National Seminar on ‘Globalization, Multiculturalism and Peace-building in the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges’

The Interfaith Foundation India, the Centre for the Study of Social System, JNU and Indialogue Foundation, Turkey jointly organized a two day national Seminar on ‘Globalization, Multiculturalism and Peace-building in the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges’ on 19th and 20th April 2014 at the Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dr. Karan Singh graced the Seminar as the Chief Guest. Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar, Secretary NFCH delivered the Keynote address. Prof. M M Verma, President, Interfaith Foundation chaired one of the important sessions of the Seminar. In addition, several eminent persons such as Mr. Bilal Acikgoz, President, Indialogue Foundation; Dr. Ahmet Muharrem Atlig, Secretary General, Journalists and Writers Foundation, Turkey; Swami Shantatmananda; Prof. Maitreyee Choudhury from JNU and many others made valuable contributions in the form of insightful speeches and presentations. In the face of existing ramifications of globalization and multiculturalism, the Seminar resolved to opt for global solutions by seeing the world as a global family. Amb. Sajjanhar emphasized that this decision is in tune with the ancient and historical ethos of India contained in our teachings of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (The whole world is a family) and “Sarva Dharma Sambhava” (All religions are equal).