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SPEAKERS - DAY 1,
3RD APRIL 2022

Session 2 - DIVINE BLESSING CEREMONY - “Religion and Religious Scriptures  of the World as -True Life- Guiding  Scriptures

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Dr Maulana Kalbe Rushaid Rizvi
Social, Cultural Revolutionist & Islamic Scholar

Maulana Kalbe Rushaid Rizvi was born on 8th February 1976 in Mandrapalli, the village located in the state of Bihar under district Siwan. He started his Islamic Education at the early age of six. From his childhood he was admitted at ‘Madrasa-e Sultanul Madaris’, Lucknow (India) by his ‘Beloved Parents’. He was the smallest of all in the madrasa during his time. After 10 years of acquiring Islamic Education he went to the ‘Islamic University’ in ‘Jamhuri Islamic'(Iran) for higher education and after completing his course he received the “Amama “by Ayatollah Gulpaigaani. The Head of the ‘Hauza Ilmiya’ in Qum-Iran and received ‘Ijaza’ from Ayatollah Jawad
Tabraizi (R.A) by the grace of God and due to his love for Ahlulbayt(A.S). Maulana Kalbe Rushaid is Multilingual.
By the grace of God he can explain religious sermons, political debates etc to numerous people in languages like Arabic, Persian, English, French, Gujrati, Hindi, and Urdu and last but not the least Bhojpuri. He resides in
Delhi (India) currently.

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Dr. Lesan Azadi 
Director, Baha'i Academy, Panchgani

Over thirty five years of experience in Research, Training and Development, Teacher Education, Education in Universal Human Values, Higher Education, Personal Development and Social Progress, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Design, Cooperative Learning, Situation Based Design, Project Management, Youth Empowerment, Faculty Development, Public Speaking, Administration, Team Leadership, Initiating Collaborative Educational Undertakings and Community Action.
Designed and conducted training workshops and educational programmes for batches of over ten thousand students and teachers from across many disciplines, cultures and backgrounds in India and about two score countries.
Managed and directed the affairs of the Baha'i Academy and established joint innovative activities and educational programmes with over fifty universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning in India and abroad.

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Dr Edison Samraj
Director, Oriental Press of 7 day
Adventist Church, Pune

 

For the decade, Edison Samraj has guided the work of Oriental Watchman Publishing Company, raising medical and societal issues as they affect Contemporary Asian societies.
He has created a coalition of corporate heads, academics and physicians to promote the healthcare of Indians. In 2001 this coalition convened the very first conference on Integrated Medicine in India.
He is also interested in the promotion of innovative education for our students in India. Having met with the president of India he is working on a value education curriculum that will engage the hearts and minds of our generation in pursuit of transforming their attitudes and their mindset. He has been committed to Science Education in India to foster science temper in all levels of education.
He has also worked closely with UNESCO for South Asia in the development of curriculum for the future not only in science but also in peace education. He is committed to making communication network of modern world accessible for our generation and impacting them with new perspectives and new ways to look at life and the world. In other words his commitment is to bring paradigm in our thinking process. He has participated in many corporate workshops, education institutions, science congress at the national and international levels. His profile indicates that he has a wide range in this area for over 20 years.
He has served in many committees and boards as a member and chairman. He has also presented many papers at UNESCO level as well as national level in the field of education and spiritual transformation. He has served as a member for many foundations and has interacted with many renowned national and international personalities such as Hillary Clinton, Thaksin Shianawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand; Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam, President of India, Gorbachev, president of USSR, Dr.V.D.Karad, president, World Peace Centre and Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa.
Dr. Edison Samraj is a powerful believer in the power of the people to help themselves and set a meaningful agenda for the government. So he has travelled widely and networked with like-minded people all over the world encouraging them to start addressing issues from grassroots level and to call on government officials to take note.
Dr. Edison Samraj is a visionary personality who has the ability to create partnerships between private, government and non-profit sector to translate his vision into reality.

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Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar
Head Priest (Rabbi) and Honorary Secretary of the Judah Hyam Synagogue ( A Jewish Temple), New Delhi

Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar is Priest and Honorary Secretary of Judah Hyam Synagogue, New Delhi. He has completed B.A. (Hons.) in Economics and LL.B. from Pune University and Post-Graduation in Labour Law from Delhi University. Former Deputy Registrar (Law) of the National Human Rights Commission. Rabbi Ezekiel has authored many articles and monographs on various aspects of Judaism in the newspapers/magazines, etc. He has also authored two books 1) The Lord is one and 2) The Prudence in Prism – Assortment of spiritual sprinklers. He is also the In-charge of the Inter-faith Study Center as well as library of the synagogue. He has been looking after the synagogue and conducting the services voluntarily for the last 32 years. He is an Advocate by profession but devotes his full time, energy to maintain the synagogue. He is a Jewish scholar and human rights activist & Trustee/Member of many inter-faith organizations.

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Sant Baba balwinder Singh ji
Chief Gurudwara Langar Sahib 
Nanded

Balvinder Singh ji is langar Sahib in Gurudwara of Nanded . 

He is known and awarded for his social works and for helping people in needs .

Have been awarded by Nanded district with two of the big awards known as Nanded Bhooshan award and Nanded Gaurav award.

He have contributed a lot in Covid lockdown by providing foods for needy and helping them in their financial problems.

He have helped in cases of natural disasters for example when the district like Nanded, kolhapur etc were flooded he helped people with rescue team to help them out, to ensure safe places for those in need, and provided food for affected people. 

Contributed a lot for Kerala with his donation program when it was affected by flood with money and food for the citizens.

He is known for being humble , helpful for everyone in need. 
 

Tabraizi (R.A) by the grace of God and due to his love for Ahlulbayt(A.S). Maulana Kalbe Rushaid is Multilingual.
By the grace of God he can explain religious sermons, political debates etc to numerous people in languages like Arabic, Persian, English, French, Gujrati, Hindi, and Urdu and last but not the least Bhojpuri. He resides in
Delhi (India) currently.

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Hon’ble Bhante Rahul Bodhi
Maha Thero (Senior Buddhist Monk)

Bhante Rahul Bodhi Got his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Nagpur University. Got Shramaner Pabbjia at Nagpur Under Maha Pandit Dr Bhadant Anand Kausalyayan, Sangha Nayak, Maha Thero, of All India Bhikkhu Sangha. Mr.Bodhi Ordination Bhikkhu Upasampada at Buddha Gaya, under the auspicious Enlightenment Bodhi Tree at Bodh Gaya (Bihar) India. He went to Colombo Sri Lanka got higher Bhikkhu Training of Theravada Tradition in Gangaramaya Maha Viharaya Peliya goda, at Vidyalankar Piriwene Kelaniya and at Paramadharma Chatiya Rajamaha Viharaya Ratmalan Colombo Sri Lanka.Total 10years spent in Sri Lanka for Higher Dhamma training. Studied for M.A. Degree in religious Philosophy at Kelaniya University of Sri Lanka .Venerable Bhadant Rahul Bodhi got Novice Ordination (Shramnera Pravajya) at young age of 20 years. He obtained his upasampada the Higher Ordination a Bhikkhu upasampada under holy Maha Bodhi Tree at Buddha Gaya  from holy all India Bhikkhu Sangha.Designed and conducted training workshops and educational programmes for batches of over ten thousand students and teachers from across many disciplines, cultures and backgrounds in India and about two score countries.
Managed and directed the affairs of the Baha'i Academy and established joint innovative activities and educational programmes with over fifty universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning in India and abroad.

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H.H Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji
President of Divine Shakti Foundation,  Rishikesh

Sadhviji is a renowned spiritual leader and motivational speaker, based in Rishikesh, India. Originally from Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhviji has lived on the banks of the sacred Ganga river, in the lap of the Himalayas for 25 years engaged in spiritual service, wisdom teaching, sacred action, and deep spiritual practice.
At Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, where she lives most of the year, she gives daily spiritual discourses (satsang), teaches meditation, provides spiritual counseling and mentoring, and oversees myriad charitable and humanitarian projects and activities.
Sadhviji Serves As:
Secretary-General Of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, An International Interfaith Organization Dedicated To Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH).
President Of Divine Shakti Foundation, A Foundation Which Runs Free Schools, Vocational Training Programs And Empowerment Programs.
Director Of The World-Famous International Yoga Festival At Parmarth Which Has Been Covered In Time Magazine, CNN, New York Times And Other Prestigious Publications.
Sadhviji is a renowned, motivational speaker and best-selling author who gives keynote addresses at large fora, on a wide variety of topics ranging from conscious business to science and spirituality to sustainable development to the keys of happiness and peace in life to all aspects of yoga. Her talks blend the knowledge and logic of the West with the insights, spirituality and wisdom of the East, and she is renowned as a spiritual bridge between the two cultures.
She has spoken at several United Nations events, including with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, and at many high-level international conferences and summits
She has been featured in CNN, NY Times, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, BBC, NPR, Times of India, Dainik Jagran and many other renowned news networks.
Sadhviji has received numerous national and international awards and recognition for her work with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene as well as women’s upliftment and empowerment including from the Cabinet Minister of Water Resources, Government of India as well as from the Ambassador of the United States to India.