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Sthaapna and The Verandah Club present a research conclave on Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya

Sthaapna, in collaboration with The Verandah Club, is organizing a Research Conclave on Adi Shankaracharya. Being held on 16th January 2022, this research conclave calls for young scholars and academicians to present reports on various aspects of the life and contributions of Adi Shankaracharya.

Sthaapna – ‘Think for India’ is a platform where people can use their innovation and knowledge to create ideas which will help build a better Bharat. Sthaapna is tirelessly working towards empowering the Bharatiya youth, who, in the future, can help in the nation-building process. Following the approach of nationalism and welfare, we are striving to create a society which has active participation of the youth. We aim to channelize the youth energy in the right direction and make them aware of the glorious Bharatiya history which is unknown even today.

The Verandah Club is an initiative to enhance knowledge about the rich culture of Bharat. Making the best use of information technology, the club is striving to restore the forgotten practices of the country. The club comes out with issues focusing on heritage and different aspects of country, which can rightfully be called the ‘treasure-house of cultural practices.’

Sthaapna – ‘Think for India’ Research Conclaves provide an opportunity for young minds to convey their creative ideas and innovations. Each edition of the conclave is based on a theme that explores issues of importance. This year is the 75th year of Bharat’s independence and has been marked by celebrations under the initiative of ‘Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Celebrating the heritage of this glorious nation, this conclave is centered on ‘Adi Shankaracharya’, the great sage who played a pivotal role in the evolutionary journey of Bharatvarsha.


There was a time when spirituality and religion were linked with stereotypes and outdated practices. The clashes between the various sects and cults had led to discord and antagonism. Adi Shankaracharya spread the truth about Sanatan Dharma. He preached how the eternal religion teaches about human welfare and looks at life in a holistic way.

Adi Shankaracharya was born in a village named Kalady in Kerala. At a very young age he became a hermit and thus, began the journey of seeking and spreading truth. He travelled throughout the Bharatiya subcontinent; established the four mathas; participated in theological debates with scholars from various religions and gave philosophical knowledge through the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.

The life of Jagadguru has elaborate accounts of his achievements, efforts and philosophical works. His contributions encompass all the spheres including religious, cultural, philosophical and political. Each of the following four themes given for the research conclave is to ensure a deeper dwelling into the particular aspect :

  1. Religious Reformations and the Revival of Sanatan Dharma by Adi Shankaracharya
  2. Cultural renaissance by Adi Shankaracharya
  3. The concept of Non-Dualism – Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta
  4. Contemporary Importance and Need of the Philosophies by Adi Shankaracharya

The interested candidates have to fill this registration form and pay a fee of ₹400. Winners will be awarded with cash prizes upto ₹6000 and Certificate of participation will be provided to all the participants. For more details, refer to the event brochure. Other benefits of registering are as under

Let us commemorate the contributions of Adi Shankaracharya in ‘Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’

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