Dr. Nihal Rodrigo : A multi-dimensional scholar and diplomat from Sri Lanka. Nihal Rodrigo has been Secretary General of SAARC Secretariat, Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in China, and currently Advisor to the President of Sri La

Mr. Ashis Nandy delivering his Presidential Address, after he chaired Session I of the Academic Seminar on the 26th.

From left : Arpana Caur, Mr. Hamid Mir from Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Syed Shahid Malik, Ambassador of Pakistan in India.

Selina Hossain : Eminent fiction writer and scholar from Bangladesh.

Mr. Dinesh Misra, compering one of the Sessions.

Ms. Mahbuba Nasreen : Eminent Environment Activist from Bangladesh.

Ms. Naila Hussain : Eminent Scholar from Pakistan who is doing intensive research in the life-style of tribals of Swat and Baluchistan areas of Pakistan.

Ms. Syeda Bano Risham : Eminent poet and scholar from Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Ajeet Cour Addressing the delegates

Mr. Lakshmi Shankar Bajpai : Eminent Hindi poet.

Ms. Tahira Iqbal : Eminent fiction writer from Pakistan.

Mr. Keki N. Daruwalla : One of the most eminent English poets and fiction writers

Mr. Rajendra Bhandari : Eminent poet from sikkim

Mr. Nadjib Manalai : Eminent poet and scholar from Afghanistan