INDIA

Chapter Secretary General

Krishna Adhikari

Global Peace Council Member

Amb. Krishna Venkatachalam Rajan
President, Association of Indian Diplomats

Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Eduardo Faleiro
Commissioner for Non-Resident Indian Affairs, Government of Goa

Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Holds Special Event in India

November 23, 2015

New Delhi, India—The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee held a special event in India on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Universal Peace Federation.

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Peace Blessing Festival Held in Sikkim, India

November 1, 2015

Gangtok, India—Two-hundred and fifteen couples, including two government ministers of Sikkim state in northern India, attended a marriage rededication and peace Blessing ceremony on November 1. 

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India Urged to Recognize Nepal’s Constitution

October 7, 2015

New Delhi, India—UPF’s South Asia Peace Initiative organized a meeting on October 4 to express concern over and propose solutions to the deterioration of bilateral relations between India and Nepal.

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International Day of Peace Observed in India

September 21, 2015

New Delhi, India—UPF-India commemorated the International Day of Peace with events at PGDAV College in New Delhi and in Orai, Uttar Pradesh. 

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On International Youth Day, UPF Remembers Late Indian President

August 12, 2015

New Delhi, India—UPF-India observed the UN International Youth Day 2015 by commemorating the life of former Indian president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

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UPF Says Farewell to Former Indian President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

July 28, 2015

New Delhi, India—On behalf of UPF, chairman of UPF-India, Dr. B.P. Singh, paid final respects to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India. 

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In Memoriam: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India

July 28, 2015

Former Indian President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was known as the “people’s president” passed away on July 27 at the age of 83.

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In the News: Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates Announced

June 8, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C., USA – Indian fisheries scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta and President Anote Tong of the South Pacific island nation of Kiribati have been selected to receive the inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize.

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Indian Interfaith Peace Initiative Launched

April 11, 2015

New Delhi, India—The inaugural conference of the Indian Interfaith Peace Initiative was held on the theme of “India’s Contribution to Global Peace, Sustainable Development and Interfaith Harmony.”

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Nigerian Ambassador for Peace Honored in India

March 24, 2015

Hyderabad, India—After returning to his native India, one of Nigeria’s Ambassadors for Peace has been honored by the University of East London for his peacebuilding efforts.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at Schools in India

February 7, 2015

India HarmonyWeek 2015 02 07Campus Peace Clubs were launched at three schools in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, during World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015.

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S. Goswami: The Dalliance of Religions, in Service of Humanity

August 30, 2014

We all have to come together, and to work together we have to talk to each other. From this dialogue the best knowledge system will emerge.

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B. P. Singh: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

Let each one of us assembled here take a vow: "I shall be an instrument of peace, living in accordance with teachings of compassion of my religion."

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M.L. Lokesh: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

I strongly feel that the time has come for greater cohesion among our nations for building a more peaceful and developed world and for the UN agencies in the region to play a pivotal role in this regard.

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Global Day of Parents Observed in India

June 6, 2014

Gangtok and Chennai, India - Observances of the UN Global Day of Parents took place in Gangtok, Sikkim on June 1, 2014 and in Chennai on June 6.

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International Day of Families Observed in India

May 15, 2014

Chennai, India - An International Day of Families program took place at the YWCA in Chennai on May 15, 2014 with 80 people in attendance.

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Campus Peace Club Launched at Delhi University

March 5, 2014

New Delhi, India - A half-day seminar on March 5 inaugurated a College Peace Club at Miranda House College and marked International Women's Day 2014.

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Interfaith Harmony Week Programs in India Seek Altruism as Common Ground

February 4, 2014

Four UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 programs were held throughout India. They addressed the role religions should collectively play in peacebuilding. Two seminars were held at the UN Conference Hall in the capital, New Delhi. Other programs were in Siliguri, West Bengal, and in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. UPF-India was the main organizer of these events.

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Forum in New Delhi on Interfaith Harmony for Peacebuilding and Good Governance

January 4, 2014

New Delhi, India - An overflow crowd gathered at the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi, India on Jan. 4, 2014 for an event linked to the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Dr. Thomas Walsh Addresses the Global Citizen Forum in New Delhi

January 3, 2014

New Delhi, India - Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President of the Universal Peace Federation, was invited to speak at the Global Citizen Forum in New Delhi on Jan. 3, 2014. The forum on the theme of "One World: The Role of India, China, and the USA," was organized by the Spice Group's Chairman, Dr. B.K. Modi, an Indian businessman and philanthropist.

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