Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Ahimsa discussed at online global community forum

Saroni Roy Foundation, SRf Creatists and Strathfield Rotary Club hosted a live virtual global community-cohesion event to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 152nd Birth Anniversary and UN International Day of Non-Violence on October 2.

The first-of-its-kind, inaugural Ahimsa Peace Symposium 2021 (APS 2021) is a tribute to the global peace hero Mahatma Gandhi and presented a virtual panel of inspirational guest speakers from India and Australia, and a global community forum to discuss Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Ahimsa (non-violence), their articulation with UN Sustainable Development Goals and the global ‘Women, Peace and Security’ agenda.

“Though Mahatma Gandhi is a great peace hero of history, the Gandhian values of Ahimsa — social action, justice and peace through non-violence — have universal relevance today,” said Saroni Roy, Founder & CEO, Saroni Roy Foundation, and also the Creator & Producer of the Ahimsa Peace Symposium.

Amidst the chaos and unprecedented trying times we’re living in, APS 2021 is a call for action to multicultural communities, peacebuilders, artists, government leaders, advocacy, media and academia worldwide, for global partnerships, to create a shared blueprint to achieve a better, peaceful and more sustainable future for all.

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Violence against women and girls has risen globally since lockdowns, which has led to what we see as a ‘Shadow Pandemic’, and thus the focus on the global ‘Women Peace and Security’ agenda this year.

APS 2021 is also a celebration of the shared values between Australia and India bi-lateral friendship and is seen as a prelude to the India@75 initiative – when India completes 75 years of independence.

The event started with Rick Vosila, Member of the Rotary Club of Strathfield, Assistant Governor, Sydney Central Clubs and Saroni Roy, Member of the Rotary Club of Strathfield & Director, SRf Creatists, welcoming the dignitaries and attendees, with Kartik Mohandas, Country Manager, Forum Films, as the MC.

APS 2021 showcased a stellar line up of Guest Speakers and Keynote Speakers with  Manpreet Vohra, High Commissioner of India to Australia doing the Opening Address, followed by other distinguished guests.

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Jeremy Wright AM, District Governor Rotary District 9675,

Manish Gupta Consul General of India, Sydney,

Fiona Martin MP, Federal Member for Reid,

Jodi McKay MP State Member for Strathfield,

Julia Finn MP State Member for Granville, Shadow Minister for Sport, and Shadow Minister for Youth,

Reena Jethi, The Hills Shire Council.

 

 

 

 

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