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Kerala: Dr S Jaishankar will deliver P Parameswaranji Memorial Lecture on Jan 6

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Thiruvananthapuram: Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will deliver the ‘Third P Parameswaranji Memorial Lecture’ here on January 6, 2024.

Mr Jaishankar will speak on the ‘Role of Bharat in Shaping a Just World Order-A Perspective for the Immediate Future’ on the day at Al Saj Gravity, Kazhakkottam at 5 pm.

Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram Director R Sanjayan will preside over the function which will be attended by Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, former union minister O Rajagopal, President of Kanyakumari Vivekananda Kendra A Balakrishnan, Dr. CV. Jayamony and Dr. N. Santhosh Kumar.

Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram has instituted the annual ‘Sri P Parameswaranji Memorial Lecture’ after P Parameswaran’s demise on February 9, 2020 to commemorate his hallowed memory.

The first Memorial Lecture was delivered by former Vice President of India Venkiah Naidu on February 25, 2021. The topic of his lecture was India’s Intellectual Tradition in National Reconstruction – P Parameswaran as a Contemporary Role Model.’

The second lecture in this series was delivered by Union Finance Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman on November 5, 2022. The subject of the lecture was Co-operative Federalism – A Path Towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, programme general convener

Rajan Pillai. S said in a release.

P Parameswaranji (1927 – 2020) was a thinker, ideologue, orator, author and poet of national fame and erudite exponent of Indian philosophy.

He was awarded Padma Shri in 2003 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. In the year 1982, he was instrumental in reviving the traditional Ramayana recital in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam.

In 1993, he was invited to give lectures on Swami Vivekananda in Chicago, New York and London. In 1995, he was elected as the President of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari. In 1998, he took initiative to propagate Bhagavat Gita through Gita Swadhyaya Samithis in Kerala. In 2000, he was nominated as the member of the Court of JNU New Delhi.

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