Eminent German historian Padma Shri Prof. Dr. Hermann Kulke and Prof. Uwe Skoda visited SAI International School on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Prof Kulke is a German Historian and Indologist who has been doing research on Jagannath cult since the last 40 years and spreading the Jaganath culture across the globe through his books. He spoke eloquently on the history related to Lord Jagannath as well as the impact of the Lord on him and his family members. He proudly said that he considered Lord Jagannath as his family member. He also shared his experiences during his travel to different parts of the state to know more about the history of the Lord of the Universe.
Padma Shri Prof Dr Kulke has been honoured several times for his work of excellence. He received the Gold Medal of the Asiatic Society of Kolkata in 2005, in 2010 he was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany was awarded to him by the President of Germany in 2011.
Prof Uwe Skoda from the Arhus University of Denmark amazed everyone when he started his speech in fluent Odia. He advised the students to learn the basics and always remember the knowledge disseminated in the organisation in trying to make them Global citizens.