25
Nov

Day 1 of Gandhian Conference graced by Ministers & Interfaith Leaders

Here are some more highlights from the first day of the All India Gandhian Constructive Workers Conference with addresses by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Thawarchand Gehlot​ji, Union Minister of State Agriculture Krishna Raj​ji, Union Minister of State Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale​ji and Minister of Health, Government of Delhi, Shri Satyendra Jainji.

There was also a special interfaith panel that begun the days proceeding just after the inaugural session with the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu​ji, with speeches and blessings by GIWA’s respected faith leaders:

  • H.H The 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang
  • Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar, Patna Saheb Gurudwara
  • Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President, Divine Shakti Foundation
  • Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, President, All India Association of Imams of Mosques
  • Venerable Lama Lobzang, Convenor, Global Buddhist Congregation
  • Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Deputy Speaker, Tibetan Parilament in Exile, Representative to HH the Dalai Lama
  • Haji Syed Salman Chisthy, 26th Generation Gaddi Nashin of Sultan ul Hind Hazret Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisthy
  • Vivek Muni, Respected Jain Monk
  • Swami BA Paramadvaiti, Braj Vrindavan ACT Now, Germany
  • Swamini Adityananda Saraswati, Director, Programmes, Policy and Development, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance
  • Dr. Binny Sareen, Brahmakumaris
  • Mufti Nasihur Rahman Qasimi, Principal of Al Jamiatul Islamia Mangaldai Banat Madrasa
  • Representatives of all states and people from over 10 countries

Just after the Sarva Dharma Swachhta Session there was one just after lunch on Mahatma Gandhiji’s vision on Cleanliness (Swachhataya), Environment (Paryavaran) & Gram Swaraj followed by Importance of Cleanliness and Role of Harijan Sevak Sangh in Swachh Bharat Mission, concluding with beautiful cultural programme which included a powerful drama to inspire people to protect our environment. Each session concluded with pledges and commitments to take these learnings back to our communities, countries and regions and spread the values of Gandhiji with everyone.

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