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Inter-Collegiate Debate on the Relevance of Non-violence

Krishna Adhikari
September 30, 2011
UPF -- India

New Delhi, India -- The United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan and UPF-India jointly organized two programs in commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace and UN International Day of Non-violence.

The first was an Inter-collegiate Debate at Sri Venkateswora College in New Delhi on September 27. Students in favor or opposed to the question: "Non-Violence for Sustainable Peace: Is It Relevant Today?"

The best debater on each side was invited to present his argument at a forum on the same topic at the UN Conference Hall in New Dehi on September 30.

Amb. K.V. Rajan, Former Ambassador of India to Nepal and Executive Vice Chairman of UPF-India, delivering the welcoming speech. Ms. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, Director of the United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan, read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message for teh day, and Sri Srivatsa Goswami, Acharya of the Sri Radharamana Mandir and Trustee of UPF-India, gave the keynote speech on "The Power of Non-violence." In addition, Dr. Hema V. Raghavan, Dean of Student Welfare at Delhi University addressed the audience. 

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