Dr Vatsyayan’s contribution to admn significant: Karan Singh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 16: Senior Congress leader and former MP Dr Karan Singh today said that Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, who died recently, had made a significant contribution not only to the administration of HRD Ministry but also to public life and scholarship in general.
“In the passing away of Dr Vatsyayan, the Nation has lost a woman of great learning and erudition,” Dr Singh said, adding, she was a prolific author and her work on the Gita Govinda and the Thanjavur Temple inscriptions is well known, as is her role in setting up the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, including a special manuscript section to which she contributed a large number from her personal collection.
Dr Singh said that Dr Vatsyayan had a close connection with the India International Centre having served as vice-president for five years when he was the president, and for another five years as president. “She nurtured the Asia Project that I had started and expanded its scope which resulted in a number of significant international seminars and publications,” the former MP said while paying his warm and affectionate tribute to her memory.