This is the first time in the history of Devbhoomi (the land of Gods) Uttarakhand state that the Ambassadors of three Nations and the Governor of the state participated in an event in an institution headed by the Hon. Chancellor. This record was coined in the opening ceremony of the Asia’ first Centre for Baltic Culture and Studies (CBCS) at the Dev Sanskriti University. New research would be carried out in the centre on cultural activities and traditions by way of research on culture and its various elements, project work, workshops etc.
Due to curiosity in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania (situated near the Green Sea) for cultures of other countries, the Asia’ first CBCS is being looked with great expectations. In such a situation, the blowing of a conch shell in the Devnagari (the city of Gods) is being seen as a messenger of spreading divine culture to the masses. The Ambassadors of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania along with Professor Ina Druviete, the Vice-Rector, University of Latvia, the Governor of Uttarakhand, H.E. Dr. Krishna Kant Paul and the Hon. Chancellor of DSVV, Dr. Pranav Pandya, jointly inaugurated the centre at the university. Thereafter, along with all the guests, the Hon’able Chancellor enhanced the dignity of the inauguration ceremony at the Mrityunjay Auditorium of the University. The Guest of Honor, Mr. Aivars Groza, H.E. Ambassador, Embassy of Latvia in India, said that the commencement of this Baltic Centre would stimulate mutual bonding, help get to know each other’s culture and will be instrumental in the development of skills.