UPF-India: Highlights of 2010

December 22, 2010

UPF-India's annual report for 2010 highlights the United Nations International Day of Peace, Day of Families, and Women's Day.

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Educational Programs for Youth in India

December 22, 2010

Delhi, India - UPF-India offered a variety of educational programs during 2010. Around 700 youth volunteers attended Peace Principles seminars. Character education programs were offered to 1,500 students. The Mission Self-Empowerment Project was launched with 16 college students committed to becoming leaders of positive social change. Peace education was offered to 194 National Service Scheme volunteers.

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UPF, RYS and Gandhian Institutions commemorate the International Day of Peace 2010, Chennai, India

September 21, 2010

Chennai, India - The Universal Peace Federation and Religious Youth Service, in association with the Federation of Gandhian Institutions, commemorated the International Day of Peace in Chennai, India on September 21, 2010.  Interreligious prayers for world peace, nonviolence and ceasefire, and a candlelight vigil marked this occasion.

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Day of Peace in Chennai, India

September 21, 2010

The UPF and the Religious Youth Service, in association with the Federation of Gandhian Institutions, commemorated the International Day of Peace in Chennai, India on September 21. Interreligious prayers for world peace, nonviolence and ceasefire, and a candlelight vigil marked this occasion. 

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Day of Peace in Sikkim, India

September 21, 2010

Gangtok, India - UPF-Sikkim commemorated the UN International Day of Peace on September 21 at a gathering in the Forest Department Conference Hall in Gangtok.

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Women Promote Good Governance in Nepal

June 23, 2010

Kathmandu, Nepal - “Women need to be involved in every area of society, including those more traditionally dominated by men,” Dr. Mohini Giri, Chairwoman of India’s Guild of Service and founding president of the Women's Federation for World Peace-India, told a June 23 forum in Nepal that included four Members of Parliament. She specifically named the legal profession, politics, and economic enterprises.

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Day of Families Celebrated in Sikkim and Punjab

May 15, 2010

Sikkim and Punjab, India - The United Nations International Day of Families was commemorated on May 15 at the Sikkim Government College in Gangtok, Sikkim, and at the Desh Bhagat Institute of Advanced Computer Sciences in Mandi Gobind Garh, Punjab.

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Youth Promote "Adopt a Monument" Project in Delhi

May 8, 2010

New Delhi, India - As part of its Adopt-a-Monument cleaning campaign, young volunteers with UPF-India assembled on May 8, 2010, at the Qutab Minaret in New Delhi to pick up trash.

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S.A. Ali: Problems and Possibilities of Interreligious Dialogue from a Muslim Perspective

April 23, 2010

"Survival of the fittest" is a law that operates in the jungles. In human society, every weak member is to be helped in all possible ways and not eliminated. To save human beings from the law of the jungle, it is important for religious people to try to establish religious and moral values. This is an issue to which religious people must address themselves in earnest. It is also an issue which holds great potential for bringing religious people together on one platform.

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A Women's Movement for Change in Sikkim

March 8, 2010

Gangtok-Sikkim, India - "A Women's Movement for Real Change" was the theme of a March 8 gathering in the capital of Sikkim.

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Day of Peace in New Delhi

September 16, 2009

New Delhi, India - Ms. Shalini Dewan, Director of United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, spoke on peace.

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RYS Participants Build Community Center to Serve Three Indian Villages

September 1, 2009

Darjeeling, India - Twenty-nine RYS participants, representing various faiths and cultures, gathered to construct a community center of about 1,100 sq. ft for the needy peoples of three villages, thereby providing a much-needed meeting place. Ongoing efforts are being made in the development of a global peace village, and to encourage villagers to become effective decision-makers in the development of their own communities. The community center will also be equipped with important information concerning health and education.

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Youth Leadership Training in Delhi

September 1, 2009

Delhi, India - Interest is growing in UPF's Youth Leadership Training programs in India. Mr. Yeqing Victor Lee, Secretary General of the Washington DC-based Youth Federation for World Peace, was a featured speaker at several events at schools and universities near the nation's capital.

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Youth Leadership Training in the Punjab

August 10, 2009

Punjab, India - Four UPF resource persons traveled 1,800 km to conduct five Youth Leadership Training Programs on the theme “Let Us Join Hands to Build a Bright Future” in four major cities of the Punjab.

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C.S. Yong: Award Ceremony for Dr. Pawan Chamling

July 6, 2009

Your accomplishments for the sake of the Sikkimese people, especially the up-liftment of the poor, downtrodden, and marginalized, are truly remarkable. I am confident that you will achieve your aspiration for the people of Sikkim to be poverty-free and 100 percent literate.

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P. Chamling: Acceptance Speech, Leadership and Good Governance Award

July 6, 2009

I am proud to be associated with this world initiative to advance the cause of peace and greater peace in this country, South Asia and the world.

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Chief Minister of Sikkim, India, Given Award

July 6, 2009

Gangtok, Sikkim, India - The Universal Peace Federation of India honored Dr. Pawan Chamling, Hon. Chief Minister of Sikkim, with the Leadership and Good Governance Award on July 6. The ceremony took place in the Chintan Bhawan Government Hall in Gangtok, the picturesque capital of Sikkim.

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Darjeeling Conference on Leadership and Governance

July 5, 2009

The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) of India organized a Leadership Conference under the theme, “A New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance” in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India on July 5.

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G. Rajan: The Language of Peace

June 2, 2009

The UPF call of “One Family Under God” resonates with an ancient Indian philosophical assertion of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam, the whole world is one single family.

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Day of Families Celebrated in Sikkim and Punjab

May 15, 2009

Sikkim and Punjab, India - UPF-India organized an International Day of Families event at a school in East Sikkim and a hospital in Jalandhar, Punjab.

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