Dr. Vaidik’s Historic Initiative
A historic initiative has been taken recently by Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik to set up a People’s South and Central Asian Association of regional cooperation (जन-दक्षेस Peoples’s Scaarc).
It consists of 16 countries including the 8 countries of Saarc (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and five Central Asian Republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), Myanmar, Iran and Mauritius. The PS is setting up contacts with the top leaders, industrialists, diplomats and academics etc. of all these 16 countries.
Your valuable cooperation, support and suggestions are welcome.
Account Name : Jan Dakshess
A/C No. 50200063194384
IFSC Code: HDFC0009090
Aims and Objectives :
The Main objective of the People’s Scaarc is to promote and strengthen the feeling and structure of one joint family between the nations and the Peoples of South and Central Asia and the neighbouring countries. The people to people relationship is the life line of this multinational organization.
The ‘PS’ will unite and strengthen the people of South and Central Asia and neighboring countries politically, economically, culturally and strategically.
In order to realize above objectives following steps are to be taken :
- To promote the idea of a Confederation of South and Central Asia with a Common Parliament, Common Court, Common Market, Common Currency, Free trade and Free Movement of people and goods.
- To promote research to find out answers to the problems like poverty, illiteracy, inequality, social injustice, unemployment, pollution etc., among the people of South and Central Asia.
- To organize seminars and conferences of various professionals and citizens of these countries to enhance the people to people cooperation between them.
- To encourage the people of these countries to stay with each other so that they have direct relationship with each other.
- To set up branches of PS in all the concerned countries and coordinate their activities.
- To cooperate with all countries, International Organizations and individuals who could be helpful in achieving above objectives.
- Taking up any other project to realize above objectives.
Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik
Dr. Vaidik is a well-known Scholar, Political Analyst, Orator and a Columnist on national and international affairs. Dr. Vaidik worked with Press Trust of India for a decade as the Founder-Editor of its Hindi News Agency “BHASHA”. Earlier he held the position of Editor (views), Nav Bharat Times – (the then largest circulated National Hindi daily). Currently, he is the Chairman, Council for Indian Foreign Policy and Bhartiya Bhasha Sammelan. More than two hundred newspapers carry his column regularly.
Born on the 30th December 1944, Dr. Vaidik has been throughout a first class student. He was one of the first awardees of the degree of Ph.D. in International Affairs from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1971. He knows Russian, Persian, English, Sanskrit, Hindi and several other Indian languages. He won several all India awards in debating and elocutionary contests.
While doing research on Afghan Foreign Policy, Vaidik studied at Columbia University, New York, School of Oriental and African Studies, London; Institute of the Peoples of Asia, Moscow and did extensive field work in Afghanistan.
As an expert on international affairs and an Editor, Dr. Vaidik has had an opportunity to rub shoulders with the Prime Ministers, Foreign ministers, dissidents and guerilla leaders of several Asian and Western countries. He has been an informal advisor to almost all the PM’s of India on foreign affairs. He has been a member of the Indian Delegation to the UN in 1999. He also had the honor of inaugurating the Annual Conference on South Asia organized by Wisconsin University in 1999.
During his student life and later he led several social reform movements. He was jailed for the first time at the age of only 12. The Indian Parliament went through several uproarious scenes while discussing Dr. Vaidik’s movements.
He has been frequently appearing on Indian and Foreign television and broadcasting networks since 1962. Apart from the Indian Channels, Dr. Vaidik has been interviewed by BBC, CNN & CCTV. He is one of the most reputed mass orators in India. He has also been invited by several Indian and foreign universities to deliver special lectures on International Politics and Journalism.
Dr. Vaidik has taught Political Science at Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University. He has been a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses and at SIS Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has several award winning research publications to his credit. Books ; 1) Soviet-American Rivalry in Afghanistan; 2) Hindi Journalism : Various Dimensions ; 3) Indian Foreign Policy : New Pointers; 4) Bhartiya Bhashayen Lao : Kyon Aur Kaise; 5) Hindi ka Sampurna Samachar Patra Kaisa ho ?; 6)Vartmaan Bharat ; 7) Afghanistan : Kal, Aaj aur Kal ; 8) Mahshakti Bharat (All in Hindi) ; 9) Ethnic Crisis in Sri Lanka : India’s Options (In English); 10) BJP, Hindutva Aur Mushalman. 11) Meri Jati Hindustani 12) Modi’s Foreign Policy 13) A Hindi University of my Dreams.
Dr. Vaidik is a widely travelled scholar-journalist. He has visited more than 80 countries on diplomatic and educational missions. Dr. Vaidik has won more than a dozen National and International awards for academic and journalistic excellence. He has been a member of several Advisory Committees of Government of India.