Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019
Dr. Sarada Purna Sonty is one of the foremost thinkers and writers in the field of performing Art Traditions of India and Vedic- Vedanta studies, broad based in several humanistic, Indological disciplines, and interfaith interactions. Sarada, a poet, scholar, creative writer, published author of Sanskrit and Telugu works, envisions repositioning ancient wisdom and knowledge. Sarada received Doctoral degree in Telugu Literature, Second Doctoral degree in Sanskrit, Submitted D Litt Thesis, Associate degree in Child Psychology, Basic Training in Meditation, and Sound Therapy. Sarada received “Top Ten Living Telugu Legends of USA” award in 2015, Paul Harris Award by Rotary - 2017, “Top 15 Women of Excellence award from US Congressman Danny K Davis-2018,” First Hindu Woman Service in Ministry Commissioner of Board Dr. Tony Pretwinkle – 2018, International year of Women of Interfaith in 2018, Life time Achievement for cultural & Literary services by Congressman Danny K Davis, and Vanguri Foundation Houston. Sarada served as a Hindu Delegate to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, Cape Town South Africa, Trinidad, Montreal Canada conventions. Presented papers at International Congress of Vedanta. Sarada is founder and Executive Director for SAPNA a 501 c (3) not for profit organization to promote Cultural Art Traditions of India, Director for Center for Telugu Studies.