Dr. Chinmay Pandya, the Chairperson of the International Festival of Yoga, Culture and Spirituality, has joined the Сongress’s International Organizing Committee

Dr. Chinmay Pandya is Pro Vice Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya University (DSVV). He completed his medical training in India and the United Kingdom, where he gained the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). In London, he rose through the ranks of the British National Health Service and secured the post of Associate Specialist at the Older People Services, West London Mental Health Trust. In this capacity, he managed patients with multiple psychiatric disorders, focusing on the treatment of the dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. He returned to the India and DSVV in 2010, following an inner calling.

Today, Dr. Pandya occupies multiple roles in the life of his University. He is Editor of the Dev Sanskriti, an Interdisciplinary International Journal that addresses a broad range of Hindu-related intellectual interests including Vedic philosophy, culture, psychology, journalism and mass communication, education, Ayurveda, Indian and oriental studies and religious studies. He is the Director of DSVV’s School of Yoga and Health, a department that analyses and advances the scientific and philosophical understanding of Meditation and Stress Management. He is Chairperson of the International Festival of Yoga, Culture and Spirituality and has convened more than 30 other national and international colloquia at the DSVV on
issues ranging from the rights of indigenous peoples to water desalination. He is responsible for ethos, academic rigour, and policy implementation at the DSVV. Alongside this, he continues a busy psychiatric practice, on a pro bono basis.

Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya University (DSVV)

Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya University (DSVV) is a non-profit, Indian University, located in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Northern India. It was founded in the 2002 according to the teachings of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. DSVV features a “consciousness-based education” system and its undergraduate curricula include prerequisites on developing environmental responsibility, combatting corruption, organizing relief efforts in the face of natural disaster, and achieving Hindu based goals for humanity in this generation.

DSVV is accredited through to the Ph.D. and D.Litt./D.Sc. level by the University Grant Commission (U.G.C) of India and offers degree programmes in education, yogic science and human consciousness, environmental science, communication, computer science, mathematics, history and culture, literature, psychology, holistic health, Vedic science and sustainable living. It has partnerships with more than 19 International educational institutions and Universities.


Please visit the I World Congress’s website to access online registration for the congress program, including detailed information and registration options: www.mental-health-congress.ru/en/

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