Integrating Interfaith Values in Education

Start Date

1st August 2022

End Date

2nd August 2022


03 : 00 PM

Audience Type

Academicians, Faculty, Research Scholars , Researchers, Staff, Students


Vidyavihar - Mumbai


K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies

Event Details

Integrating Interfaith Values



1st and 2nd August 2022

3:00PM to 7:00PM (IST) 

Hybrid Mode

Registration Link-

Monday, 1st August 2022



3:00PM - 3:10PM 

Lighting of Lamp and Campus Prayer

3:10PM - 3:20PM 

Report of the Programme for Interfaith Understanding: Dr. Rudraksha Sakrikar, Secretary

3:20PM - 3:30PM 

Welcome Address: Prof. V N Rajasekharan Pillai, ViceChancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University 

 3:30PM - 3:45PM

Inaugural Address: Shri. Samir Somaiya, Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University 


 Academic Session 1

4:00PM - 4:30PM 

 Archbishop Felix Machado, Mumbai

4:30PM - 5:00PM 

H.E. Bulat Sarsenbayev,  Chair of the Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Intercivilizational Dialogue

5:00PM - 5:30PM 

 Dr. A. K. Merchant, National Trustee cum Secretary, Lotus Temple & Bahá’í Community of India

5:30PM - 6:00PM 

Prof. Mohd. Sanaullah Nadawi, Aligarh Muslim University

 6:00PM - 6:30PM

Prof. Cheng Weiyi, Fo Guang University, Taiwan

 6:30PM - 7:00PM

Dr Narendra Bhandari, Former Senior Professor and Chairman of Geosciences Division at Physical
Research Laboratory 

Tuesday, 2nd August 2022



 3:00PM - 3:30PM

Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Prof., Theology and Religious Studies, San Diego University

3:30PM - 4:00PM 

Dr Gaetano Sabetta, Pontifical Urbaniana University

4:00PM - 4:30PM 

Swami Amrutvadandas, Swaminarayan Sanstha

 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Urmi Chanda, Journalist and researcher, PhD candidate at University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Interfaith Studies. Sr Prog Coordinator, Seeds of Peace 

5:00PM - 5:30PM 

Chintan Modi, Journalist, educator and researcher; also student of KJSIDS

5:30PM - 6:00PM 

Open Forum: Discussion with Participants

6:00PM - 6:30PM 

Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Mentor and Professor, Rashtram School of Public Leadership

6:30PM - 7:00PM 

Dr. Mariano Iturbe, Adj. Prof of Philosophy, KJSIDS