Associates Programme & Public Lectures

NIAS shares its experience, both intellectual and cultural, with a select group of distinguished persons from widely different backgrounds in industry, government, media, the arts and academia and constitute a strong base of ongoing support and interaction. As of now, NIAS Associates’ includes 150 distinguished personalities.

Since the inception of this Institute, NIAS has organised more than150 Associates' Programmes. These include talks by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, MC; Sri Gilles Bibeau, University of Montreal, Canada; Sri Soli J Sorabjee, Former Attorney General of India; Prof Senake Bandaranayake, the Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, New Delhi; Prof EC George Sudarshan, University of Texas; USA; Sir David King, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government; Gen S Roychowdhury, Former Chief of Army Staff; Dr Kiran Bedi, IPS; Prof Evandro Agazzi, University of Genoa, Italy; Ambassador Dennis Kux, USA, Dr Hilary Putnam, Harvard University, USA; and others. Some of the important performing arts and plays included a violin recital by Dr N Rajam, a veena duet by Dr V Doreswamy Iyengar and Sri D Balakrishna, a Hindustani classical music recital on the Rudra Veena by Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, a cello-sitar concert by Ms Saskia de Hass (Dutch cellist) and Sri Subhedra Rao (Indian Sitarist), a showing of the film Gajagamini followed by a talk by Sri MF Hussain, and a play, Copenhagen, by Sri Gerard Bayle and his team and Kalari Payattu-a martial art performance by CVN Kalari Marma Yoga Chikitsa Asramam, Kollam, Kerala.

S. Settar is the Chairman of the Associates’ Programme.

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