Greece's ex-PM George Papandreou to visit Goa on Feb 3 to attend 'D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas'

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Panaji, Jan 29: Former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou will participate in the upcoming 'D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas' to be held between February 1 and 5 here this year.

"Papandreou would be delivering a lecture on February 3 on 'Inter-cultural dialogue for humanising globalisation'," state Art and Culture department director Prasad Lolienkar told reporters today.

George Papandreou

Papandreou served as Prime Minister of Greece between October 2009 and November 2011.

On February 1, the event's inaugural lecture would be delivered by Infosys Foundation in India Chairperson Sudha Murthy, who will speak on the topic 'The Circle of Life'.

Murthy is also a trustee of Infosys Foundation based in US. On February 2, an IITian and toymaker, Prof Arvind Kumar Gupta will deliver a lecture on 'Nurturing Scientific Spirit in Children'.

The speaker is a promoter of scientific theories in children through toys. After the talk by Papandreou on February 3, World Health Organisation (South East Asia Region) regional director Dr Poonam Singh will speak on 'Sustainable Development Goals, Challenges and Opportunities for Health' on February 4.

The lecture series will conclude with a talk by theatre director Richard Schenchner on 'How to Perform in 21st Century' on February 5, Lolienkar said.

PTI

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