Anekanta as an idea is not anything peculiar to Jainism. It has been articulated and made a base for metaphysical theory in this school of thought. The idea itself exists in all aspects/schools of life. The idea of the international seminar was to foster a sense of co-existence, appreciation of diversity and develop amity and goodwill.
A 3-Day international seminar was organized by the Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun, and was held at Vadodara (Gujarat) in the auspicious presence of the Institute’s Anushasta Acharya Mahaprajna from 6 to 9 December, 2002. The venue was Pratap Vilas Palace (Railway Staff College), Vadodara. The seminar was dedicated to the four main themes:
- Anekanta : Philosophical Perspectives
- Anekanta : A Blueprint for Ahimsa and Peace
- Anekanta : The Value Base of Science and Arts
- Anekanta : Importance and Applications
Mr. Y.S. Rajan, Scientific Advisor of Chief Minister, Punjab and Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, inaugurated the seminar in the benign presence of H.H. Acharya Mahaprajna. 11 delegates from foreign countries (USA, UK and Australia) and 74 delegates from different states of our country participated.