Lakshmanrao Bhide Memorial Lecture

We organise Lakshmanrao Bhide Memorial Lecture annually in January This lecture series celebrates the spirit of a great soul, Late Lakshmanrao Bhide, who worked selflessly and tirelessly for the global Indian community for over five decades.

Lakshman Shrikrishna Bhide
Late Lakshmanrao Bhide was a RSS Pracharak all his life, who travelled extensively to over 50 countries and organised the Indian community and championed the cause of P I Os during a period of nearly 5 decades.

He was instrumental in setting up Friends of India Society International (FISI) which fought for democratic rights during the dark period of Emergency in 1975-77.

He played a significant part in influencing the GOI take up the cause of PIOs and NRIs who were not seen as assets of Bharat till that time. This recognition of their roots, their participation in Bharatiya growth story resulted in annual Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebrated by GOI annually from 2001 onwards.

  • The First Lecture was delivered by Shri K S Sudarshan,Sarsanghchalak of RSS on the topic Hindutva in global context on 11th January 2007.Click Here (Invitation|| Report|| Image Gallery)

  • The Second Lecture was delivered by Swami Aksharananda of Guyana on 4th January 2008 on the topic Challenges before the Global PIO Community.Click Here (Invitation|| Report|| Image Gallery)

  • The Third Lecture was delivered by Sri Ram Madhav on 16th January 2009 on the topic From Chanakya to Chandrayan Our Global Vision.Click Here (Invitation || Report|| Image Gallery)

  • The Fourth Lecture was delivered by Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, Sahsarkaryavah of RSS on 15th January 2010 on the topic Facebook generation's face-off with global challenges Click Here (Invitation || Report|| Image Gallery)

  • The Fifth Lecture was delivered by Shri Seshadri Chari on 7th January 2011 on the topic 'Dharma for fostering Global Pluralism' Click Here (Invitation || Report|| Image Gallery)

  • The Sixth Lecture was delivered by Shri Tarun Vijay on 13th January 2012 on the topic 'Fate of Persecuted minorities globally' Click Here (Invitation || Report|| Image Gallery)

  • The Seventh Lecture was delivered by Nivedita Bhide on 18th January 2013 on the topic "Wake Up Bharat ! Enlighten the World !! Click Here (Invitation ||| Image Gallery)

  • The Eighth Lecture was delivered by Shri Arunkumar Ji on 17th January 2014 on the topic "Jammu & Kashmir - Myths and Realities" Click Here (Invitation | Report| Image Gallery)| Video Gallery)

  • The Nineth Lecture was delivered by Shri Swapan Dasgupta on 17th January 2015 on the topic "Reshaping the Idea of India in Contemporary Global Context" Click Here (Invitation ||| Image Gallery)

  • The Tenth Lakshmanrao Bhide Memorial Lecture was delivered by Prof. Aniruddha Deshpande on Friday 15th Jan 2016 6:00 PM Topic: INTEGRAL HUMANISM - The Third Way to Sustainable Economic Wellbeing of Humanity
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