Saturday, March 24, 2007

D. P. Chattopadhyaya and Kireet Joshi

Brief Introduction of the Chairmen of ICPR
ICPR SILVER JUBILEE AWARD OF DISTINGUISHED LIFE TIME CONTRIBUTION TO PHILOSOPHY
The first Chairman of ICPR was Professor D. P. Chattopadhyaya. The Council was privileged to have him as the chairman continuously for about ten years (1981-1990). Prof. Chattopadhyaya was the President cum Chairman of IIAS, Shimla, (1984-91). He is currently the Project Director of the multi-disciplinary project viz., Project of History of Indian Science Philosophy and Culture (PHISPC), which was initiated by the ICPR when he was the Chairman, and Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Civilization (CSC). He published over 30 books and held high public offices like Union Cabinet Ministership and State Governorship. He has received numerous awards including Padma Bhushan in 1998...
Dr. Kireet Joshi was the Chairman of ICPR from 2000-06. He was also its Member-Secretary for (1981-1990) 10 years. He was Chairman of Auroville Foundation and vice-Chairman of Maharshi Sandipani Rashtria Veda Vidya Pratisthan. He was formerly Educational Adviser to the Government of India and Special Secretary in the Ministry of HRD during 1976 to 1988. He has authored and edited a number of books in the areas of Value-Oriented Education, Indian Culture, Yoga, Sri Aurobindo and Mother. pib.nic.in

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