Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel

Hon'ble Chief Minister,
Government of Gujarat

Shri Harshbhai Sanghavi

Hon'ble Minister (State) Sports, Youth & Cultural Activities Department,
Government of Gujarat

Shri Ashwini Kumar, IAS

Principal Secretary, Sports, Youth & Cultural Activities Department, Government of Gujarat

Dr Pankaj Sharma

Director, Directorate of Archaeology & Museums

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Vadnagar International Conference for Promoting Archaeological Heritage & Culture

Vadnagar was one of the earliest fortified towns with continuous human settlement beginning from 4th – 3rd century BCE. In its journey of evolution, various historical references mention Vadnagar in different names, such as Anartapura, Anandapur, Chamatkarpur, Skandpur and Nagaraka. Some of the earliest mentions of the region can be traced back to 2nd century CE inscription of Mahakshtrapa Rudradaman and in Skanda Purana as Chamatkarpur.

The epic tale of Mahabharata refers to the Anarta Kingdom (Anartapura) in the northern part of present-day Gujarat state.

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Schedule

17 May 2022 (Tuesday)

Arrival of all the dignitaries to Gandhinagar, Gujarat

18 May 2022 (Wednesday)
Archaeological Discoveries and Interpretation at Vadnagar
History, Heritage and Cultural Landscape of Vadnagar
19 May 2022 (Thursday)
Traditional Water Management practices at Vadnagar and Gujarat
Buddhist Heritage of Gujarat
Gujarat and the World (Maritime and Cultural Exchange)
Global Perspectives on development of Archaeological Museums
20 May 2022 (Friday)
Global Perspectives on development of Archaeological Museums

DIGNITARIES

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel

Hon'ble Chief Minister,
Government of Gujarat

Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Hon'ble Minister of Culture,
Government of India

Shri Harshbhai Sanghavi

Hon'ble Minister (State) Sports, Youth & Cultural Activities Department,
Government of Gujarat

SPEAKERS