Faculty of Humanities Universitas Indonesia (FIB UI) cooperated with Centre of Indian Cultures at Indonesia and Gajah Mada University held International seminar themed: “A Concept Note on ICCR (India Council for Cultural Relations)-Sponsored Conference on Cultural & Historical Links Between India and Southeast Asia”.
India ambassador for Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Biren Nanda, opened an international seminar on Tuesday, October 12, at Building II, FIB UI, campus Depok. The event was attended by: Director General of Asia Pacific Affairs and also African Foreign Ministry, Hamza Thayeb, FIB UI Dean, Prof. Dr. Bambang Wibawarta; and Vice President ICCR, Dr.
Bharati Ray. This International Seminar concluded several discussion session brought by international academician, such as: Dr. Khine Maungnyundari Yongoon (Myanmar), Dr. Chirapat Prapandvidya (Thailand), Dr. B. A. Hussainmiya (Brunei Darussalam), Dr. Farish Ahmad Noor (Malaysia), and from UI are: Dr. Ali Akbar, Dr. Yuda B. Tangkilisan,
Dr. Willem van Der Molen, and Ajeng Ayu Arainikasih, M.A. These seminars themed are pretty interesting, concern to international world, especially the role of Asia Pacific and India. Moreover, from history pointed of view, India has influenced other countries’ culture history and beliefs, several countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Malaysia.
This could be seen from Hindu-Bali temple based on India’s heritage. And now, when globalization expands, India’s roles to connect relationship with other countries were developed in various fields. This international seminar aim is to investigate India culture’s development in South East Asia. This seminar was also expected to expand Indonesian society knowledge concern to India in bilateral connection, especially in culture with other countries in
South East Asia. (wnd/pra)