Sadbhavana Rally (Aurangabad)
Padamshri Sikander Ali Wajd Memorial Trust, Aurangabad, Maharashtra organized Sadbhavana Rally on 26th March 2011 in Parbhani for promoting harmony among various communities and develop the spirit of national integration specially among students belonging to different culture, languages and customs etc. with the financial assistance provided by the Foundation. Approximately 10,000 students, teachers, members of civil society participated in the four Km. Sadbhavana Rally. The Rally was flagged off by Mrs. Fauzia Khan, Hon’ble Minister of State, Government of Maharashtra. The Sadbhavana Rally passed through main roads of Parbhani town having mixed population of different communities. The Rally was led by the Police Band, Police Personnel followed by Home Guards
Meet to promote National Integration and Communal Harmony (New Delhi)
The All India Islahe Anjuman Siddiqui, Delhi. organized a meet to promote national integration and communal harmony on 24th February 2011 at Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi with the financial assistance provided by the Foundation. Shri Shri Prakash Jaiswal, Union Cabinet Minister, Shri Ali Anwar, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and other dignitaries from different walks of life attended the meet. Students of Lal Bahadur Shastri Public School, Vaishali, Ghaziabad presented a nukud natak on the theme of child education, development, national integration and communal harmony in the meet.
Interfaith Harmony Dialogue (New Delhi)
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) organized an Interfaith Harmony Dialogue on the 3rd February 2011 at New Delhi. Important leaders of the interfaith movement representing different religions & faiths participated in that dialogue to promote peace and harmony.
A Talk on Communal Harmony (New Delhi)
A talk on Communal Harmony was organized at Shyamlal College, New Delhi on 20th January 2011 in collaboration with the NSS Wing & Gandhi Study Circle, Shyamlal College and NFCH with the objective of promoting principles of non-violence in resolving disputes between different communities.
Gandhian Strategies for Promoting Sustainable Communal Harmony and Nonviolent Reconciliation (Gandhigram)
NFCH organized a Seminar on "Gandhian Strategies for Promotiing Sustainable Communal Harmony and Nonviolent Reconciliation" at Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu on 15th and 16th December 2010 in collaboration with the Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Science, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram with the objective of promoting principles of non-violence in resolving disputes between different religious and other groups in society.
Volunteering for Inclusive Development - Actualizing the Millennium Development Goals (New Delhi)
NFCH partnered in organizing a discussion on "Volunteering for Inclusive Development - Actualizing the Millennium Development Goals" with UN Volunteers, WILPF and Times Foundation at UNDP Hall, New Delhi on 13th December 2010. It helped in spreading awareness about the millennium development goals (MDGs) , specially amongst the youth volunteers. It also helped in generating thought provoking ideas as well possible solutions on promoting volunteerism as a means to promote peace and harmony for achieving the inclusive development an important and all pervasive aspect of the MDGs.
Role of Teachers in Promoting Communal Harmony & National Integration (Patiala)
NFCH organized a Seminar on "Role of Teachers in Promoting Communal Harmony & National Integration" at Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab on 29th and 30th November, 2010 in collaboration with the Sri Guru Teg Bahadur National Integration Chair, Punjabi University, Patiala with the objective, to assess and strengthen the role of teachers in promotion of communal harmony and national integration.
Inter-community dialogue to promote communal harmony & national integration and Rally for Communal Harmony (Jaipur)
The Foundation provided financial assistance to the Centre for Human Rights and Social Welfare, Jaipur, Rajasthan, for .organizing an Inter-community dialogue at Jaipur on 22nd November 2010 highlighting the issues of Indian constitution and present perspective, the challenges of caste, religion, section and regionalism, our duties/ problems/resolutions etc. The dialogue was attended by resource persons from different walks of life. The organization also arranged a Rally for promoting communal harmony on 10th December 2010. Students from 14 schools and general masses took part in the Rally with the slogan of "Insaan ka insaan se ho bhaichara, yahin sandesh hamara".
Seminar on ‘Role of Mothers in spreading the message of Non-violence, Peace, Harmony and Development’ (Thiruvananthapuram)
The All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), Trivandrum Branch organized a Seminar on 2nd October 2010, the birthday of Father of the Nation, on ‘Role of mothers in spreading the message of non-violence, peace, harmony and development’. Smt. Indira Ramakrishna Pillai, President, AIWC paid homage to Gandhiji and explained the true meaning of Ahimsa which can be practiced to protect the world from destruction. Speakers at the Seminar elaborated the need for mothers to spend sufficient time with their children to establish a feeling of security and to embolden the children to overcome the obstacles in life that they may have to face in future. A cultural programme was also organized by the different linguistic groups, local women’s organizations and self-help groups with the theme to promote and maintain the spirit of ahimsa, peace, harmony and development.
Seminar on the ‘Role of the Family in Building Communal Harmony and National Integration’ (Chennai)
In partnership with the Foundation, the Service and Research Institute on Family and Children, organized a Seminar on the ‘Role of the Family in Building Communal Harmony and National Integration’ on 2nd October 2010 at Chennai. The seminar focused on issues disturbing communal harmony, unrest and violence in the family and the community and the role of educational systems in promoting communal harmony. The participants suggested that greater awareness should be created to see the link between the harmony and integration within families in order to achieve communal harmony and national integration.
Law and Sentiments - Appeal for Humanity, Peace & Harmony (New Delhi)
A meeting on Law and Sentiments - Appeal for Humanity, Peace & Harmony was organised on 21.09.2010 in the CBDT Conference Room, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi; before the High Court verdict on the ownership of the land of Ram Janama Bhoomi - Babri Masjid.
Musical concert on the theme of communal harmony and national integration (New Delhi)
Music and songs are icons of harmony in itself. This harmonious relationship among the music and song can easily be termed as an inspiration towards promoting the message of societal harmony and national integration. Foundation provided partial financial assistance to the Bhartiya Hindu Muslim Sikh Esai Ekta Samiti, Mumbai in organizing a musical concert on the theme of communal harmony and national integration on 29th July, 2010 at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. There was a gathering of approximately 500 persons who appreciated the programme aimed at promoting communal harmony and national integration. Shri Balram Jakhar, Ex-Governor, Madhya Pradesh; Shri Salman Khurshid, Union Cabinet Minister and Dr. Shafiquar Rehman Burk, MP (Lok Sabha) were among the dignitaries who attended musical concert and its theme. Singers and musicians tried to help spreading the message of communal harmony and national integration through the musical event.
Debate and slogan competition for promotion peace and harmony (Agra)
To spread the message of harmony, tolerance and peace, a students’ debate, slogan competition and interfaith dialogue was organized at Agra on 13.05.2010 in collaboration with Agra Police. The theme of the programme was ‘non-violence, social harmony and national integration’. The function started with the collective singing of national anthem with PAC band. Religious leaders of Islam, Sikh, Christians and Hindus blessed the participants and emphasized that all religions teach the principle of non-violence, social harmony and national integration. Students of Government, private educational institutions and Madarsas actively participated. Awards were given to ten students for their participation in debates held during the programme. At the end of the function a community lunch was provided to the students, renowned public figures and Police officers. This programme helped in spreading the message of harmony, tolerance and peace to the masses.
Northern Regional Meet - "Promoting Partnerships", (Lucknow)
The Foundation participated in the Northern Regional Meet - “Promoting Partnerships”, organized by Solution Exchange (Gender Community), United Nations, UNICEF, UNIFEM and UN Volunteers at Lucknow on 7th-8th May 2010. The basic issues relating to the promotion of gender, family and social harmony were discussed. Representatives of the participating NGOs from northern India emphasized that the students and youth of the day need to be taught the values of non-violence and peace for development which are dependent on the harmonious relations in a society. The meet focused on two themes - ‘Men as partners in prevention of violence against women’ and ‘Involving youth in communal harmony’.