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Namaste 2020: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power


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Sat 15 Aug 2020

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Namaste 2020 Inaugural Session

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Namaste 2020: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power

Inaugural Session

August 15, 2020, Saturday | 05:30 -07:00 PM IST

Vande Mataram by Rahul Vellal


Swami Tejomayananda ji, Chinmaya Mission Worldwide 

Insights on Soft Power:

Shri. Dinesh Patnaik, Director General of Indian Council of Cultural Relations.

Young Ambassadors of India:

Uthara Unnikrishnan, Award Winning Vocalist

Muskaan Kirar, Award Winning Archer

Rahul Vellal, Carnatic Musician

Abhinav Seetharaman, Sanskrit Entrepreneur 

Malaika Vaz, Wildlife Filmmaker

Universality of Indian Values:

Swami Avdheshananda Giri Maharaj ji, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of Juna Akhara

National Anthem:

Shri Unnikrishnan,  Uthara Unnikrishnan and Vasudev Krishna.




Swami Tejomayananda ji

Indian Spiritiual Leader

Swami Tejomayananda ji is a spiritual leader and former Head of Chinmaya Mission. A Padma Bhushan awardee, Swami Tejomayananda ji has published more than 100 books on Vedanta.


Swami Avdheshananda Giri Maharaj ji

Acharya and Indian Spiritual Leader

Swami Avdheshananda Giri Maharaj ji is the Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of Juna Akhara. A spiritual leader, author and preacher, Swami has chaired many international conferences on climate change and is a regular speaker at various International forums.


Shri. Dinesh Patnaik

Director General - ICCR

Shri. Dinesh Patnaik, Director General of ICCR is a career diplomat of the IFS with over 25 years of experience in a variety of interesting and challenging assignments He has served in Indian Missions in Geneva, Dhaka, Beijing and Vienna


Young Ambassadors of India

Abhinav Seetharaman is a language entrepreneur and a public policy enthusiast. He is co-founder of "Spoken Sanskrit series" Malaika Vaz is a wildlife film maker from Goa. She is a Nat Geo explorer, TV presenter. Muskan Kirar is an Indian Archer who won the Gold Medal in the Archery Asia Cup. Rahul Vellal is a child prodigy in Classical Indian Music. Uthara Unnikrishnan is the youngest recipient of National Film Fare awards by winning the Best Female Playback singer.