Dr. Beloo Mehra participated and delivered a talk at the seminar titled 'Relevance of Sri Aurobindo in the Contemporary World' organised by the Pondicherry University.
The seminar held on May 2, 2022, was organised by the School of International Relations in collaboration with the Forum for Awareness of National Security. Dr. Mehra spoke on 'Individual Liberty and Democratic Ideal in the Light of Sri Aurobindo.'
The programme began with a welcome address by Prof. A. Subramanyam Raju, Dean of International Relations, Pondicherry University.
Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University, gave the Presidential Address. Two books authored by Dr. A. Subramanyam Raju, titled 'South Asia and China: Engagement in the Twenty-First Century' & 'Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation in South Asia,' were launched.
Shri Indresh Kumar, Chief Patron, Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS), New Delhi, delivered a special address.
After the tea break, Dr. Beloo Mehra spoke on her topic - "Individual Liberty and Democratic Ideal in the Light of Sri Aurobindo." Dr. Richa Tiwari, assistant professor, Dept of Politics and International Studies, Pondicherry University, spoke on "Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy of Integral Education: Special Reference to National Education Policy."
Dr. Sesadhari Chari, author and strategic and foreign policy analyst, presented his summary comments on the two lectures. Prof. C. Ramaiah, Director, DDE, Pondicherry University, chaired the session.
Dr. Mehra also presented her new book titled 'Understanding Contemporary India in the Light of Sri Aurobindo' (2022), published by AuroPublications, to Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University, and Dr. Sesadhari Chari.