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Dr. Yashwant Pathak

Dr. Yashwant Pathak is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida. He has extensive experience in academia as well as industry and has several publications & patents including books to his credit.Dr. Pathak has travelled extensively over 75 countries and is actively involved with many cultural organizations, including as the International Coordinator for the International Center for Cultural Studies, Sewa International, RIWATCH, UWATCH and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA.

He has organized several international cultural conferences, including the World Hindu Conference at Durban in 1995, attended by more than 45,000, people and addressed by President Nelson Mandela.He is actively involved in academic research on ancient traditions of the world. Dr. Pathak is a member advisory committee for several cultural organizations in India and the USA. His recent interests include "Eastern and indigenous perspectives in sustainability and conflict management"

Manu Raval

Manu Raval is a life-long student of the Sanskrit language and its scriptural and secular literature, the yogic traditions, and comparative religion, literature, and philosophy. He received Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Law from the University of Bombay (now called Mumbai University). He also did Master’s work in Economics and Sociology (University of Bombay), International Trade (Graduate School of International Trade and Business Administration, Glendale, AZ), and Public Administration (University of Colorado, Denver).

As an activist during India's struggle for independence, Manu was President of the Student Union at the University of Bombay and a proponent of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings. He has authored many articles, organized and participated in seminars and symposia on industry, commerce and trade, political matters and debates, social issues and topics, and has published letters and articles in the Times of India, Indian Express, the Denver Post, and many other newspapers and periodicals. He has lectured widely on the Vedas, Vedanta, Bhagavad-Gita, Pantanjal Yoga Sutram, Gandhi's life and work, ancient Indian and world civilizations, history and religions, and has participated in numerous interfaith seminars, conferences, and discussions.

He has appeared on TV and radio in India and the USA, and attended the International Peace Conference in India in 2008. His 1993 political biography of U. N. Dhebar received the State Literary Excellence Award in 1995.

He is currently writing a commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutram and coauthoring a biography of Bhakti Laxmi, a princess who suffered repeated imprisonments for her support of Mahatma Gandhi's Indian Independence Movement.

Vidyavachaspathi Dr. Aralumallige Parthasarathy

Vidyavachaspathi Dr. Aralumallige Parthasarathy is a scholar of international repute. His writings and lectures on Indian Values, Bhagavatha, Ramayana, Dasa Sahithya etc have been read and listened to by millions of people in different countries of the world. His Pravachana tours of USA, Australia, UK, Switzerland , Bahrain, Canada, Dubai, France, Muscat, Qatar, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Italy and China have been hailed as a renaissance movement of great human and spiritual values at the global level. He is the chairman of Vishnusahasranama Trust, India, which is doing remarkable service in the propagation, publication  and popularization of Vishnusahasranaama

He is the guiding spirit for many Indians living in different parts of the world. He makes the audience realize the truth in our Scriptural values (Shastras) regarding the hidden divine plan for making the life meaningful, purposeful and great. Indian philosophy treasures human values in Vedic Shastras, Upanishads and Bhaghavata Puranas. World needs to unearth and spread these values.

Dr. Shivraj Tyagi

Dr. Shivraj Tyagi is Senior Researcher at Harvard Medical School by profession. He has great passion for science and spirituality since early childhood. He is blessed with rich experiences of science as well as spirituality throughout his life. Dr. Shivraj Tyagi is born in a visionary Hindu parents (practice humanity via Brahma gyan). His mother was running a center of Braham-Kumari's branch in Delhi/HQ Mount Abu. Later on also a follower of Hinduism (Arya Sama/Vedanta Society) and from the teachings of various great philosophers and spiritual leaders mainly Sri Swami Vivekanand ji as well as active participant and sevadar of Sant Nirankari Mission since last 25 years in the USA. Dr. Shivraj Tyagi initially served SNM chapter Atlanta and now in the metro-Boston area since 1994. Teachings of Sri Swami Vivekanand ji have always influenced Dr. Shivraj Tyagi's entire life after reading his biography. Especially how Swami Vivekanand ji lived his life as great disciple of Sri Thakur Ram Krishna Paramhas ji and later on become a visionary religious leader/philosopher of India as well as person to introduce India/Eastern religion and culture to the western world. In addition, Dr. Shivraj Tyagi was also part of International Bible study circle while he was in Atlanta, GA (Emory University).

Dr. Shivraj Tyagi has published more than 35 original articles in the world's most prestigious journals, such as Nature Medicine, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (USA), Biochemistry, J.Biological Chemistry.