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International Conferences organized by Anuvibha
First International Conference – 1st ICPNA Venue Ladnun (Rajasthan, India) Conference Dates & Year 05 December to 07 December 1988 Accompanied by & in Accordance Ganadhipati Gurudev Tulsi &
Yuvacharya Shri Mahapragya
Number of Foreign Representatives 130 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 30 Number of Indian Representatives 98 Topic of Consideration in the Conference Organizing non-violent powers
Second International Conference – 2nd ICPNA Venue Rajsamand (Rajasthan, India) Conference Dates & Year 17 February to 21 February 1991 Accompanied by & in Accordance Ganadhipati Gurudev Tulsi &
Yuvacharya Shri Mahapragya
Number of Foreign Representatives 150 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 33 Number of Indian Representatives 100 Topic of Consideration in the Conference To develop a viable system to train and cultivate people in non-violence
Third International Conference – 3rd ICPNA Venue Ladnun (Rajasthan, India) Conference Dates & Year 17 December to 19 December 1995 Accompanied by & in Accordance Ganadhipati Gurudev Tulsi &
Acharya Shri Mahapragya
Number of Foreign Representatives 78 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 20 Number of Indian Representatives 100 Topic of Consideration in the Conference Living life in harmony with nature
Fourth International Conference – 4th ICPNA Venue New Delhi, India Conference Dates & Year 10 November to 12 November 1999 Accompanied by & in Accordance Acharya Shri Mahapragya &
Yuvacharya Shri Mahashraman
Number of Foreign Representatives 45 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 17 Number of Indian Representatives 50 Topic of Consideration in the Conference Nonviolence, Peace-keeping &
Fifth International Conference – 5th ICPNA Primary Conference Venue Rajsamand (Rajasthan, India) Conference Dates & Year 23 February to 25 February 2003 Closing Event Venue Mumbai, 27 February 2003 Accompanied by & in Accordance Acharya Shri Mahapragya &
Yuvacharya Shri Mahashraman
Number of Foreign Representatives 45 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 13 Number of Indian Representatives 30 Topic of Consideration in the Conference Finding the true meaning of the culture of peace and non-violence for children
Sixth International Conference – 6th ICPNA Venue Rajsamand (Rajasthan, India) Conference Dates & Year 23 December to 25 December 2007 Accompanied by & in Accordance Acharya Shri Mahapragya &
Yuvacharya Shri Mahashraman
Non-Violence Training Camp
26 December to 31 December 2007 Number of Foreign Representatives 50 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 14 Number of Indian Representatives 70 Topic of Consideration in the Conference The Challenge of Violence, Hunger & Poverty: Evolving Sustainable Countermeasures
Seventh International Conference – 7th ICPNA Venue Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) Conference Dates & Year 10 November to 12 November 2008 Accompanied by & in Accordance Acharya Shri Mahapragya &
Yuvacharya Shri Mahashraman
Non-Violence Training Camp
13 November to 14 November 2007 Number of Foreign Representatives 41 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 14 Number of Indian Representatives 65 Topic of Consideration in the Conference To explore new paradigms of non-violent lifestyles for world peace & affordability
Eighth International Conference – 8th ICPNA Primary Venue,
Conference Dates & Year
Jaipur | 05 January to 07 January 2014 Closing Event Venue & Dates Bhinasar (Bikaner, India) | 08 January 2014 Accompanied by & in Accordance Acharya Shri Mahashraman Number of Foreign Representatives 80 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 17 Number of Indian Representatives 51 Topic of Consideration in the Conference Towards a Non-violent Future: Seeking Realistic Models of Peaceful Coexistence & Sustainability
Ninth International Conference – 9th ICPNA Venue Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) Conference Dates & Year 17 December to 20 December 2017 Accompanied by & in Accordance Mantri Muni Shri Sumermal Ji Number of Foreign Representatives 65 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 19 Number of Indian Representatives 50 Topic of Consideration in the Conference Science, Spirituality and Universal Peace
Tenth International Conference – 10th ICPNA Venue New Delhi, India Conference Dates & Year 17 December to 20 December 2019 Number of Foreign Representatives 49 Number of Countries Represented (Other than India) 17 Number of Indian Representatives 65 Topic of Consideration in the Conference Training Children and Youths in Nonviolence A Must for a Nonkilling and Sustainable Future
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Our Spiritual Patron
Anuvrat Anushasta His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman
His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman is successor to his many-splendoured gurus HH Acharya Tulsi and HH Acharya Mahapragya. He is the eleventh Acharya of the Jain Swetamber Terapanth religious order and Spiritual Head of Anuvrat Movement which aims at the rejuvenation of moral and spiritual values among people of the world. Being a Jain monk, he strictly observes the five great vows of nonviolence, truth, non-stealing, non-possessiveness and celibacy in thought, word and deed. He is dynamic, sagacious and an embodiment of spirituality Currently, he is leading Anuvrat Yatra (a journey on foot) across the country to create anuvrat and nonviolence awareness among the masses on the occasion of Anuvrat Amrit Mahotsava (a celebration to mark the completion of 75 years of the launching of Anuvrat Movement.)
11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PEACE AND NONVIOLENT ACTION ( 11th ICPNA)
Aims and Objectives of the 10th ICPNA
The 11th ICPNA aims to discuss various aspects of ahimsa (nonviolence), explore nonviolent strategies to prevent wars, violent conflicts and create a world without violence and hatred. It will also delve deep into the roots of environmental and ecological crisis and evolve a roadmap to a nonviolent and sustainable world
Only Nonviolence Can Guarantee World Peace and Environmental Sustainability
Every right thinking person in the world today is deeply concerned about the growing trends of violence and hatred in society. Many children and youths are being systematically indoctrinated to commit heinous crimes in the name of religion. Not a day passes when we do not hear about the incidents of rape, murder, intimidation and torture. The incidents of verbal and emotional violence are also on the rise at school, college and family levels. Moral and spiritual values are at their lowest ebb. In such dismal scenario of decadence at all levels only a culture of ahimsa (nonviolence), love and tolerance can reverse the trend. Ahimsa doesn’t mean mere abstinence from physical violence but it means eschewal of violence in thought and word as well. The seeds of violence first sprout in our thoughts, so efforts should be made to nip them in the bud during childhood itself. For a lasting peace and happiness, we need to train our children in nonviolence. What it means is that we have to create a natural ambience conducive to ahimsa at home and school and expose our children to it.
As regards eco-sustainability of the future, the situation is pretty grim. Our bio-diversity and forests are gradually disappearing, rivers are drying up, mountains are being denuded of trees. Man’s unrestrained greed and rampant consumerism are responsible for this unprecedented crisis of non-sustainability. The earth is losing its carrying capacity. The UN has been striving hard to cope with the problem at government level. It has set the 2030 agenda for a sustainable world consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But can governments alone accomplish these ends? No, it is not possible for them to do so without involving people and civil societies in a big way. We have to minimize our needs at every level. Self-restraint alone is life and wantonness is death.
The prospects for peace at global level also appear quite bleak. The war between Russia and Ukraine continues to rage even after one and a half years. Thousands of soldiers and people have been killed on both sides. Racial/ethnic and caste conflicts in different parts of the world continue unabated. There is a race between some countries for procuring nuclear arms. We believe that nonviolence alone is an antidote to war and conflicts. It alone can ensure an ecological balance and environmental sustainability. It alone is the basis of our survival into the third millennium. In order to make it a reality let us learn to live in harmony with nature and switch over to a nonviolent lifestyle.
The Background of ICPNAs
The birth of ICPNA began with Acharya Tulsi, founder of Anuvrat Movement (a non-sectarian global initiative for the regeneration of moral and spiritual values), when he encouraged Anuvrat workers to organize a series of ICPNAs (International Conference of Peace and Nonviolent Action) with a view to creating a global awareness for peace and nonviolence. In consonance with his vision, ten major international conferences have been held across different towns and cities of India so far, with the various themes including: ‘unifying forces of peace and nonviolence’, ‘evolving a viable system to train and orient people in nonviolence’, ‘living in harmony with nature’, ‘ahimsa, peacemaking and conflict management’, ‘seeking the true meaning of a culture of peace and nonviolence’, ‘towards a nonviolent future’, ‘science, spirituality and universal peace and training children in nonviolence, a must for a sustainable future’.
Proposals for Various Presentations
Proposals to speak at any one of the following plenary sessions are invited. The duration for each plenary session will be one and a half hour. Each session will consist of four speakers and one chairperson, and due to the constraint of time, each presentation will be restricted to a maximum of fifteen minutes.
Topics and Thematic Tracks for Plenary Sessions
- Ahimsa (Nonviolence) : Concept and its Many Facets
- Peace: Definition and Strategies to Achieve World Peace
- Nonviolence, Sustainability and Enlightenments: The connections between scientific and spiritual cosmologies
- ANonviolent Future for Mankind through Education and the Arts
- Nonviolence, Peace, Political Theory and Practice
- Worldwide Specific Outbreaks of Violence and Finding Strategies for Nonviolent Solutions
- Opposing Social, Economic, Family and Gender Violence with the Powers of Truth, Love and Ahimsa
- Environmentalism, Ecology, Global Warming and Peace with Nature
Last Date and Format for Submitting Abstracts
The abstract of your paper should be submitted only in the prescribed format indicated below. We will inform you as soon as possible whether your proposal to speak has been accepted. Your paper should ideally aim to be both original and relevant to the particular sub-theme or thematic track of your choosing. The last date for submitting proposals to speak is December 15, 2023.
(If required, please use a separate sheet.)
- Title of the paper.
- Name, email ID, Whatsapp number and the complete mailing address of the presenter
- Name and number of the plenary session for which the presentation is intended.
- Abstract of your paper (100-150 words).
Email it to email@example.com
Suggested Topics for Workshops and Panels
(Three or four panels/workshops will run simultaneously and will be held at separate places).
- Nonviolence and Environment
- Nonviolent Communication
- The United Nations and its Peace Initiatives: Are They Helpful in Building Nonkilling Societies
- Climate Change: How Can We Address This Challenge ?
- My Vision of a Sustainable World
- Differing Theories on the Roots of Violence
- Right Means of Livelihood and Training in the Tools of Self-Employment
- Nonviolent Lifestyle: a Roadmap to the Eco-sustainability of the Future
- Preksha Meditation: an Effective Way for Inner Transformation
- Jivan Vigyan (Science of Living): a Complete Course for Training Children in Nonviolence
- Anuvrat: An Antidote to War and Road Map to Sustainability
- The role of Intellectuals in Advancing Peace and Nonviolence: the World Intellectual Forum (WIF) and its Mission
Registration Fee and the Last Date for Registration
The last date of registration is January 10, 2024. Kindly register yourself in the prescribed form as indicated at the end of this brochure. One can register online as well. The registration fee is 100 US Dollars for an overseas delegate and Rs. 5000 for an Indian citizen. It is a token amount in view of the fact that organizers are committed to providing free local hospitality and transport to all from February 12 to February 16, 2024. You can pay the registration fee on arrival at the registration desk. Those who cannot pay even this token registration fee should write to the International Coordinator for exemption.
The official language at all plenary sessions will be English; however, nonEnglish speaking delegates are free to bring along with them their own translators for purposes of simultaneous translation. In that case the speaker will get only seven minutes to speak. The remaining minutes will be used in simultaneous translation.
All overseas delegates are advised to seek tourist visas as early as possible. For further details of getting visa, kindly visit: www.mea.gov.in.
Participants will have to pay their travel cost themselves. The organizers are extending free local hospitality including accommodation, breakfasts and meals. We are only charging a token amount as registration fee. There are no travel grants or scholarships available. However, if need be, the organizers will be happy to write letters of recommendations to any trust or organization, for those who wish to obtain outside funding support.
Arrival and Departure
All delegates must arrive in New Mumbai by the evening of February 12, 2024 and leave by the afternoon of February 16, 2024. We plan to have a briefing session at 07.00 pm on February 12, 2024 at the venue of the 11th ICPNA.
The Venue and Accommodation
The venue of the 11th ICPNAat New Mumbai is as follows :Rajasthan Bhawan, Plot No. 21-22, Sector 30A,
Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400703 (Maharashtra )
It is an ideal place with Gandhian simplicity for our conference and has all the amenities needed for a guest house. Most of the delegates will be accommodated here only.
Profiles Of The Organizing Institution And The Academic Partners Of The 10th ICPNA
Anuvrat Vishva Bharati Society is a Transnational Centre for Peace and Nonviolent Action associated with DGC of the United Nations and is known by its widely publicized acronym ANUVIBHA. It is a non-profit socio-cultural organization dedicated to peace and nonviolent action. ANUVIBHA was designated as a global actor of a culture of peace and nonviolence for the children of the world by UNESCO (2001-2010). It has been in the forefront of national anc international campaigns for promoting ahimsa and has organized ten international conferences on peace and nonviolent action so far. His Holiness Acharya Mahashraman is our spiritual patron. We maintain a Children's Peace Palace at Rajsamand near Udaipur. It is situated on top of a hill overlooking the famous lake called Rajsamand. It is a practical laboratory for the inculcation of a culture of ahimsa among children. Its scenic grandeur and ambience are conducive to the growth of ahimsa. It has a network of thousands of dedicated volunteers associated with around two hundred anuvrat chapters in India and Nepal. It also organizes various campaigns throughout the year. For details visit our website www.anuvibha.org.
The Institute is unique among research centres throughout the world in that it combines training and practical work in conflict resolution through studying the entire range of global philosophical and spiritual traditions, together with the proactive search for global responsibility and justice in our time. Founded in 1990, the Institute has also built on the work of Philosophers and Historians for Peace, an international networking organization founded in London in 1985. IIPSGP Members are a scattered international network of scholars, teachers, students, thinkers, academics, faith leaders, and visionaries involved in a wide range of educational and research activities in both professional and voluntary capacities in all aspects of peace research, environmental education, comparative spirituality and philosophy. To know more about it, please visit its website www.educationaid.net.
11th International Conference on
th Peace And Nonviolent Action (11th ICPNA)
Feb 13 to Feb 16, 2024 at
RAJASTHAN BHAWANPlot No. 21-22, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400703 (Maharashtra )