Seminar to highlight tradition of non-violence in India

28 June 2012
Professor Sarva-Daman Singh will present a seminar at USQ.

India is currently considered as a country growing into a super power in many aspects.

In economic dimension, in spite of current downturn, India remains the fastest growing economy in the world as India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram argues. He also predicts that India will continue to be the most attractive destination for foreign investment. The value of the investment to India only last year was 46.85 billion (estimated in USA dollars).

There is also strong ambition in India to be a knowledge superpower with recent appeal to students to realise this by President Pratibha Patil.

India’s advances in information technology are also well known.

In political sense, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton during her visit to India in 2009 stated that “I consider India not just a regional power, but a global power.”

However we still know very little about India’s civilisation, its history, culture and tradition.

The gap will be filled by a closer look into Indian civilisation by Professor Sarva-Daman Singh, former Hon. Consul of India in Queensland.

Professor Singh will focus in his seminar on “The tradition of Non-violence in Indian Civilisation”.

The seminar will take place at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba campus on Wednesday, 4 July 2012.

Professor Sarva-Daman Singh is at present Director of the Institute of Asian Studies in Brisbane. He is member of New York Academy of Sciences and has worked in universities in United Kingdom, India, and most recently the University of Queensland.

This seminar organised by the USQ Multicultural Centre is free and open to the public. For further information please contact Mr William Conwell on (07) 4631-1678 or by email

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Tia-Lea Austin, email:, Phone: 07 46 875 805


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