JGU celebrated India’s 74th Independence Day on the University campus on 15 August 2020. The chief guest at the event was H.E. Dr. Adam Burakowski, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, New Delhi.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of JGU; Professor (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director of Jindal School of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) and Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of JGU; and Professor R. Sudarshan, Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy addressed the audience on the significance of the Independence Day. Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar of JGU, delivered a welcome address.
About H.E. Dr. Adam Burakowski, The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Afghanistan:
Ambassador Adam Burakowski is a Ph.D; D.Sc. in Political Sciences and Professor of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a graduate of the Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijay Sinhji High School in Warsaw and University of Warsaw (M.A. in History and Eastern Studies).
During 2006-2017 he worked in Polskie Radio, Polish National Radio Broadcaster, holding various positions related to the international affairs. He was a Polish representative to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), where he was the Coordinator of the Central Eastern European Group. Simultaneously, he was involved in the Euranet – pan-European radio project financed by the European Commission, established in 2007
Ambassador Burakowski was involved in various projects of the Cold War International History Project of the Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington and contributed to its publications. During his professional career he cooperated with many academic institutions in India (Centre for European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University), Romania (Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca; Universitatea de Vest, Timișoara) and Czech Republic (Masaryk University, Brno). He is an author of many books, concerning India and Central Europe, especially Romania.
Ambassador Burakowski speaks English, Hindi, Romanian and Russian. He is married and has four children. His interests are culture and contemporary affairs of South Asia and Central Eastern Europe.