One- day conference: “India and Greece – Aspects of Indian Culture in Modern Greece”

The Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA) invites its members and friends to attend an One-day Conference titled: “India and Greece – Aspects of Indian Culture in Modern Greece” organized by the Postgraduate Program “Educationand Culture” (Direction: “Formation and Culture”), of Harokopio University

on Thursday 1 November 2018 at 16:00

at Harokopio University (70 Venizelou St., Kallithea, Metro Station: Tavros).

Free Entrance

The conference will host lectures by K.Markopoulou, teacher, Msc., Dr. D. Vasiliadis, President of Indo-HellenicSociety for Culture and Development (ELINEPA), and N. G. Kostopoulos, medical & ayurveda doctor. It will also host artistic events, Indian classical  music by D. Roumeliotis and Leonardo Alta, Indian classical dance by Leda Shantala, dancer and choreographer, with her students of the Indian Academy of Classical Dance Bharatta Natyam. Besides, there will take place a cultural educational program for children, organized by Z. Diakoumogiannopoulou and St. Bardi, teachers, MSc (“Educaltour’’).

The purpose of the workshop is to get acquainted with Indian culture and focus on its perspective that is more disseminated in Greek society.

Professor Maria Nikolaidi, Rector of Harokopio University, will do the opening declaration.

H.E. the Ambassador of India to Greece Mrs. Shamma Jain, will honor the event with her presence.

Program

15:30 – 16:00

RECEPTION (Amphitheater, Harokopio University* )

16:00

OPENING CEREMONY – WELCOME

Evangelia Georgitsoyanni, Professor in History of Art and Civilization, Harokopio University,

Welcome H.E. Mrs Shamma Jain,  Ambassador of India to the Hellenic Republic

Maria Nikolaidi, Professor, Rector of Harokopio University

Konstantina Koutroumba, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Home Economics and Ecology, Harokopio University

SESSION I: SCIENCES

16:15

Paths thatunite the Indian and Greek civilizations. Aspects of Indian culture and their penetration into Greek society K. Markopoulou, MSc “Education and Culture” (Harokopio University), interior designer, teacher

16:30

2500 years ofcultural interactions between Greece and India Dr D. Vasiliadis, Professor of Indian Languages at the University of Athens -President of ELINEPA

16: 45

Traditional Indian Medicine: The art of life Dr N. G. Kostopoulos, General Medicine MF Hom.

17:00

Workshop K. Markopoulou, MSc “Education and Culture” (Harokopio University), interior designer, teacher

17:30 – 18:00

Coffee Break with Indian snacks

SESSION II: ARTS
18:00-18:30

Indian classical music D. Roumeliotis, sitar (string Indian instrument), Leonardo Alta: percussion

18:30-19:30

Indian classical dance Leda Shantala, dancer and choreographer, with her students of the Indian Academy of Classical Dance Bharatta Natyam will give a lecture demonstration and dance performance Dancers: G. Anagnostou, K. Douzinas, S. Kapolas, Ach. Kouris, Ch. Marantidi, N. Papathanasiou

CLOSING CEREMONY
PARALLEL ACTION
16:30- 17:45

CULTURAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN (from 4 years old) “Namaste from India!”(Room A4) Coordinators: Z. Diakoumogiannopoulou, and St. Bardi, MSc “Education and Culture” (Harokopio University).

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