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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER AT WORLD PARLIAMENT
PLENARY SESSION - II
Need to promote the gandhian philosophy of truth and non-violence to establish a peace-loving holistic global society
Dr. N. Radhakrishnan
"A rare combination of intellectualism and activism, Prof. Radhakrishnan has distinguished in several fields. As an educator, administrator, founder of several educational institutions, author of over forty books, journalist, trainer of youth in nonviolence, theatre expert, actor, human right activist and researcher of folk arts, Prof. Radhakrishnan is an important source of inspiration to a number of innovative initiatives all over the world, especially in the field of training in nonviolence.
The role he has been playing in the global spread of nonviolence by interpreting Gandhian nonviolence creatively and adapting it to the emerging scenario has been widely acknowledged. He has deviated significantly from the traditional or dogmatic interpretation of nonviolence. To him, nonviolence is a creative force of empowerment and not any dogmatic bind."
Long-time peace activist, Bernie Meyer dressed in traditional dhoti with walking stick, brings you the legendary, Mahatma Gandhi. As Gandhi, he has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, as well as India, where he has been lovingly dubbed, "The American Gandhi."
An activist for forty three years, author Bernie Meyer took his message one step further and began emulating Gandhi in his dress, words, and actions. In , Meyer also presents cutting-edge theories about human motivation and violence utilizing Gandhi's experiences and principles.
Dr.Ved Pratap Vaidik
Ved Pratap Vaidik is a journalist, political analyst and freelance columnist of India. He had been with Press Trust of India as the founder-editor of its Hindi news agency "Bhasha". Before that he was the Editor (views) in Navbharat Times of the Times Group. At present, he is the Chairman of Bhartiya Bhasha Sammelan.
Dr. T. Karunakaran
Dr. T. Karunakaran,a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from Madras University (1969), earned his PhD in Mathematical System Theory from IIT, Delhi (in 1975). Dr. Karunakaran served for 19 years in four IITs in different research and academic positions. He was the Director of Rural Technology Centre, Gandhigram Rural University, Tamilnadu. He was the Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh, The Vice Chancellor of Gandhigram University, Tamilnadu and the Director of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Industrialization, Wardha. He is advisor to the Government of Madhya Pradesh and Bihar on educational reforms. Presently he is working on new models like Rural Economic Zones and Agrindus(Agriculture based industries) for rural youth especially for children of farmers who have committed suicide.
Mr. Arun Firodia
Arun H Firodia started the flagship company, Kinetic Engineering Ltd.He is at present the Chairman of the Kinetic Group. He developed, India's first totally indigenous moped - ‘Luna’, which became an instant hit with the consumers in the 70's and 80's.
He is also credited with introducing one of the most advanced scooter models in India in a joint venture with the Honda motor Company in Japan. He has collaborated with world renowned companies such as Hyundai, Taigene, Sciaky, Daewoo, San Yangetc. for manufacturing of advanced technology products.
Mr Firodia can truly be considered the pioneer in putting affordable mobility within the reach of the Indian population and for bringing convenience and refinement to scootering by giving modern day shape, scale and scope to the Indian two-wheeler industry.
Dr. Anil Gupta
Anil Kumar Gupta is a globally renowned scholar in the area of grassroots innovations. He is the founder of the Honey Bee Network and has been a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. Besides, he holds the Executive Vice Chair of the National Innovation Foundation. He is also a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. He was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2004, one of the highest civilian awards in India, for his contributions to management education.
She is M.A. (Sanskrit, Kavyateerth Worked in Forward Market Commission (Central Government) for two years. Then Joined Vinoba’s Padyatra at the age of 26. Sadhana in Assam – 1963 to 1970 At Vinoba’s Ashram, Pawnar: From 1970 Vinoba founded ‘Gitai Mission’ in 1972. She has been the secretary ever since. She Worked for Gitai 1973 to 77 in Mumbai Pune sector under the direction of Vinoba. Translated Sanskrit Gita into Hindi & Gujarati with commentaries. Translated Isavasya Upanishad.
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