8th ICPNA ►Towards a Nonviolent Future ►20-23.10.2013

Posted: 02.05.2013
Updated on: 30.07.2015


8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action

(8th ICPNA)


Towards a Nonviolent Future:
Seeking Realistic Models for Peaceful Co-existence and Sustainability

organized jointly by



(a transnational center for peace and nonviolent action associated with
United Nations Department of Public Information)




(a university dedicated to jainlogical studies and nonviolence research)



October 20 to October 23, 2013


First three days i.e. Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2013 at

  • Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra, Opp. Gaurav Tower, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur

Valedictory Session on Oct 23, 2013 at


Dear friend / friends,


We cordially invite you to come and participate in the 8th ICPNA to be held at Jaipur, the Pink City of India from Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2013. It is a well-equipped building which will not only accommodate the delegates but also has facilities like a big hall on the ground floor for plenary sessions and a small conference hall and workshop rooms in the basement. The ambience of the venue is ideally suited for a conference on nonviolence and sustainability.

The valedictory session will be held on Oct 23, 2013 at JVB Campus, Ladnun (Raj.) from 10.00AM to 12.30 NOON under the auspices of His Holiness Acharya Shri Mahashraman, Head of Anuvrat Movement and Jain Swetamber Terapanth Relgious Order. The town Ladnun is in the Western Rajasthan known worldwide on account of its being the birth place of His Holiness, Acharya Tulsi, the 9th Acharya of Terapanth Religious Order and initiator of ANUVRAT MOVEMENT, a Jain Peace Movement. The town shot into prominence when Jain Vishva Bharati University dedicated to nonviolence and human values was established here by Acharya Tulsi and Acharya Mahapragya in the sixties of the 21st Century. The conference is being jointly organized by Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA) and Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun.

The delegates must arrive in Jaipur by the evening of Oct 19, 2013 since the inaugural ceremony is scheduled to be held at 10.00AM on Oct 20, 2013 at ANUVIBHA Jaipur Kendra, Opp. Gaurat Tower, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur. All the nine plenary sessions planned for the 8th ICPNA will be held at Jaipur only. For participation in the valedictory session to be held at Ladnun from 10.00AM to 12.30noon on Oct 23, 2013, special buses will be ready at the venue after 5.00PM on Oct 22, 2013 to take the delegates to Ladnun which is about 225 Kilometres from Jaipur. Arrangements for the dinner and stay at night on Oct 22, 2013 have been made in the guest houses at Salasar, an eminently known place of worship which is 170 Kilometres from Jaipur and just three hours bus journey. After spending the night of Oct 22, 2013 at Salasar the delegates will leave the town at 8.00AM so that they may reach Ladnun in time to attend the most important valedictory session to be held in the benign presence of Acharya Shri Mahashraman, an apostle of ahimsa. Judging by the significance of the theme we hope you will be able to spare your valuable time and join at Jaipur and Ladnun for exploring strategies for a nonviolent future. For detailed features like theme, call for papers, registration, information on travel etc. read the foregoing pages.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Pink City of Jaipur and Ladnun (Raj.).



T.K. Jain
Anuvrat Global Organization
New Delhi

Rev Samani Charitra Pragya
Jain Vishva Bharati University

Dr. S.L. Gandhi
International Coordinator
of the 8th ICPNA and
International President
Anuvrat Global Organization


About the Theme

As has already been stated that the theme of the 8th ICPNA will be TOWARDS A NONVIOLENT FUTURE: SEEKING REALISTIC MODELS FOR PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY. In the preceding conferences the emphasis was on the problems that we face and their solutions but 8th ICPNA will be a conference with a difference. Against the backdrop of global warming, climate change and the looming threat of ecological disaster we inevitably think of the future. If the limited resources on the planet earth continue to deplete, our survival into the third millennium will be in peril. In order to ensure the advent of a nonviolent future, we have to mind our current lifestyle. A nonviolent future depends on our ability to restrain consumption and improve our relationships with other living beings - be they humans or non-humans. The main aim of 8th ICPNA is to evolve strategies for an environmentally sustainable society and peaceful co-existence. It is verily a pathway to a nonviolent future. It is for the first time that we are going to discuss the blueprints for a nonviolent future. It may be possible only if we switch over to a nonviolent lifestyle today. Come and share your vision with us.

Call for Papers

We invite those who are interested in speaking at various plenary sessions to make proposals for speaking or leading workshops.

We have planned the following plenary sessions:

1.         Nonviolence, Perception, Practice and Concept

2.         Is Nonviolent Future Possible?

3.         Models of Peaceful Co-existence

4.         Training Children in a Culture of Ahimsa: Balodaya Model of Education

5.         Interfaith Insights for a Nonviolent Future

6.         Culture of Nonviolence, Shared Cultures and Universal Culture

7.         Environmental and Ecological Crisis vis-à-vis Human Behaviour

8.         Anuvrat as an Instrument of Change for a Better World

9.         The Role of Youths in Creating a Peaceful World

10.       Our Future Attitude within Nature and with Life

11.       Possibilities of a Weaponless World


For a presentation at any of the above plenary session please use the following format and fax to +91-11-66173584 or email to slgandhi(at)hotmail.com.

  • Title of the paper or presentation
  • Name of the plenary session for which it is meant
  • Summary of your paper in 100 words

The last date for submitting papers is August 31, 2013

The programme committee will inform you of its decision in the first week of the September 2013.


For a workshop just write the title and a summary of what you would do in a hundred words. It should also be faxed to +91-11-66173584 or emailed to slgandhi(at)hotmail.com.


Note: Those whose papers are accepted must register themselves before due date.


Last Date for Registration

Though the last date for registration is Aug 31, 2013 we advise you for early registration since we expect a large number of delegates this time and accommodation is limited.



In addition to learned delegates we are also inviting some men and women of eminence who have crusaded against violence and atrocities. We will keep you updated.


Though the climate is pleasant delegates are advised to bring warm clothes with them.


The official language at all plenary sessions will be English but non-English speaking delegates may bring with them their own translators for simultaneous translation.


The delegates are advised to seek tourist visas only. But if delegates from African and Latin African countries face any difficulty we will help them but they should contact us well in advance.

Free Local Hospitality

All delegates whose registrations are confirmed will be extended free local hospitality.

Registration Fee

Token registration fee for early registrants i.e. before May 31, 2013 is 100 US dollars and for those who register later the fee will be 125 US dollars. For delegates from India and SAARC countries the registration fee will be Rs. 2000 if they register before May 31, 2013 and Rs. 2500 if they register later. The fee can be directly transferred to our account in Gandhi Nagar Branch of SBBJ Bank Jaipur. The following is the mode of transfer:

The Bank Name:

State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur,
Gandhi Nagar, Jaipur - 302 015 (Raj.) INDIA

Swift Code:


IFSC Code:


Anuvibha Account No.:




This is just a token amount. We are extending free local hospitality and free local transportation to all. It is your contribution towards our peace initiatives.

Waiver / Scholarship

In extremely deserving cases the registration fee can be reduced. For that the delegates are advised to write to the coordinator giving their background and contribution to the cause of peace. There are only 10 scholarships.







Conference Secretariat:

Dr. S.L. Gandhi

International Coordinator and International President

Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA)

Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra

Opp. Gaurav Tower, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur - 302 017 (Raj.) INDIA

Telefax: +91-141-2722412  Fax: +91-11-66173584

e-mail: slgandhi(at)hotmail.com,  anuvibha(at)anuvibha.in

web: www.anuvibha.in

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