Saturday, September 24, 2016

Honorary Ph.D. to Mrs. Saroj Bala, Director, I-SERVE

For sincere and in-depth scientific research on the project titled, “Cultural Continuity from Rigveda to Robotics through Sky simulations of Astronomical References and Supporting Scientific Evidences”, the Director of I-SERVE, Mrs. Saroj Bala was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. During the same Convocation, this degree was awarded to Shri Suresh P. Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Govt. of India. Some pictures are attached along with the Citation.
Coverage by PR Haryana

Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki conferring Ph.D. degree on Director, I-SERVE Smt. Saroj Bala
Coverage by 'The Pioneer'
Coverage by 'The Tribune'
Coverage by 'Business Standard'

Smt. Saroj Bala: Director, I-SERVE; Sh. Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister; and Haryana Governor Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki after the faculty precession


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CITATION FOR CONFERRING
THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE
(HONORIS CAUSA)

ON

SMT. SAROJ BALA

ON THE OCCASION OF
FOURTH CONVOCATION


GURU JAMBHESHWAR UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, HISAR
(SEPTEMBER 22, 2016)

Esteemed Mr. Chancellor
It is indeed a matter of great honour for the fraternity of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar that a degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) (Honoris Causa) is being conferred on Smt. Saroj Bala. She is presently working as the Director of the Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas (I-SERVE). For more than seven years, she has been working as the Chief Research Co-ordinator of the Research project titled ‘Determining Cultural Continuity from Rigveda to Robotics through sky simulations of astronomical references and supporting scientific evidences’. This involves extraction, translation and sequential dating of astronomical references in ancient Sanskrit literature, particularly in Rigveda, Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharat, by making use of Planetarium software; establishing co-relation of such astronomical dates with ecological, archaeological, palaeobotanic, anthropological, oceanographic and remote sensing evidences for scientific reconstruction of the history of our ancient culture and civilization.
Smt. Saroj Bala has authored the books entitled:
1. Historicity of Vedic and Ramayan Eras: Scientific Evidences from the Depths of Oceans to the Heights of Skies”
2. वैदिक युग एवं रामायण काल की ऐतिहासिकता:समुद्र की गहराइयों सेआकाश की ऊँचाइयों तक के वैज्ञानिक प्रमाण”. Through these books, she has proved that sky views of planetary references in Valmiki Ramayan could be observed sequentially around 5100 BC and carbon dating of artefacts excavated from several sites also considers these more than 7000 years old. Books authored by her under the titles: ‘Ramayan Retold with scientific Evidences’ and ‘रामायण की कहानी - विज्ञान की जुबानीare already with the publisher.
Because of her sincerity, dedication and persistence, she finally succeeded in determining the true astronomical dates of Mahabharat references, which are likely to set at rest all controversies relating to dates of Mahabharat war. At present she is busy writing her next book, “Mahabharat Retold with Scientific Evidences” which will include eleven sequential sky views generated by using Planetarium software, covering a period of 52 years from 3153 BC to 3101 BC, which exactly match the descriptions in Mahabharat with the date of war falling in the year 3139 BC.
It may be highlighted here that Smt. Saroj Bala is neither an astrophysicist nor an archaeologist, neither an oceanographer nor a space scientist, neither a geologist nor a DNA scientist. In fact she is not from the science background; however for last more than twenty years, she has been studying and analysing original scientific research reports from all these disciplines. She is of the firm view that true and exact dates of events/references in Vedas and Epics can be determined by making use of the latest scientific tools and technologies. She also believes that solution to many of the problems, which India is facing today, lies in writing a pure scientific history, using pure scientific tools and correlating pure scientific research reports. Smt. Saroj Bala remains fully dedicated to this national cause and voluntarily renders services in co-ordinating this kind of multi-disciplinary scientific research activity, which will help carry forward the mission of scientifically determining the antiquity and continuity of our cultural heritage and of uniting different castes, communities and regions of India.
It is my profound privilege to mention that Smt. Saroj Bala has done M.A. in Political Science and holds a degree in LLB. She belongs to 1972 batch of Indian Revenue Service and was the First Lady Officer in the history of Income Indian Revenue Service to be adjudged as the ‘Best All Round Officer’ at National Academy of Direct Taxes. She worked as Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Commissioner and Chief Commissioner of Income Tax at various locations in India. She had retired as Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes in 2009.
For last seven years, she has dedicated herself with a missionary spirit to proving scientifically that Ramayan and Mahabharat are our true historical and cultural heritage, Dravidians and north Indians share their genetic profile and that Vedas contain some valuable knowledge of scientific discoveries and technologies. Therefore, in recognition of her contribution to the field of science and technology, research capabilities,  administrative accomplishments and above all for her service to the spirit of nationalism, Mr. Chancellor, Sir, I present to you Smt. Saroj Bala and request you to confer upon her the degree of D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar.

                                                                                                Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar
                                                                                                Vice-Chancellor
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar
Forth Convocation

September 22, 2016

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