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Global Conference - 2014

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 '=' Jacaranda Hall Inaugural Session
9:00-9:50 am : Registration of Delegates
9:50-10:00 am : Cultural Program
Coordinator, Ashok Pandey
Principal, Ahlcon International School, Delhi

Prof. Madan Mohan Verma                                   
President, Interfaith Foundation, India
Advisor, Global Peace Foundation, India

Keynote Address 

James P. Flynn                                                         
International President, Global Peace Foundation, USA

Guest of Honor 

Al -Haj Syed Ghulam Kibria                                  
President, AnjumanSyedzadgan, Dargah Sharif, Ajmer

Guest of Honor

Swami Shantatmananda                                         
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi

Guest of Honor Dr  Mufti Mukarram Ahmed                                 
Shahi Imam, Fatehpuri Masjid, Delhi
Guest of Honor Geshe Dorji Damdul
Director, Tibet House, Delhi
Guest of Honor

Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar(IFS, Retd.)                         
Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony,
Min. of Home Affairs, Govt.  Of India, Delhi

Guest of Honor   

Amb.  Dr N P Jain (IFS, Retd.)                                
Trustee, GPF - India

Guest of Honor     

Prof. S.A.R.P.V Chaturvedi                                   
Managing Trustee, Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust,Chennai

Guest of Honor 

Swami Swatantradeo                                               
Head of Vihangam Yoga, Delhi

Guest of Honor     

Jess Dutton                                                   
Acting High Commissioner of  Canada, New Delhi

Vote of Thanks  

Prof. Razi Ahmed Kamal                                        
Former HoD,  Deptt. of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia

Vice President, Interfaith Foundation, India


12:00-12:15pm:          Tea Break
Technical Session I '=' Jacaranda Hall

12:15-1:30pm      Interfaith Partnerships & Global Ethics

In the last 20 years, there have been many efforts to establish a global ethic as the moral basis for peace in a troubled world. For such a framework to have true moral legitimacy, it needs to be built upon universal, spiritual principles that are essentially of the “laws of nature and of nature’s God.” Faith leaders, as the moral conscience of a community and nation, should guide the way to establish such a global ethic. This session will discuss key spiritual principles and ways in which interfaith partnerships can advance a global ethical framework for peace.


Prof. R P Singh
Chairperson, Centre for Philosophy, JNU, Delhi


B K Asha
Director, Om Shant Retreat Center of Brahma Kumaris, Manesar, Gurgaon.


Shri Ezekiel Issaic Malekar
Rabbai, Judahym Sinagogue, Delhi


Dr M D Thomas
National Director, Commission for Religious Harmony


Dr P S Pasricha
Chairman, E.I.P.R. Group of Companies, Maharashtra


Prof. Syed Ahmed Moini (Sufism)
AMU, Aligarh


Dr Hanif Khan Shastri
Interfaith Social Activists


Prof.  Jagbir Singh                                                                                                                            Former HOD, Deptt. of Punjabi, Delhi  University


1:30-2:15pm:       Lunch


Cultural Program     :    Dance - Ahlcon International School Students

Technical Session II '=' Jacaranda Hall

Identity-based Conflicts: 

Globalization and Multiculturalism

Since WWII, identity-based conflicts among non-state actors have accounted for the majority of violent clashes in the world. Many point to globalization and the increase in interactions between groups where lines of difference can sharpen or erupt into conflict. This session will explore how an increasingly interconnected world community can address identity-based conflicts. We will also discuss how to build a common ground among disparate groups to mitigate violence and increase trust, respect and cooperation.


Prof. Syed Mohammad Sajid
HoD Deptt.of Social Works, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi

Keynote Speaker     

Dr Ibrahim Anli
Secretary Gen. Journalists and Writers Foundation, Turkey


Dr Laj Utreja
GHA Vice-President
General Director, National Harmony/Peace Academy (NHPA), USA


Prof. Savita Pandey
Chairperson, Center for South Asian Studies, JNU, Delhi


Suhardi Somomoeljino
Chairman of Honorary Board, HAPI, Indonesia


Prof. Mohsin Raza Khan
Asstt. Dean. Student Initiatives, O.P.Jindal Global University


Kumar Khadka
Kennesaw State University, USA


Shokanova Rashida
Visiting Prof at Jamia, Thailand


Prof. Surendra Pathak
Dean, Facility of Social Sciences, IASE-University, Rajasthan
Organizing Secretary, GPLC –India, 2014


3:45-4:00pm:  Tea Break

Technical Session III '=' Jacaranda Hall
4:00-5:00pm Spiritual Wisdom of Ancient India and World Peace  

India has a very rich heritage of philosophy, spirituality and has much to offer in the task of building peace in our world today. This session will identify the shortcomings of the current frameworks for peace and discuss how an Indian ethos can contribute to a lasting paradigm for global peace and prosperity.


Prof. M H Qureshi
AM Khwaja Chair, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi

Keynote Speaker     

Dr Sreeram Sundar Chaulia
Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs, Sonepat,Haryana


Prof. Tejinder Singh Lamba
Delhi University


M P Lele
Former, Additional Director General All India Radio, Delhi


Kusumben Patel  (USA)
President, Global Gayatri Pariwar, Chicago


Bal Kumari Gurung
Peace Building Team Leader, Nepal


Prof. T V Murli Vallabhan
Academic Director Ramakrishna Math, Chennai


Prof. Meghna Sharma
Department of History, Maharaja Ganga Singh University,

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014, Gulmohar Hall
9:00-9:45am : Registration of Delegates
9.45-10:00am : Song- Ahlcon International School Students

Technical Session IV '=' Gulmohar Hall

10:00-11:30 am   Role of Women and Youth in Peace-building Process  

Long-term, grassroots change and social reform must include the key constituent groups of both women and youth. As such, strategic aims and educational goals must engage these groups on every level.  This session will discuss models and initiatives that have successfully involved or seek to engage women and youth in the peace-building process.


Maj. General P K Saighal
Retd.CEO of Army Air Defence College


Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam
Chairman, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi


Prof. Madhu Khanna
Visiting Professor of Indic Religion, JamiaMilliaIslamia,Delhi


Dr Hema Raghavan
(Former)Dean, University of Delhi & Principal Gargi College.
University of Delhi


Prof. Deepali Bhanot
Associate Professor(Retd..),University of Delhi


Ganga Devi Gurung
Chairperson Institute of Human Rights Communication, Nepal


Arbania Fitriania
National Chief of IWAG – Peace, Clinical Psychologist,  Indonesia


Dr A K Merchant
Gen. Secretary Temple of Understanding, Trustee of the Lotus Temple, Delhi.


11:35-11:45am:   Tea Break


Technical Session V '=' Gulmohar Hall
11:45-1:30pm  Corporate Social Responsibility for Peace, Harmony and Development  
A responsible, sustainable and transparent approach to business and economic growth provides the best environment for strong families and healthy local communities. In fragile states or post-conflict societies, these are of particular importance for long-term peace and development. This session will highlight the concept of corporate social responsibility and its contributions to global peace.

Prof. Jyotsna Rajan
HoD Commerce, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi


Dilith Castleton
Head, Empowerment, CSR, Tata Steel


Meenakshi Batra
CEO Charities Aid Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana


Lt. Gen Rajender Singh
CEO DLF Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana


Anil Jaggi
Green Earth Alliance, CSR Consulting Company, New Delhi


Rajiv Williams
Corporate Head CSR, Jindal Stainless Limited, Delhi


Archana Nigam
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India


1:30-2:15pm:        Lunch


Technical Session VI '=' Gulmohar Hall


2:15-3:45pm Moral and Innovative Leadership for Peace and Harmony  
Regional hotspots of religious or identity-based conflicts threaten global security and development. Global Peace Foundation promotes a unique approach to peace-building that emphasizes the need for moral and innovative leadership in every sector of society. This session will discuss how a broad coalition of multi-sector partners working for the greater good can address conflict and corruption in communities and nations around the world as well; the school leaders will discuss how they see the development of world citizenship imbued with the values of oneness and one world from their perspective.

Ashok Pandey
Principal Ahlcon International School, Delhi


Shri Chintamani Yogi
Founder/Principal, Hindu VidyaPeeth, Nepal


Ameeta MullaWattal
Chairperson, NPSC and Principal Springdales School, Pusa  Road,  Delhi


LV Sehgal
Principal, Bal Bharti School, Ganga Ram Hospital Road, Delhi and former Chairman NPSC


Director, Teri Prakriti School, Gurgaon Former, Principal, Modern School, Delhi


Dr AnjuTandon
Principal, BhartiyaVidyaBhavan School, Delhi


Anuradha Amos
Principal, St Thomas School, Delhi


3:45-4:00pm         Tea Break

4:00-5:15pm Valedictory Session '=' Gulmohar Hall  

James P. Flynn
International President, Global Peace Foundation, USA


Prof. Madan Mohan Verma           
President, Interfaith Foundation, India
Advisor, GPF- India

Chief Guest                 

Dr Karan Singh
Hon’ble Member, Rajya Sabha, New Delhi

Guest of Honor

Shri Kanak Mal Dugar
Chancellor, IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan

Guest of Honor    

Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi
Imam, All India Imam Foundation, New Delhi, India

Guest of Honor              

Most Rev.Anil J T Couto                                                                                                            Archbishop of Delhi

Guest of Honor                    

Prof. Dr  C Raj Kumar
Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Haryana, India

Guest of Honor      Dr Markandey Rai
Member, Global Leadership Council, Global Peace Foundation
Vote of Thanks    

Aya Goto
International Vice President, Global Peace Foundation, Japan

New Delhi Declaration Amb.  Dr N P Jain (IFS, Retd)                                   
Trustee, GPF-India
Peace Song

GPF Theme Songs …this is where Peace Begins
Ahlcon International School Students



One Family Under God
WILLOW HALL SPEAKERS     Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
9:00-9:45am Registration
10:00-11:00am   I. Identity based Conflicts: Globalization and Multiculturalism
S.No. Name Designation
1 Manijeh Navidnia Assistant Professor in Sociology, Faculty member at Azad University, Garmsar Branch
2 Shahid N P Research Scholar M.Phil, JNU
3 Sheetal Singh Aligarh Muslim University
4 U. Ibrahim Ali Researcher of Peace, Research Of International Development Solutions at http:/
5 Ravi Bhatia Independent Educationist and Peace Researcher
Retired Professor, Delhi University
6 Gotsalov Alexander Senior Researcher, Russian Research Institute
11:00-11:35am            II. Interfaith Partnerships & Global Ethics
S.No. Name Designation
1 Amritha Viswanatha Shenoy Research Scholar, Ph.D., International Law, JNU
2 Aziz Haider Journalist, Real News International News Agency
3 Immanuel Ebenezar Teaching cum Research Fellow Dept. of Christian Studies, University of Madras
Chepauk, Chennai – 600 005
4 Nanak Singh Nishter Director, International Sikh Centre for Interfaith Relations
11:35-11:45am Tea Break
11:45am-1:30pm            III. Spritual Wisdom of Ancient India and World Peace
S.No. Name Designation
1 Adrain Jacinto Fernandes Research Scholar, JNU
2 Annu Sharma Research Scholar, JNU
3 Bhairu Singh Meena Research Scholar, JNU
4 Dr. Chintala Venkata Sivasai Assistant Professor, School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization
Gautama Buddha University, Greater Noida
5 Dr Satyamurti Reader in Sanskrit, Dept. of Sanskrit, Delhi University
6 Niharika Mishra M.phil, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies,Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
7 Wahid Husain Advocate Supreme Court of India
8 Prof. K.K. Sharma (Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor) Harmony Philosophy Chair
Deemed University Sardarshahar (Raj.)
9 C K Bhardwaj Gen. Secretary  Sawan Adhyatmic Satsang Society
10 Dr. Manhar Charan Assistant Professor, Department of CVMS-Value Education, IASE deemed University, Sardarshahar, Rajasthan
1:30-02:15pm Lunch Break
2:15-2:45pm             IV. Role of Women and Youth in Peace-Building Process
S.No. Name Designation
1 Manzer Jahan Ujala Phd  Research Scholar,Jamia Millia Islamia
2 Sangeeta Sharma Research Scholar,
 Department of Sanskrit Sahitya,
SLBSRS Vidyapeeth
3 Alka School of International Studies
JNU, New Delhi.
2:45-3:45pm    V. Creating a Moral and Innovative Leadership for Peace and Harmony
S.No. Name Designation
1 Deepti Kavathekar M.Phil Scholar, University of Delhi
2 Hassan Shareef Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies
Safi Institute of Advanced Study
Vazhayoor East, Malappuram &
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Islamic Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
3 Manish Bhatnagar Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University)
4 Pratibha Garg Assistant Professor,  Army Institute of Education
5 Dr. Vetukuri P. S. Raju NUEPA, New Delhi-16
6 Dr.Lokanath Mishra Principal Vivek college of Education Bijnor
7 Devkumar Jacob Asst. Prof. Nodal Centre of Excellence for Human Rights Education, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, TISS, Mumbai
  3:45-4:00pm Tea Break
  4:00-5:15pm Valedictory Session
Working / Academic/Editorial Committee

Prof.  Madan Mohan Verma
             Advisor, GPF- India
             President, Interfaith Foundation India
            Chair, Religious Harmony, IASE (D) University, Rajasthan
            Convener/ Chair, Academic/ Editorial Committee: GPLC- India, 2014
Phone: (+91)09818753534


Dr Markandey Rai  
Senior Advisor, UN HABITAT, Kenya
Member, Global Leadership Council, Global Peace Foundation
Trustee, GPF-India

Member, Working CommitteeGPLC- India, 2014
Phone: (+91)9899479265


             Maj. General P K Saighal (Retd.)
Indian Army
            Member, Working Committee GPLC- India, 2014
Phone: 09350026411


Prof. Razi Ahmad Kamal   
Former HoD, Deptt. of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia
            Vice President, Interfaith Foundation India
            Member, Working  Committee GPLC- India, 2014
            Phone: (+91) 09313626617/9718023129,


Ashok K. Pandey
Principal Ahlcon International School, Mayour Vihar -1, New Delhi 
            Member, Working / Academic/Editorial Committee GPLC- India, 2014
            Cultural Program Coordinator: GPLC- India, 2014
            Phone: 09891085007


Prof.  Surendra Pathak 
Dean, Facility of Social Sciences
            IASE- University, Rajastan
            Organizing Secretary GPLC- India, 2014

            Phone: +(91) 9414086007
Dr Hema Raghavan
Former Dean, University of  Delhi and  Principal Gargi College.
 University of Delhi
            Member, Working / Academic/Editorial Committee GPLC- India, 2014      
Phone: (+91)09899542223


Subhash Chandra
Trustee, GPF- India
Member, Working Committee GPLC- India, 2014
Phone: 09910241586 

Dhruba Prasad Lamichhane
National Representative GPF- India 
Coordinator: GPLC- India, 2014
Phone: (+91)08800764800

Global Peace Leadership Conference, India 2014, New Delhi


The World’s Religions have been instrumental in awakening human consciousness based on universal human values. The faith traditions have decisively shaped world civilizations with an emphasis on human virtues. The Global Peace Foundation and its partners have always visualized an ideal society, based on the three-fold pillars of interfaith, family, and service. It has always valued the rich heritage of faiths, which are seen not as obstacles to peace, but a fundamental source of reconciliation and peace- building. Here, we would like to mention the noble names of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Teresa, who made a great contribution to the cause of justice, equity and fair play. Throughout the Ages, the spiritual leaders have been the source of peace and hope and they helped in creating spiritual atmosphere for social cohesion.

All Spiritual Scriptures advocate “living for the greater good” of mankind. There is a need for creative collaboration and multi-sector partnerships to overcome poverty, inequality, hunger, disease, ignorance and illiteracy. When human aspirations are expressed in universal principles and shared values, we can bring about fundamental changes in our societies and the whole world.

It is on a common platform that the spirituals leaders and scholars of all faiths can speak with one voice against religious fundamentalism and extremism. In this respect, we are happy to mention the name of Nadhlatul Ulama from Indonesia, which is one of our major international interfaith partners. NU is the largest Muslim civic organization in Indonesia, which is the most populous Muslim country in the world.

The power of a united family can quell any turmoil in the world---from the strife and poverty -ridden Africa to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, and also the strife in the Korean Peninsula. As international citizens, let’s take a pledge to work for the realization of the vision of one world family under God. Towards this lofty vision, GPF – India, Interfaith Foundation India and IASE University purpose to hold a two- day Global Peace and Leadership Conference at Habitat Centre, New Delhi-India 9th -10th December 2014.


1. To promote social cohesion based on universal principles and shared values.
2. To develop a consensus among religious leaders and scholars of different persuasions towards a Global Ethic.
3. To develop youth movement for a culture of Peace and Service
4. To develop interfaith partnerships on national and regional levels and create a common platform to establish and hold universal ethics and aspirations for the greater human family.

Global Peace Leadership Conference is a platform to articulate universal principles and build a consensus around shared values, guided by the unique vision of ‘One Family Under God’. The Global Peace Leadership Conference aims to promote social cohesion, develop a consensus
Delhi Declaration
Dear Leaders:

Greetings of Peace from the Global Peace Leadership Conference Secretariat.We want to congratulate you on your participation in building, “Peace and Harmony through Interfaith Partnerships” on the 9th and 10th of December, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, Lodi Roadin New Delhi, India. During these two days, you shared your unique knowledge and experience of how to build a just and sustainable peace based on a vision of VasudhaivaKutumbakam or, “One Family Under God” with other leaders from throughout India and the world.

We convened over 300 leaders from religious and academic institutions, businesses, civil society groups, which included significant participation from both youth and women leaders. Based on the topics discussed during the conference, we drafted a vision and framework for building peace through a 14point Declaration, which follows below.Your suggestion and comments on this document are very important to building the strategy and partnerships for its implementation. We invite you to submit any and all comments to us at

We will also great appreciate any comments or reflections about the conference that we can publish on our social media outlets. We have already posted many photos from the proceedings on our Facebook page in the link below:
During the conference time As many of you request us to sent International president Global Peace Foundation Mr. James P. Flynn Keynote address Pls find in Attached file.

Thank you again for your important contributions to building the foundation for global peace in our 2014 conference as well as in your work in your respective field. We hope to support and strengthen both of these efforts through significant partnerships to build a world of One Family Under God.


Mr. Dhruba Prasad Lamichhane
National Representative, GPF – India
B-31 First floor, Lajpat Nagar -1, New Delhi – India
Phone: +91 8800764800

A Vision and Global Framework for One Family Under God
New Delhi, India - December 9-10, 2014

The world today faces a spiritual crisis, as evidenced by the continuous rise of identity-based conflicts. These conflicts over nationality, ethnicity, religion and tribal affiliations threaten social relations on every level, especially with globalization expanding the significance and reach of previously localized challenges.While tremendous advances have been achieved in every sector of human society, they have failed to keep apace with our moral and ethical capacities - to the detriment of all life on earth. It is thus imperative that moral and spiritual leaders of the world work together to articulate universal ethical principles and values that can form the basis for social cohesion, shared agreements and lasting peace.

Whereas human ingenuity, intellect and creativity have through the past millennia built civilizations that have inspired human hearts and minds to pursue creative endeavors; at the same time the world has been plagued by intolerance, ignorance, hatred, mistrust, discrimination and ravaged by ethnic, racial, religious, economic, social, and political conflicts.

Whereas religions and faiths have been fountain-springs of spiritually inspired ethics; at the same time religious rivalries and ethnic conflicts have spread intolerance and violence, thus obscuring the unifying vision of humanity as one family under God.

Whereas tremendous advances in science and technology have created unprecedented material wealth, technological and medical advances; at the same time, they have been misused for producing nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and a rampant armament race with tremendous allocation of resources that could be directed to overcome poverty, inequity, disease, ignorance, illiteracy and hunger.

Whereas different religions have promulgated the idea of the world as one family under God, we have not carried it out in practice. Into this vacuum, the possessive, exploitative, abusive, and discriminatory instincts of humanity have divided our world.

Whereas in moderntimes leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Hon’ble Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and the Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.have courageously and effectively used non-violent strategiesfor gaining political independence, ending apartheid, championing compassion in action, fighting racial discrimination, and tirelessly advocating multiculturalism. At the same time, the world has drifted towards escalating violence and terrorism. The world has lost hold of our common human identity and the unifying shared values that can bring about a cohesive society.

The Pledge

On the occasion of the Global Peace Leadership Conference held in New Delhi, India on the 9thand 10thof December, 2014, we the participants from all over the region, solemnly pledge:

  1. To commit ourselves with courage and resolve to forge vibrant and meaningful interfaith partnerships and programs for promoting universal social cohesion based on our common identity, universal principles, and shared values to overcome ethnic, religious, gender, social and cultural barriers.
  2. To inspire a spirit of unity and conciliation in place of conflict and confrontation, equity and fair play in place of iniquity and exploitation towards all human beings irrespective of color, gender, creed, religion, ethnicity or geographical location.
  3. To engage faith leaders and academics in the task of articulating a global ethical framework based on universal principles and values, found in the world’s religions. This framework could then be applied to the private and public spheres.
  4. To establish the means through which a global ethical framework can guide substantive discussions on forging cooperation on shared aspirations and values among faith leaders.
  5. To persuade faith leaders to play a more significant role in educating and encouraging their followers towards a lifestyle of service to others beyond the narrow boundaries that presently divide the various religious communities.
  6. To transmit these ideals through a multi-sector network of leaders and encourage its implementation starting at the grassroots level of the extended family.
  7. To design and implement innovative interfaith grassroots projects in healthcare, education, disaster relief, poverty amelioration, enhancing employability, environmental care, drug-addiction elimination and promotion of family values as the common ground for action-oriented interfaith partnerships.
  8. To collect, collate and determine the best practices through various case studies of interfaith initiatives within partnering countries and shared on a global stage.
  9. To undertake with vigor and persuasive endeavor, through specific projects, the task of inculcating in all sectors of society, particularly among the youth, the ethical and moral values of compassion, piety, charity, generosity and integrity.
  10. To engage and mould the youth in value education and create programs that foster personal transformative experiences, especially those that build bridges of friendship, understanding, and harmonious integration, across the barriers of religion, ethnicity and social status.
  11. To enrich the academic education of the upcoming young generation in schools and colleges through shaping a mindset that values integrity, equity, and fair play.
  12. To support and encourage projects aimed at women’s emancipation through skill development, particularly of tribal and backward communities.
  13. To establish links with select civil society organizations already engaged in peace building work to create a coalition of global partners working towards a shared vision for peace and prosperity.
  14. To encourage the expansion of socially responsible business practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR), especially in terms of accelerating support for social cohesion programs.

And as such, this unifying vision of one family under God will spread through the various sectors of society for the greater good of all humanity.

Thanking You.

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