Top MIT professor to chair World Hindu Congress in Chicago

WASHINGTON: A best professor of the distinguished Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr Sriprakash Kothari, would chair the second one World Hindu Congress set to be held in Chicago this September, organisers of the mega match have announced.
More than 2,000 delegates from over 80 nations are expected to attend the second one version of the quadrennial conference to be addressed by way of nearly 250 eminent audio system from across the globe, including Tibetan Spiritual chief Dalai Lama, Richard Gere and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

"It gives me great pleasure to announce the highly distinguished and world-renowned Dr Sriprakash Kothari as the chairman for the World Hindu Congress 2018," Dr Abhaya Asthana, convener of the Congress, said.

Kothari is the Gordon Y Billard Professor and head of the dept of Economic, finance, and accounting at the Sloan School of Management, MIT. With close to twenty years at this premier institute, he recently finished a six-year stint as deputy dean at the Sloan School of Management.

He is the co-chair of the Board of Governors of the Asia School of Business, Kuala Lumpur, college director of the MIT-India Program and an editor of world-renowned educational publication Journal of Accounting & Economics.

In a remark, Kothari hoped that the World Hindu Congress (WHC) would carry greater awareness and enlightenment during the arena in regards to the Hindu view of life via a message of spirituality, harmony and inclusiveness.


"The Hindu tradition accommodates diversity and welcomes evolution of thought. I view this as an opportunity to march forward in our quest for a better society," he said in a message to WHC establishing workforce.


"WHC must work towards a society that not only values meritocracy, morality, and accountability for action, but also compassion for the weak and disadvantaged as its cornerstones; to transcend the regional, linguistic and denominational identities into a larger Hindu identity. WHC must be at the forefront in championing these causes," Kothari added.


Noting that an inescapable conclusion from history is that the adventure in opposition to religious attainment, social reform, and political freedom traverses via financial advancement, Kothari said the WHC must foster cooperation among those with ideas and with resources, and consider commerce as a important way of furthering Hindu society for a greater international the next day to come.


The three-day conference in Chicago from September 7 to 9 would have seven parallel conferences on economics, education, media, group, politics, women and formative years.
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