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16th World Sanskrit
Conference 2015, Bangkok

Activities

Activities Carried out in the Past

Activities that have been successfully executed by Sanskrit Studies Centre are as follows:

1. Linkage with Indian and Thai private sectors, businessmen and the Embassy of India to Thailand in order to raise financial support. At the present, 16 endowments have been founded and the interest thereof has been spent to carry out the SANSKRIT STUDIES CENTRE activities; Though the amount of interest is quite small due to the low interest rate as well as less deposit nowadays, the SSC salutes such people who have established the endowments.

2. Linkage with Indian and Thai private sectors, businessmen and the Embassy of India to Thailand in order to get support in the form of funds, textbooks, documents and so on. At the present, more than 4,000 Sanskrit and related books are in stock at the SANSKRIT STUDIES CENTRE library, one of the richest in terms of Sanskrit books.

3. Offering Hindi courses at two levels, basic and intermediate, for public, in accordance with the scheme of academic service for public which is one of the main policies of Silpakorn University. This course has been arranged twice a year and was opened for the first time in 2001.

4. Organizing, with great success, an international conference on “Sanskrit in Southeast Asia: The Harmonizing factor of Cultures” on May 21-23, 2001. More than 300 participants around Thailand and from abroad participated in this conference.

5. Establishment of SANSKRIT STUDIES CENTRE library of which the cataloguing follows the International Standard System with the cooperation between SANSKRIT STUDIES CENTRE staffs and students in the Department of Oriental Languages from October 1, 2001- May 30, 2002.

6. An MOU for the academic linkage and cooperation with the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidya Peeth (SLBSRSVP) (Deemed University), New Delhi, India was signed by the President of Silpakorn University on August 21, 2002 and by the Vice-chancellor of SLBSRSVP on September 2, 2002.

7. Organizing, with great success, an international conference on “Sanskrit in Asia: Unity in Diversity” on the auspicious occasion of Golden Jublilee Birth Anniversary of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand, from June 23-26, 2005 at the Imperial Queen Park Hotel, Bangkok. More than 400 participants around Thailand and from abroad participated in second conference.

8. SSC in association with Sanskrit Studies Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn organized the ceremony to cast the image of the Ganesha at SSC. The ceremony was presided over by Khunying Khaisri Sri-Arun, Chairperson of the University of Council of Silpakorn University, and by H.E. Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty, Ambassador of India to Thailand, on September 11, 2010

9. SSC, in association with Sanskrit Studies Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, organized the function to celebrate Sanskrit Day under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Prativa Manjari Rath, Visiting Professor of Sanskrit on September 18, 2010.

10. SSC in association with Sanskrit Studies Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, organized the annual discourse (Desana) on Vessantara Jataka, the last of the ten previous Great Births (Mahajati) of the Buddha, on May 4, 2012.

11. SSC organized a public lecture on “Rama from India to Southeast Asia: the Portrayal of a Hero” by Prof. John Brockington, Professor of Sanskrit and Vice President of International Association of Sanskrit Studies, and Prof. Marry Brockington on January 30, 2013, at the Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University.

12. SSC in association with the Department of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpalorn University, organized the Gurupuja and the Felicitation for Dr. Chamlong Sarapadnuke, Professor Ameritus, on his 80 birth anniversary, on January 30, 2013.

13. SSC in association with Sanskrit Studies Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, organized the discourse (Desana) on Vessantara Jataka, the last of the ten previous Great Births (Mahajati) of the Buddha, February 3, 2013.

13. SSC in association with Sanskrit Studies Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, organized the discourse (Desana) on Vessantara Jataka, the last of the ten previous Great Births (Mahajati) of the Buddha, February 3, 2013.

14. SSC in association with Sanskrit Studies Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and with the support of Mr Sathit Kumar Pawa, organized the Bhumipuja on the site where Devalaya for the image of Shri Ganesha (which cast in 2010) will be constructed, on February 9, 2013.

15. SSC in association with Sanskrit Studies Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, organized the annual discourse (Desana) on Vessantara Jataka, the last of the ten previous Great Births (Mahajati) of the Buddha, on February 3, 2013.

16. SSC in association with Ramakrishna Vedanta Society Thailand, Hindu Samaj, Bangkok, organized the international seminar on “Contributions of Different Faiths towards World Peace and Harmony” on the premises of SSC, on February 9, 2013.

17. SSC in continuation of the previous semester offered a short course of Sanskrit of 48 hours for general public in April-September, 2013.

18. SSC, in close association with the Department of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, revised the courses leading to Master degree and Doctorate degree in Sanskrit in the academic year 2013. The newly revised courses will be offered in the academic year 2014. Main academic activity of SSC is the management of the courses leading to Master and Doctorate degree in Sanskrit in close association with the Department of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University.

19. SSC undertakes the work of translation of Buddhist Sanskrit texts. The text entitled Mahavastu Avadana Vol. I has already been translated by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Samniang Leurmsai. He is now translating the Mahavastu, Vol.II.

20. Sanskrit Studies centre library is open for students, university professors and members.