Mukul Kanitkar will be main speaker, for 53rd Colloquium, on February 20, 2019. Kanitkar is National Organizing Secretary, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal since 2016.
He has done his LLB from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Law College, Nagpur in 1990. He has been associated with Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal since 2012; and has been Secretary, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi (2008-2011); Life worker of Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari from 1990 to 2012; Member, Madhya Pradesh State Yoga Parishad since 2007; and has developed training workshop modules for stress management, life management, teacher’s orientation etc. namely Pariksha De Hansate Hansat, Sarthak Awakening Life’s Mission, Shikshak Swadhyay, Abhibhavak Udbodhan, and Sansthachalak Paramarsh.
He has conducted nearly 2350 workshops for more than 7 hundred thousand participants; organized five International Conferences and delivered more than 8000 Lectures. He has also been visiting faculty at Management Department, Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda, IIT Mumbai, IIT Roorkie etc.; and has also been conducting courses on Gita and Management and Sustainable Finance. Sh Mukul has written more than 2150 articles in Hindi, English, and Marathi and authored many books in Hindi (Pariksha De Hanste Hanste, Bharat Jago Vishwa Jagao, Bharat Ka Jeevan Dhyeya, Gadhe Jeevan Apna, Sangathan Gadhe Chalo, Parivar Bane Pathshala, Samarth Bharat Samagra Shiksha, and Shodhkarta-Karyakarta), English (Essential Vivekananda Management’s New Frontiers: Bharatiya Scriptures Applied (ed. volume), and Let’s Build Organization), and Marathi (Pariksha Deuya Hasat Khelat). He is also a pioneer of Mass Suryanamaskar programmes and this programme has now been conducted for more than 10 million students in Madhya Pradesh, every year in the month of January, since 2007. He will discuss that Research for Resurgence is a community learning process which is the reminder that positivist and analytical paradigms can be complemented or even replaced by indigenous and context sensitive research and knowledge creation process to address the challenges of current times. Bharatiya perspective of life in general and knowledge in particular may enrich the current discourse on research to make it more relevant for Desh (location), Kaal (time), and Paristhiti (situation). This invitation is for exploring the research practices that can offer alternatives to the positivist paradigms and to develop a fresh perspective for research and knowledge creation for Bharat, its people and situations. We also plan to present some exemplars of Bharatiya people and their research work to appreciate that Bharatiya research agenda is something real that is evolving and can make significant contributions to address the social, economic and culturalspiritual divide inside and outside of the country. We aim at discussing the possibilities and potential of the agenda for the transition from Bharatiyata as the researched to Bharatiyata as the research approach.