Curtain Raiser on International Conference on Sarasvati River
Chandigarh February 6, 2019
Third International Conference on Sarasvati River will be organized by Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh in collaboration with Haryana Sarasvati Heritage Development Board, Panchkula (Haryana) on 8th and 9th February,2019, with the aim to revisit and comprehend Indian civilization, which developed in and around river Sarasvati, informed Prof. Anju Suri, Chairperson, Department of History, PU.
The historical literature along with archeological, scientific studies and techniques help in reviving river Sarasvati, which originated in Himalaya and passed through Haryana, Rajasthan, Sindh and Bhawalpur before descending in Rann of Kutch. The significance of River Sarasvati in Indian civilization is the central theme of the conference.
The conference would further focus on the origin, journey, relevance and disappearance of the river Sarasvati and on agricultural practices essential for sustainability of life. The conference will take into consideration the archaeological evidence and recent explorations along Sarasvati river Palaeochannel. The rejuvenation of river Sarasvati which is very pertinent issue to be addressed today shall also be discussed during the course of conference.
The cumulative knowledge of different disciplines of social sciences throwing light on the history of river Sarasvati on Indian civilization will be discussed in various technical sessions of the conference.
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