‘Inter-faith dialogue a must for peace’

Anerood Jugnauth,President of the Republic of Mauritius emphasised the need to promote inter-religious and inter-faith dialogue to establish peace in the world.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 16, 2009 6:02:05 am

Anerood Jugnauth,President of the Republic of Mauritius emphasised the need to promote inter-religious and inter-faith dialogue to establish peace in the world.

Addressing the World Peace Centre at MAEER’s MIT on the subject ‘the role of youth in promoting the culture of peace in the world’,he said that the countries across the world had become victims of terrorism and violence and the youth had to face the challenge. “This could be achieved by imparting ‘value-based education’ with an appropriate understanding of the role of science,spirituality,ethics,morality,character and discipline to the youth . Religious fundamentalism is one such cause,which is being upheld by some people to satisfy their own selfish motive,ego and other complexes,he said.

“There is a tremendous upsurge in the global economy including India. Unfortunately,the disparity between haves and have-nots continues to increase. Consumerism is on the rise all over the world. This is causing uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources,adversely affecting the sustainable development and ultimately causing global warming – which affects the harmony and peace in the society,” he said.

Vishwanath D Karad,founder president,World Peace Centre,MAEER’s MIT,Pune,First Lady of Mauritius Sarojini Jugnauth,S S Darade-Patil,Lari Azad,vice chancellor,Vikramsheel Vidyapeeth,Mookhesswur Choonee,High Commissioner of Mauritius in India, Mangesh T Karad,Suchitra Nagare and L K Kshirsagar were present on this occasion.

Azad’s book “Heart beats of India” was released on the ocassion.

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