Seminar / Conferences
The Foundation has organised the following National and International Seminars:
1.
Society and Culture in the Himalayas
Three-day National Seminar held on 9-11 December 1991 at School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The Seminar attracted wide participation from specialists and literateurs from the Himalayan states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. It was the first initiative to bring at one national forum such experts from the grassroots and eminent specialists including Prof. M.S. Agwani, Prof. B.K. Roy Burman,Prof. P.S. Ramakrishnan, Prof. S.K. Pathak, Prof. P.N. Pushp, Sh. T.N. Kaul, Dr. M.C. Joshi, Mr. John S. Lall, Prof. T.N. Madan, Prof. B.R. Grover, Prof. Harjeet Singh, Prof. K. Warikoo and Prof. Anand Kumar.
2.
Emergence of New Order in Central Asia
Two-day International Seminar held on 21-22 January 1993 at School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Among the notable participants in this International Seminar were eminent area specialists like Prof. G. Khidayatov of Tashkent University, Dr. S. Gulbahar of Kazakh Academy of Sciences, Prof. Stephen Cohen, University of Illinois, USA, Prof. R. G. Gidadubli, Prof. Surinder Chopra, Prof. Jayashekhar, Prof. Devendra Kaushik, Prof. Madhavan Palat, Prof. Kalim Bahadur, Prof. S. D. Muni, Prof. R.R. Sharma and Prof. K. Warikoo, all from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, besides a galaxy of diplomats including T.N. Kaul, A.K. Damodaran, Eric Gonsalves, S. K. Singh and A.K. Ray.
3.
Cultural Heritage of Western Himalayas and its Future
Two-day International Seminar held on 23-24 March 1994 at India International Centre and School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. More than one hundred delegates from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Universities of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir, Nainital, Bangalore, Vishwabharti and the Asiatic Society, Calcutta and a number of literateurs, writers and artists belonging to the region participated. Eminent academics and cultural personalities who attended the seminar included Prof. Satish Sabharwal, Prof. T.N. Madan, Prof. P.N. Pushp, Prof. S.K. Pathak, Prof. Harjit Singh, Prof. Hari Om, Dr. A.R. Yousuf, Dr. V.C. Ohri, Ghulam Rasool Santosh, Dr. K.N. Pandita and Prof. K. Warikoo. Among the notable foreign participants were Prof. Mohd. El Sayed Selim of University of Cairo, Ms. Pernilla Gooch of University of Lund, Sweden, Mag C. Luczanits of Vienna University and Dr. David Taylor of SOAS, University of London.
4.
Human Rights: A View from Geneva
One-day Seminar at India International Centre, New Delhi on 2 May 1995.
5.
India and Central Asia in Time and Space
Four-day International Conference organised in collaboration with Indian Council of Cultural Relations at India International Centre, New Delhi, 17-20 December 1995. Twenty three eminent scholars from Central Asian Republics, Russia and Mongolia participated in the Seminar. Prominent scholors, security experts and area specialists participating in this Seminar included Mr. Z. Kaliev, Dr. O Kasenov, Mr.G.N. Gamarnik, Dr. Z.M. Abdilidin, Ms. L.A. Baishina all from Kazakhstan; Dr. V. Vorapaeva, Dr. V. Ploskih, Mrs. N. Kerimbekova, Mr. T.K. Koichiev all from Kyrghyzstan; Mr. I. Rakhmon, Mr. Z. Mashropov, Prof. A. Kasimov, Prof. Bakhtiar M. Tursunov, Mr. B. Khanzarifa all from Uzbekistan; Mr. E. Atagarrev, Mr. Ata Dijikiev and Mr. A. Ashirov all from Turkmenistan; Prof. G. Boundarevsky and Prof. M. Khroustalev both from Russia; Dr. G. Tsen Ayush, Prof. B. Dashtseren, Prof. T. Batbayar, Dr. J. Enkhsaikhan, Dr. D. Dashpurev all from Mongolia; Prof. K. Warikoo, Secretary General, Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation, Smt. Meera Shankar, Director General, ICCR, Shri K. Natwar Singh, Former Foreign Minister, Shri T.N. Kaul, veteran diplomat, Shri J.N. Dixit, former Foreign Secretary, Dr. Lokesh Chandra, Dr. P. Banerjee, Prof. P.N. Pushp, Prof. Madhavan K. Palat, Prof. Tan Chung, Prof. Qamar Rais, Dr. Bupender Zutshi, Maj. Gen. D. Banerjee, Dr. Shams-ud-din, Dr. Sharad.K. Soni, Prof. M.N. Faruqi, Prof. Muchkund Dubey, Maj. Gen. J. Khanna, Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Shri H.P.S. Ahluwalia, Ms. C.T. Misra, Shri P. Stobdan all from Delhi; Prof. B.N. Mukherjee from Kolkata, Prof. I.H. Siddiqui from Aligarh, Prof. Surendra Gopal from Patna, Dr. P.L. Dash and Prof. R.G. Gidadhubli from Mumbai, Prof. M.M. Puri from Chandigarh and Prof. M.N.Faruqui from Kanpur.
6.
Linguistic Heritage of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, Panel discussion (at India International Centre, New Delhi on 4 March 1996).
7.
Refugee Situation in India
One day Seminar at India International Centre, New Delhi on 13 May 1996.
8.
Approaches to Conflict Resolution in South and Central Asia
Seminar at Palais-des-Nations, Geneva on 22 March 1997.
9.
Central Asia on the Threshold of 21st Century
Lecture by Prof. Turkkaya Ataov of Turkey followed by panel discussion on 20 May 1997 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
10.
Eurasian Landbridge: Imperatives for India
Lecture by Helga La Rouche, President, Schiller Institute, Germany followed by panel discussion organised at India International Centre, New Delhi on 2 October 1997.
11.
Hans Christian Ostro Rememberd: Organised a composite programme on 7 October 1997 at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu in memory of the Norwegian theatre director Hans Christian Ostro who was killed by the terrorists in Kashmir:
(i) Staging of a play Andha Yug written by noted writer Dharamvir Bharti and directed by eminent Kashmiri theatre director Mushtaq Kak
(ii) Seminar on Impact of Terrorism on Society and Culture.
12.
Uzbekistan on the Threshold of the 21st Century and Threats to Regional Security and Stability: Imperatives for India
Panel discussion held at India International Centre, New Delhi on 9 December 1997.
13.
Hans Christian Ostro Rememberd: Organised a special programme on 10 March 1998 at India International Centre auditorium, New Delhi in memory of the Norwegian theatre director, Hans Christian Ostro, who was killed by the terrorists in Kashmir:
(i) Video screening of Hans Ostro's work in theatre/dance in India and Norway,
(ii) Unveiling of a portrait of Hans Ostro (made by Suman Gupta of Jammu) by Mr. Arne Walther, the Ambassador of Norway in India,
(iii) Symposium on Fundamentalism and Terrorism: Threat to Culture and Art,
(iv) Staging of a play Pratibimb (Reflections) writeen by Mahesh Elkunchwar and directed by Mushtaq Kak.
14.
Mercenaries: Challenge to Democratic Order
Seminar at Palais des Nations, Geneva on 30 March 1998.
15.
Ethno-Cultural Heritage of Gujjars
Three day National Seminar at Jammu University, Jammu, 8-10 May 1999 organised in collaboration with the National Museum of Mankind (Bhopal) and Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust, Jammu. The Seminar-cum-Exhibition consolidated and projected the distinct ethno-cultural heritage and life style of the Gujjars and Bakarwals of Jammu and Kashmir, analysed their problems and deliberated upon the possible solutions.
A unique feature of this Seminar was the enthusiastic participation of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Gujjar representatives from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. They included Ashok Mellu (Himachal Pradesh), Roshan Lal Arya and Col. Ajit Singh (Punjab), Dr. R.P. Khatana (Haryana), S.M. Zafar (Delhi), Dr. Roop Singh (Bhiwadi, Rajasthan), Mohd. Sami Khatana (Lucknow), Haji Wali Mohd (Mumbai), in an expression of their solidarity and collateral ties with their Muslim Gujjar counterparts in Jammu and Kashmir. Among the eminent academics and specialists participating in the Seminar were Prof. R.R. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu; Prof. Devendra Kaushik, Chairman, Maulana Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta; Prof. K. Warikoo, Secretary General, Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation; Dr. Sujit Som, Joint Director, National Museum of Mankind, Bhopal; Dr. R.S. Negi and Dr. T.N. Pandit, both former Directors, Anthropological Survey of India; Prof. M.L. Raina and Prof. K.R. Bhatia both educationists; Dr. Bansi Dhar, Agrostologist; Dr. R.P. Khatana and Dr. Bupinder Zutshi both human geographers; Dr. Imtiyaz, a sociologist from Kashmir; Mohd. Yousuf Taing, Prof. Jagan Nath Azad, Prof. Zahoor-ud-Din and Prof. Assad Ullah Wani, literateurs from Jammu and Kashmir and Dr. Chitralekha Sharma from Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh. Besides, more than eight hundred Gujjar and Bakarwal delegates from distant areas of Jammu and Kashmir State – Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Srinagar, Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Udhampur, Kathua, Akhnoor, Bari Brahamna and Jammu, participated in the 3-day deliberations of the Seminar. Notable Gujjar / Bakarwal participants included Masud Chaudhary, Hon’y Director, Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust; Haji Buland Khan, Vice Chairman, Gujjar & Bakarwal Advisory Board (J&K); Chaudhary Bashir Ahmed Khatana, Member, Gujjar & Bakarwal Advisory Board (J&K); Chaudhary Talib Hussain (former MLA and Minister); Begum Salaria, Syed Mohd. Akhoon and Abdul Rahman Badana, all Members of State Legislative Assembly; Advocate Shah Mohammad, M.A. Choudhary, Maulavi Mohd. Ali (from Akhnoor), Salamuddin Bajar (from Kupwara), Advocate Mohd. Yunus Chauhan (from Poonch), Thekedar Mohd. Azam (from Rajouri), Chaudhary Mohd. Din (from Bari Brahamna), Dr. Rafiq Anjum (from Poonch), M.H. Saleem (from Kathua), Javaid Rahi from J&K Cultural Academy and others. The Seminar evoked positive response from the State government, decision makers, civil servants and media as well which was evidenced by the participation of two Ministers Bodh Raj Bali and P.L. Handoo; parliamentarians Chaman Lal Gupta, Mangat Ram Sharma, Vaid Vaishno Dutt; Members of State Legislature, M.Y. Taing, Begum Salaria, Syed Mohd. Akhoon, Abdul Rahman Badana and Ashok Khajuria and almost all members of the press corps and faculty and students of Jammu University.
16.
Child Labour and Rehabilitation: Some Issues
Two day National Seminar/Workshop at India International Centre, New Delhi, organised on 30-31 July 1999 with the support of International Labour Organisation (Delhi). More than 100 NGO representatives, social scientists and population experts participated in this Seminar. The Seminar was inaugurated by Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission. Dr. L. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Government of India presided over the inaugural function. The Seminar provided a forum to government agencies, policy planners, experts, academics, manufacturers, educational planners, NFE teachers, released children, NGOs and social activists to come together and share their experiences and views. Representatives of UN agencies like ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, UNESCO, National Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Labour, Textiles and Education, Giri Institute of Development, Institute of Public Opinion, Delhi besides about one hundred delegates from various NGOs like Project Mala, SACCS, AVA, UPVHA, REHA, Rugmark, Terre Des Hommes, Save the Child, Gramodaya, Mukti Ashram, Peace Trust, CREDA, IGSS, IDEA, VVGNLI etc. actively participated in this Seminar thereby making it a unique venture in bringing all the agencies concerned with the Child Labour issues, together at one platform.
17.
The Kargil Conflict: Dimensions and Responses
One day Seminar at India International Centre, New Delhi on 2 August 1999.
18.
The Afghanistan Crisis: Problems and Prospects of Peace
Three-day International Seminar held in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research at India International Centre, New Delhi on 19-21 November 2000. Prominent scholars, strategic planners and area specialists participating in this Seminar included Prof. Marvin Weinbaum, Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois (USA), Prof. Amin Saikal of Australian National University, Dr. William Maley, University of New South Wales (Canberra), Paul Bucherer Dietschi, Director, Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica Switzerland, Dr. Frederic Grare, Director, Franch Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, Yehya Maroofi, Special Envoy of IOM for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, Dr. Bakhtiar Babadjanov of Alberuni Institute, Tashkent, Prof. Leonid Bakayev, Head, Department of Politics and International Law, Abay Almaty University, Almaty, Dr. A.A. Knyazev of Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Bishkek, Rashid A. Karimov of Russian Institute of Strategic Studies, Moscow; Prof. M.L. Sondhi, Prof. K. Warikoo, Prof. Devendra Kaushik, Prof. B.K. Srivastava, Prof. Kalim Bahadur, Dr. Swaran Singh all from Jawaharlal Nehru University; Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Hridaya Kaul, Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Afsir Karim, Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Vinod Saighal and others.
19.
Fifty Years of Conflict in Kashmir, Ladakh, Baltistan and Aksai Chin: Seminar Organised in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research and a Film presentation on the Kashmir Himalayas titled The Siachen Conflict (1949-2000), directed and produced by Serbjeet Singh at India International Centre, New Delhi on 22 January 2001.
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Cultural Heritage of Indian Himalayas: Three-day International Seminar was organised by the Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation in collaboration of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manava Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, 3 to 5 March 2001. Prominent academics, social scientists, scholars, literateurs, artists and writers belonging to the Himalayan region as well as other parts of the country participating in this three-day Seminar included Prof. K.Warikoo, Secretary General, Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation, Lt. Gen (Retd.) Hridaya Kaul. Mr. V. Gopinath, Capt. M.S. Kohli, Dr. Bansi Lal Malla, P.N. Kachroo, Dr. S.S. Toshkhani, D.N. Dhar, Dr. Bupinder Zutshi, Dr. Saradindu Mukherji and Dr. Sharad K. Soni all from Delhi; Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh from Silchar, Assam; Dr. Keisham Sabita Devi and Dr. H. Bilasni Devi from Manipur; Dr. Nawang Tsering from Leh, Ladakh; Dr. O.C. Handa and Dr. B.R. Sharma from Shimla; Dr. R.P. Khatana from Gurgaon; Mr. Lalit Gupta, Mr. Ravinder Kaul, Dr. Sohan Lal and Dr. R.L. Shant all from Jammu; Dr. Julius Marak from Shillong, Meghalaya, Dr. Ali Mohd. Rather from Srinagar, Kashmir; Dr. R.S. Negi from Dehradun; Prof. Sunitikumar Pathak from Shantiniketan; Dr. Raj Nath Bhat from Kurukshetra; Dr. Geoffery Wall from University of Waterloo, Canada and Martin Vernier from Switzerland. The Seminar was preceded by a film/slides presentation titled Mystic Himalaya: Through a Journey to Kailash and Manasarovar by Mr. V. Gopinath. At the concluding session of the Seminar there was another film presentation on the theme Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir produced by Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation.
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Bamiyan: Challenge to World Heritage: Two-day International Seminar in collaboration with the Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), Leh, at India International Centre (17-18 September 2001)
22. Cultural Heritage of Jammu and Kashmir
Organised a three-day National Seminar and Exhibition on Cultural Heritage of Jammu and Kashmir and a three-day Workshop on Heritage Conservation, accompanied by exhibition of paintings and sculptures by well-known artists and painters at Abhinav Theatre Complex, Jammu (29 February – 2 March 2004) with the support of J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and PATH (NGO) both in Jammu, thereby projecting the rich and variegated ethno-cultural heritage of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, besides, actively engaging in the dialogue of various cultures.
23. Bangladesh Today
Round Table Discussion organised at India International Centre, New Delhi on 22 December 2005.
24. Organised a two-day national seminar on Network of NGOs for Peace and Conflict Resolution with special reference to Women Studies in association with the M.K.P. (PG) College, Dehradun, Uttaranchal on 11-12 March 2006 at the College premises, Dehradun.
25. Energy and Transport Linkages between Central Asia and South Asia
Organized a three-day International Seminar on Energy and Transport linkages between Central Asia and South Asia in association with Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 25 to 27 November 2006. Prominent participants in this Seminar included 17 leading academics, area specialists and energy specialists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, China, Russia, Japan, Israel, USA, Netherlands, Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan, Islamabad (Pakistan), Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels (Belgium), and over 100 Indian specialists.
26. Religion, Culture and Harmony in South Asia
Organised a Seminar in association with Interfaith International at Palais des Nations, Geneva on 23 March 2007.
27. The International Festival – Sounds of Eurasia, Ulan-Ude, Russia
Organised an Indian Cultural Festival as part of The International Festival – Sounds of Eurasia at Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia from 25 to 30 September 2007, in collaboration with the East Siberian Academy of Culture and Arts and the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications, Buryatia Republic of the Russian Federation. The group of Indian musicians included Mrs. Savita Bakshi – Sitar, Mr. R.K. Majumdar – Santoor, Mr. Anil Kaul – Tabla, Mr. Rakesh Anand – Flute/Bansuri and Mr. Ravinder Kaul – Comperer, which was led by Prof. K. Warikoo, Secretary General of Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation. It has been for the first time that any Indian cultural group has visited Buryatia/East Siberia.
28. Hungarian Explorers and Travellers in India
Organized a one-day International Seminar on Hungarian Explorers and Travellers in India in association with Hungarian Information and Cultureal Centre, New Delhi and Hungarian Geographical Museum, ERD on 4 October 2007 at New Delhi. Among the notable participants were Dr. Istvan Huller, Minister of Education and Culture, Hungary; Dr. Geza Palmai, Ambassador of Hungary in India; Dr. Janos Kubassek, Director, Hungarian Geographical Museum; Dr. Imre Lazar, Director, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi; Prof. Lokesh Chandra, Prof. K. Warikoo, Prof. Ashok Mathur, Dr. Margit Koves, Dr. Binay Sahay, Mr. Vivan Sundaram, and a galaxy of diplomats, literary and art critics and cultural personalities.
29. Religion, Culture and Security in Central & South Asia
Organized a three-day International Seminar on Religion, Culture and Security in Central & South Asia in association with Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, at Trivandrum, from 29 February to 2 March 2008. Prominent participants in this Seminar included 11 leading academics and area specialists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, USA, Tajikistan and Singapore and over 100 Indian specialists from University of Kashmir, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Kerala University, Madras University and University of Rajasthan.
30. 24 Idiots in Holi : A Theatre Workshop
Organized a four-day Theatre Workshop titled 24 Idiots in Holi: A Theatre Workshop in collaboration with National School of Drama and J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu from 2-5 October 2009. Workshop was conducted by renowned theatre director and Former Director of Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, New Delhi, Mushtaq Kak. During the workshop 24 theatre actors and directors had intensive training sessions on acting skills.
31. Historical, Cultural and Economic Linkages between India and China’s Xinjiang Region
Organized a two-day International Seminar on Historical, Cultural and Economic Linkages between India and China’s Xinjiang Region at Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi from 3 to 4 May 2011. Prominent participants in this Seminar included 11 leading academics and area specialists from Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences, Urumqi; Central Asia Regional Development Research Centre, Xinjiang; Ethnic Minority Development Research Centre, Beijing; Peking University, Beijing; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi; International Academy of Indian Culture, New Delhi and University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
32. The Conflict in Afghanistan and Human Security: Impact upon Central and South Asia
Organized a Seminar The Conflict in Afghanistan and Human Security: Impact upon Central and South Asia in association with Al Hakim Foundation and Rencontre Africaine pour la Defense des Droits des l’homme at Palais des Nations, Geneva on 12 March 2012. Main speakers included Dr. Charles Graves, Biro Diawara, Prof. K. Warikoo, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi and Mr. Yerlan Alimbaev of the Embassy of Kazakhstan.
33. Remembering the Bamiyan Buddhas
Organized a round table discussion Remembering the Bamiyan Buddhas at India International Centre, New Delhi on 7 May 2012. Main speakers included Ambassador Chinmoy R. Gharekhan, President, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts; Dr. Lokesh Chandra, Director, International Academy of Indian Culture; Prof. K. Warikoo, Dr. Mondira Dutta and Ms. Ankita Haldar – all from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Mr. Said Reza Husseini, Mr. Rashid Ahmadi and Mr. Mansoor Hussein all from Afghanistan.
34. Religion, Culture and Harmony in South Asia
Organised a Seminar in association with Interfaith International on the theme Religion, Culture and Harmony in South Asia at UN Palais des Nations, Geneva on 23 March 2007. The HRCF documentary film on Shrines and Pilgrimages of Kashmir which was screened on this occasion, was highly appreciated by the audience as being objective and a welcome break from the undesirable rhetoric. Prof. K. Warikoo, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, Prof. Tatiana Shaumian of Moscow and Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri were the main speakers.
35. War on Terrorism and Human Security
Co-sponsored an open dialogue on the theme of War on Terrorism and Human Security in collaboration with Interfaith International and Al-Hakim Foundation at UN Palais des Nations, Geneva on 24 September 2009. The main speakers included Shaukat Kashmiri, Abdul Hamid Khan, Prof. K. Warikoo, Dr. Abdul Amir Hashom of Al-Hakim Foundation, Ms. Edurne Jrindo, Biro Diawara and Fweley Diangitukwa of Schiller University, Switzerland.
36. The Conflict in Afghanistan and Human Security: Impact upon Central and South Asia
Organised in collaboration with NGOs- RADDHO, Al-Hakim Foundation and Interfaith International a Seminar on The Conflict in Afghanistan and Human Security: Impact upon Central and South Asia on 12 March 2012 at the UN Palais des Nations, Geneva. Main speakers included Prof. K. Warikoo, Dr. Charles Graves, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, Biro Diwara and Mr. Yerlan Alimbaev of Kezakhstan Embassy in Geneva.
37. Right to Cultural Heritage
Organized in association with RADDHO and Al-Hakim Foundation a Public Dialogue on the Right to Cultural Heritage at UN Palais des Nations on 15 March 2013. Main speakers included Biro Diwara, Aldoulou Aboulahi of Mali, Prof. K. Warikoo, Dr. Abdul Amir Hashom of Iraq, Dr. Ibrahima Guisse of Geneva University and Sultan Shahin.
38. Preparing the Coalition to support Proclamation of 19 August as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
Organized in association with RADDHO and Al-Hakim Foundation a Public Dialogue on the theme Preparing the Coalition to support Proclamation of 19 August as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism at UN Palais des Nations on 20 September 2013. Main speakers included Biro Diwara, Imam Maytham Al-Salman of Bahrain, Prof. K. Warikoo, Nad Mylvaganam of British Tamil Forum and Sultan Shahin. One minute silence was observed to remember the victims of terrorism around the world before starting the proceedings.
39. Eurasia and India: Regional Perspectives
Organised a two-day international seminar Eurasia and India: Regional Perspectives on 11-12 November 2013 at the Indian Council of Social Science Research Conference Hall, New Delhi. Renowned academics including 10 specialists from Russia (Buryatia, Tuva, Khakassia, Altai, Moscow), Kazakhstan and over 70 participants from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Kashmir University, Indian Council of World Affairs and other think tanks, besides diplomats from embassies of Kazakhstan and Russia participated in this seminar.
40. Afghanistan Post-2014
Organised in association with RADDHO and FICIR a joint seminar on Afghanistan Post-2014 at UN Palais des Nations on 17 March 2014. Main speakers were Prof. K. Warikoo, Sultan Shahin and Mumtaz Khan (based in Canada), Imam Maytham Al-Salman (Director of Bahrain Interfaith Center). Dr. Charles Graves (President, FICIR) chaired the meeting.
41. Remembering Victims of Terrorism
Organised in association with RADDHO and Al-Hakim Foundation a joint seminar on Remembering Victims of Terrorism at UN Palais des Nations on 17 September 2014. Main speakers were Prof. K. Warikoo, Sultan Shahin, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi and Dr. Nibras Alhassani of Iraq. Mr. Biro Diawara of RADDHO chaired the meeting.
42. Role of non-State actors in violation of Human Rights Conflict zones
Organised in association with RADDHO and Nord-Sud XXI a joint seminar on Role of non-State actors in violation of Human Rights Conflict zones at UN Palais des Nations on 23 September 2014. Main speakers were Prof. K. Warikoo, Mr. Mohamed Moge Farah of Somalia and Mr. Biro Diawara of RADDHO. Mr. Abdelbagi Jibril, Director of Nord-Sud XXI chaired the meeting.
43. Religious Extremism and Terrorism in Asia and Africa
Organised in association with RADDHO, Al-Hakim Foundation and Fondation de L’entre-connaissance the Inter-Knowing Foundation a joint seminar on Religious Extremism and Terrorism in Asia and Africa at UN Palais des Nations on 11 March 2015. Main speakers were Prof. K. Warikoo, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, Sultan Shahin, Rene Naba (journalist from France) and Shyihk Masbah (former advisor to Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai). Mr. Biro Diawara of RADDHO chaired the meeting.
44. Religious Intolerance
Organised in association with RADDHO, Al Hakim Foundation etc. an Open Dialogue on Religious Intolerance at UN Palais des Nations on 19 March 2015. Main speakers were Prof. K. Warikoo, Dr. Layla Abroomi (a Mandaean), President, Mandaean Human Rights Group, Mr. Hasso Hurmi (a Yazidi), President of Yazidi Foundation, Netherlands and Mr. Kamel Zozo (a Christian), President of Association Friends of Bartila, Iraq.
45. Altai-Himalayas
Organised a composite programme on Altai-Himalayas in association with India International Centre comprising a panel discussion, lecture cum slide show on Pilgrimage to Sumeru, Altai by Prof. K. Warikoo; lecture cum slide show on Altai-Himalayas: Two Magnets of Eurasian Civilisation by Dr. Irina Zhernosenko of Altai State Technical University, Barnaul; film on Indo-Altai Cultural Expedition, 2014-15 by Alfred Pozniakov, Videographer and traveler from Barnaul, at India International Centre, New Delhi on 27 July 2015. The programme was chaired by Dr. Lokesh Chandra, Chairman, Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
46. Remembering Victims of Terrorism
Organised in association with RADDHO and Al-Hakim Foundation a joint seminar on Remembering Victims of Terrorism at UN Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva on 22 September 2015. Main speakers were Prof. K. Warikoo, Dr. Charles Graves, Mr. Mohammad Al-Wazir, member of Sheba Rights collation, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, Ms. Rajanidevi Seladurai (Tamil activist). Mr. Biro Diawara of RADDHO chaired the meeting. The seminar was well attended by over 100 participants including diplomats, NGO delegates etc.
47. International Day of Non-Violence
Organised in association with RADDHO and Al Hakim Foundation etc. a seminar on International Day of Non-Violence at UN Palais des Nations on 2 October 2015 to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Main speakers were Mr. Reddy Naghabhushana Bollavaram, Dy. Permanent Representative of India to the UN, Geneva, Prof. K. Warikoo, Ms. Nazareth De Vieira (former First Lady of Guinea Bissao), Ms. Valeriane Bernard, Representative of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to the UN, Geneva, Prof. Riyaz Punjabi. Biro Diawara of RADDHO moderated the proceedings. The seminar was very well attended, by over 100 NGO delegates, diplomats working in the UN and also some members of Indian community based in Geneva.
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