Dhara Initiative

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The Dhara initiative taken up under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by the Ministry of Culture has been completed one year.

About Dhara Initiative:

  • During its yearlong activities, it has been successful in creating public awareness, and stakeholder participation and helped to devise a framework for the promotion and revival of multiple domains of Indian Knowledge Systems.
  • The programme was conceptualized as a series of lectures and discussions dedicated to specific areas of inquiry highlighting India’s civilizational achievements.
  • The Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) Division of the Ministry of Education located at AICTE, New Delhi is the key execution partner for Dhara events.
  • Many conferences have taken place on diverse and distinct themes titled: Indian contribution to Mathematics, Indian National Calendar, Dhara Astronomy and Astrophysics etc.
  • The next conferences planned in the series are based on the metallurgical, agricultural and ancient economic thoughts and traditions of India.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Culture.


Q1:What is Astronomy?

It is the study of everything in the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere. That includes objects we can see with our naked eyes, like the Sun , the Moon , the planets, and the stars .

Source: The unique flagship initiative ‘Dhara: An Ode to Indian Knowledge Systems’ of Ministry of Culture completes one year