnam, and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the India-ASEAN dialogue partnership, the Embassy of India in Vietnam in cooperation with the Vietnam-India Friendship Association of Da Nang and the Museum of Cham Sculpture jointly held the Seminar on the Joint Civilizational Heritage of Vietnam and India on the 25th of August, 2017.

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Some images from the event:

Mr Võ Văn Thắng - Chairman of Vietnam-India Friendship Association in Danang - giving the welcome address

The opening remarks from Amb. Parvathaneni Harish

Mr Nguyễn Ngọc Tuấn – The Vice Chairman of Danang People Committee expressed his satisfaction with the positive developments in the Vietnam- India relationship over the past 45 years.

Mr Vũ Quang Diệm, Vice Chairman of Vietnam – India Friendship Association giving a speech at the seminar

The seminar attracted over 50 researchers and scholars from India and Vietnam

Dr. B.R. Mani – General Director of National Museum of India presenting the theme: “Cultural Linkages Between India and Vietnam”

 

Most Ven. Thích Đức Thiện discusses about the role of Budhism in the India - Vietnam relationship

Dr. R. Tewari – Former Director General of Archaeological Survey of India with the paper on “Indian Temple Architecture: Singular Contribution to World Heritage vis-a-vis Hindu temples of Champa”

 

Mr Hồ Xuân Tịnh, Vice Director of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Nam Province giving the presentation on “Preservation and Restoration of Champa Monuments in Quang Nam - Achievements and Challenges”

The First Results of the India -sponsored Project - Conservation and Restoration of My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam – was reported by Vietnamese Team at Cham Site of My Son

 Director of National Museum Institute of India, Prof. Dr. Anupa Pande had a presentation on “Reinterpretation of Cham Sculptures in the Light of Indian Texts and Sculptures”

Prof. Dr. Tanveer Nasreen considers the theme: “Indian Classical Dance — From the Performance to the Sculpture and from the Sculpture to the Performance”

 

The speech of Mr Geteesh Sharma, Chairman of Vietnam – India solidarity committee

The topic: “From Vajradesa to Suvarnabhoomi: Parallels and Connections Between Buddhist Art of Amaravati and Viet Nam” was presented by A. Prof. Dr. Ramdhan

Mr Võ Văn Thắng giving an interesting discussion on “The story of Buddha life on the Cham pedestal at Dong Duong”

A. Prof. Dr. Thành Phần introduces “The heritage of Indian civilization in the life of the Cham community in Vietnam today”

The presentation of Prof. Dr. A. Lochan on topic: “The Cham of Champa: Safeguarding the Vestiges of Early Indic Culture in Viet Nam”

The representative of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism - Mr. Trần Phú Cường had the speech on “Promotion of the tours on the Vietnam-India joint civilizational heritage”

Discussion session at the seminar

The dignitaries from Cham community in Ninh Thuan province attending the seminar (1st, 2nd and 4th persons from left)

The fieldtrip at My Son site, Quang Nam on 26th August

The group visiting My Son museum

Meeting the representative of the Manager Board of Quan The Am pagoda, Ngu Hanh Son district, Danang

Ambassador Parvathaneni Harish and Indian scholars visiting the Museum of Buddhist culture at the Quan The Am pagoda.

Translated by: Hòa Bình

Photo credit: Linh Ngân, Hòa Bình

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