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Govt sets up Panel to study origin & evolution of Indian culture in 12000 years


By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, SEPT 15, 2020: AN expert committee has been set up for conducting holistic study of origin and evolution of Indian culture since 12000 years before present and its interface with other cultures of the world.

The members of the committee are:

1. Mr K.N. Dikshit, Chairman, Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi and former Joint Director General, Archaeological Survey of India;

2. Dr. R.S. Bisht, former Joint Director General, Archaeological Survey of India;

3. Dr B.R. Mani, former Director General, National Museum, New Delhi and former Additional Director General, Archaeological Survey of India;

4. Prof. SantoshShukla, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi;

5. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Pandey, Vice Chancellor, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi;

6. Prof. MakkhanLal, Director, Delhi Institute of Heritage Management,, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi;

7. Dr. G.N. Srivastava, former Additional Director General, Geographical Survey of India;

8. Justice Dr. Mukundkam Sharma, Chancellor, LalBahadurShastri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Delhi and former Judge of Supreme Court of India;

9. Prof. P.N. Shastri, Vice Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi;

10. Prof. R.C. Sharma, Head, Department of Linguistics, University of Delhi;

11. Prof. K.K. Mishra, Dean, Anthropology, University of Hyderabad and former Director, Anthropological Survey of India;

12. Dr. BalramShukla, Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi;

13. Prof. Azad Kaushik, Scientist and International Thinker, Canada;

14. Pt. M.R. Sharma, Chairman, “Sangmarg” World Brahmin Federation, India, New Delhi;

15. Representative from Ministry of Culture; and

16. Representative from Archaeological Survey of India.

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Mr Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the LokSabha today.