ABOUT THE EVENT

We are of the view that adaptation of a non-conflicting paradigm which is inclusive of philosophic streams such as Buddhism and Hinduism whose adherents account for more than one-fifth of the world’s population; cognates cultures such as Indian and Japanese which can effectively undertake the initiative in promoting democratic values, religious understandings and conflict avoidance in the larger interest for the world.

We believe that Asia can certainly offer a new model and vision for a world order based on its democratic tradition that espouses the spirit of human cooperation, ethical behaviour, universal responsibility and prosperity of all nations.

It is with this aspiration and conviction that the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi proposes to hold a Conference in collaboration with Tokyo Foundation and International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) on “Global Hindu-Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance and Environment Consciousness” to be held in India on September3-4, 2015.

THE OBJECTIVES

The identified objectives for the proposed conference are:

  • To espouse and emphasise that democratic and non-conflicting philosophies, which are fundamental to conflict avoidance, are inherent to Asian values and are found in Hinduism, Buddhism and other indigenous religions and philosophies;
  • To review historical sources and literature on the practice of democracy, analyze and enhance the contributions of Asian spiritual and political thoughts to the foundation of democracy in Asia.

SESSIONS & TALKS

The format of the two-day conference will be thematic and the topics beings discussed on the respective days are listed below:

  • Conflict Avoidance
  • Environment Consciousness

Besides inauguration and valedictory there will be two full technical sessions before and after lunch. However, themes for the technical session will remain same as mentioned above. There will be one keynote speaker per session and ten speakers per theme.

Discussion papers will be circulated on both themes with adequate background papers well in time for the participants to understand the issues.

It is aimed to comprehensively seek to address myriad challenges in Asia i.e. spread of conflict, transnational terror networks and sectarian violence, climate change, environmental degradation and conservation issues etc from an Asian perspective and also suggest creative solutions And sustainable social, economic and political framework for management of conflict and fostering cooperation and promote environment consciousness and interdependent universal responsibility.


SPEAKERS

SHRI NARENDRA MODI

HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA

GENERAL NC VIJ

PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retd.)

VEN. LAMA LOBZANG

Secretary General

AGENDA

Conference Days: Day 1

Conference Days: Day 2

Conference Days: Day 3

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

INAUGURATION

GLOBAL HINDU BUDDHIST INITIATIVE ON CONFLICT AVOIDANCE, 10.00 AM – 11.30 AM

THE OUTCOMES

  • Institution of a mechanism to work for transparent philosophic discussions on conflict avoidance and environment protection at the global level.
  • Co-opting Global Institutions to take up the agenda of the Initiative and carry on dialogue and debate on the themes.
  • Taking the themes to leading thought institutions, academia of the world.

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Event Location

Vivekananda International Foundation

3, San Martin Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021

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