“The solution to many problems faced by humanity lies within the age-old Indian tradition of ‘Vasudaiva Kutumbakam’ – the world is one family”, says the Andhra Pradesh Governor Dr Bishwa Bhushan Harichandan.
Speaking on the concluding of the 6th World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy 2020, through a virtual conference here today, the Governor who attended as the guest of honour said the COVID-19 pandemic has created difficult times for the entire humanity and posed a challenging situation for the world as the fight is being waged against an invisible enemy and the battle can only be won when the whole world stands united to find an everlasting solution to end the menace.
The virtual 3-day virtual summit which took off on the day Gandhi Jayanthi culminated with the declaration of The Dalai Lama Chair, hosted by MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) saw a host of attendees and stalwarts addressing global issues, such as the need for the eradication of Biological and Chemical Weapons, Climate Change – Impact on World Peace, amongst others including last but not the least COVID-19, which seems to have an impact on the entire world, creating chaos in the society.
The conference also witnessed participation from across the world, making it an International platform for all global citizens which highlighted the importance of amalgamation of Science, Religion and Philosophy as the most important source for mankind. The leaders also focussed on the key elements to creating a successful interfaith movement like acceptance to multiple paths to the divine, relieving suffering, honouring gender equality, and nurturing and protecting the natural environment.
Key conclusions like the importance of unification of Science and Spirituality to save mankind, the knowledge of how to live life through spirituality, dire need to evolve and promote a value-based universal education system, a strong belief in peace and harmony through the preaching of ancient Indian wisdom, such as, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The World is one family) and the need to imbibe Gandhi’s ideals again in this current turbulent world.
Speaking on the conclusion UNESCO Chair Holder, and Founder of MIT World Peace University, Pune Prof Dr Vishwanath D Karad said, “There is a dire need to evolve and promote a Value-Based Universal Education System with a congruous understanding of the role of Science and Spirituality/Religion to minimize the global pandemic, confusion, violence, terrorism, massacre and atmosphere of suspicion prevailing in the world. Through the 6th virtual summits, I hope that we’ve been successful in propagating the law of peace and awakening the youth to this message.”
Secretary, Organizing Committee of MAEER’S, MIT Pune Rahul V. Karad said, “The COVID-19 has profoundly affected our society and has universally disturbed the peace and security across the globe. With the pandemic hampering our mundane lives, it is imperative to stand strong and fight together. With each year of organising the summit, we deliberately invite global leaders across various fields, to provide a platform to the youth to have a more holistic approach towards the society and create a framework for a peaceful and a better world.”
The Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswa Bhusan Harichandan attended as the guest of honour, besides renowned Gandhian Thinker, Author, Former Director, National Book Trust and National Gandhi Museum Dr Varsha Das.