Former Education Minister Karan Singh to be the keynote speaker at the one-day Mahakaruna Diwas, an interfaith conference of cross-cultural dialogues, to be held at Gautam Buddha University on February 15.
The event which is held in collaboration with Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) Ladakh, International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) and Noida-based All India Federation of Astrologers Societies’ (AIFAS) Future Point will also have Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi the chief Imam, spiritual leaders, academicians and faculty as other participant speakers.
“The MIMC’s singular vision is to serve the most deprived people of Ladakh, one of the most remote and environmentally challenged regions in the world. MIMC has also been proactively involved in peace-building and cultural preservation initiatives through the facilitation of numerous interfaith conferences and cross-cultural dialogues at both national and international levels,” said Dr Anil Kumar Jain, director MIMC.
According to Jain, 2023 is a milestone year as it is the 10th year of Mahakaruna Diwas. “During the Mahakaruna Diwas, we strive to realise the guiding principles of compassion as taught and exemplified by various prominent personalities. Therefore during the event a message will be given through a series of divine mantra chanting, prayers and songs on compassion, ahimsa (non-violence) and the importance of oneness by the Mahabodhi Shangrila team,” Jain said.
“The keynote address will be given by Dr Karan Singh. Other dignitaries include spiritual leaders and scholars, including Acharya Dr Lokesh Muni founder president ‘Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Abhijit Haldar deputy secretary of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), Dr Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi head of All India Imam Organisation, Goswami Sushil Muni, who is associated with Bhartiya Sarv Dharm Sansad, and others,” he added.