7th International Conference On Peace And Nonviolent Action - 10th to 14th Nov. 2008

Published: 28.06.2008
Updated: 30.07.2015



November 10 to 14, 2008


Malviya Nagar,
JAIPUR (Rajasthan) INDIA

Dear Friend,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 7th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action to be held in two parts at Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur from 10th November to 14th November, 2008. 


International Dialogue

The theme of the International Dialogue of first part of the VII ICPNA is Exploring a New Model of Nonviolent Lifestyle for Universal Peace and Sustainability. It will be held from 10th November to 12th November, 2008.  Every responsible citizen of the world is deeply concerned about the rising tide of violence, crime and hatred speedily engulfing the whole world.  We believe that the crisis that has triggered environmental and ecological degradation, economic disparities, gross violation of human rights, abject poverty, hunger, climate change and global warming is man made. It is the result of man’s unrestrained and unethical lifestyle, unsustainable development and excessive greed for accumulation of wealth. United Nations also took note of the growing trends of unsustainibility in every sphere of human activities and declared another decade for a worldwide campaign for the Education of Sustainable Development (2005 to 2015).  The crisis is compounded by a new phenomenon i.e. religious terrorism. It is taking a heavy toll of innocent lives across the world.  It is widely believed that it may soon turn into nuclear terrorism. 

United Nations, which has been crusading for peace for the last five decades, expressed its serious concern at the religious intolerance that is percolating through social fabric at global level.  It is giving rise to a cult of fanaticism which is fuelling communal violence and generating hatred.  Alarmed by this rapidly spreading venom UN organized a high level dialogue for interreligious understanding and cooperation at its headquarters on October 4-5, 2007 and held an interactive hearing with civil society to exchange views for enhancing interfaith cooperation. This constructive initiative launched by United Nations reveals the gravity of the situation.

One person who is deeply concerned about this critical situation threatening the extinction of human race is His Holiness Acharya Mahapragya, the present Anushasta and the Spiritual Patron of Anuvrat Movement, a movement that inspires people to pledge themselves to observe small vows (basic vows) enjoining them to refrain from inessential violence, war, ostentation, religious intolerance, injury to green trees, environmental pollution, dishonesty and deception in business, intoxicants like alcohol and drugs like heroin etc. is deeply concerned about this self-inflicted deplorable plight of the people of this planet.  He is of the view that the root of the problem lies in our lifestyle propelled by competitive modern economics totally devoid of ethical values. It is making people self-centred, greedy, insensitive and violent. Economic power wielded by multinationals is contributing greatly to a cult of violence and hatred. The current model of economic systems being followed all over the world is accelerating the slide to eco-catastrophe.  In the first part of the VII ICPNA these global issues will be discussed threadbare and solutions with action plans will be recommended.  The detailed programme will follow soon.

Anuvibha has so far organized six international conferences on peace and nonviolent action which has attracted hundreds of overseas and Indian thinkers, grassroots workers, scholars and peace activists. It organized its Silver Jubilee on 30th Dec. 2007 at its Peace Palace, Rajsamand under the auspices of the two apostles of peace and nonviolence, Acharya Mahapragya and Yuvacharya Mahashraman.

Second Part of the 7th ICPNA

Second International Nonviolence Leadership Training Camp

being organized in association with Ahimsa Samvaay Kendra of Jaipur and Rajsamand - a Project of JVB Ladnun (Raj.)

We successfully organized the First International Nonviolence Leadership Training Camp from Dec. 26 to Dec. 29, 2007 at Anuvibha’s Children’s Peace Palace, Rajsamand under the direct guidance of His Holiness Acharya Mahapragya and Yuvacharya Mahashraman. It was a highly successful venture organized by ANUVIBHA in association with Ahimsa Samvaay Kendras of Jaipur and Rajsamand - a project of Jain Vishva Bharati, Ladnun. We have decided to organize the Second International Nonviolence Leadership Training Camp on 13th and 14th Nov. 2008 at Jaipur. You will be pleased to know that His Holiness Acharya Mahapragya and his successor Yuvacharya Mahashraman have agreed to guide and lead the camp.

The two apostles of ahimsa believe that mere theoretical deliberations and discourses are ineffective unless they are accompanied by practical experiments. Nonviolence training will consist of practical exercises to activate psychic centres in the body which will enable the trainees to experience inner peace and happiness. The activation of psychic centres brings about transformation among individuals and strengthens their faith in ahimsa. It naturally enhances their emotional competence and relieves them of stress.

If you are interested in the above events i.e. the International Dialogue and the International Nonviolence Leadership Training Camp, kindly complete the registration form being enclosed and email it to the International Coordinator i.e. anuvibha[at]anuvibga.in or slgandhi[at]hotmail.com. You can also register online at www.anuvibha.in. The registration fee can be paid later.

Registration Fee

The fee for registration is just 300 US dollars for overseas participants and Rs. 3000 for Indian and SAARC countries participants. The fee includes 5 nights accommodation at Jaipur with Gandhian simplicity on twin sharing basis, breakfast, meals and refreshment and conference kit. The committee is charging the lowest in the form of registration fee but the actual cost of accommodation and meals is three times the cost of registration. It can be paid afterwards.

The attraction of Pinkcity Jaipur

It is already known to you that the Pinkcity of Jaipur is an international tourist centre. The organizers will organize a sight-seeing tour too on optional basis. We will also help the delegates to organize their pre or post conference tours. We will post the details on our web soon.

Last Date

The last date for registration is 15th Sept. but we advise you for earliest registration to avoid disappointment.
It is a great opportunity for those who are interested in deepening their understanding of ahimsa (nonviolence) and in learning the techniques of nonviolence training which can stand them in good stead when they return home.         
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Yours sincerely,

Dr. S.L. Gandhi
International Coordinator of the 7th ICPNA
President of Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA)
Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra
Opp. Gaurav Tower, Malviya Nagar
Jaipur - 302 017 (INDIA)
Ph.: 91-141-5127358
Fax: 91-141-4017989/91-141-2710118
email: anuvibha[at]anuvibha.in   
web: www.anuvibha.in

Shri Tejkaran Surana
President, Anuvibha Council for International Events
Motia Khan, New Delhi - 110 055 (INDIA)
Tel.: 91-11-2361 8570
Fax: 91-11-2354 0205
Mobile: 91 98100 28754

Please send your reply to the International Coordinator i.e. anuvibha[at]anuvibha.in  or slgandhi[at]hotmail.com

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