PROGRAMME

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

  • 8:30-9:30 am All Faiths Prayer Meet in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (in the Universal Temple of Sri Ramakrishna).
  • 9:30-9:50 am Dedication of the New Museum on Swami Vivekananda by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Srimat Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Mission (Temple basement)
  • 10:00-11:15 am Inaugural Session of World Meet for Peace and Harmony: Inauguration by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • Invocation by the children of Sarada Children Forum, Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi
    • Welcome address by Swami Shantatmananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi
    • Address by Guest of Honour, Srimat Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math and Mission
    • Address by the Chief Guest, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India
    • Benediction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    • 11:15-11:40 am Tea Break

Session 1: Peace and Harmony: the Religious Perspective
Chairperson: Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji

  • 11:45 am Rev. Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga (Christianity)
  • 12:05 pm Shaikh Kabir Helminski (Sufism)
  • 12:25 pm Rabbi Rami Shapiro (Judaism)
  • 12:45 pm Pujya Swami Tejomayanandaji (Hinduism)
  • 1:10 pm Interactive session with the delegates
  • 1:35-2:20 pm Lunch Break

Session 2: Peace and Harmony: Religious perspective
Chairperson: Archbishop Rev. Felix Machado

  • 2:25 pm Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena Mahathera (Buddhism)
  • 2:45 pm Janab Muhammad Suheyl Umar (Islam)
  • 3:05 pm Dr. Sagarmal Jain (Jainism)
  • 3:25 pm Archbishop Rev. Felix Machado (Christianity)
  • 3:50 pm Interactive session with the delegates
  • 4:15 pm Tea

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Session 3: Contribution of Peace Museums towards Peace and Harmony

  • 8:00 am Presentation on Museum of World Religions, Taipei by Dr. Maria Reis Habito
  • 8:25 am Presentation on Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles by Ms. Liebe Geft
  • 9:00 am Inauguration of the New Museum on Swami Vivekananda by the Hon’ble President of India.
  • 9:45 am Tea Break

Session 4: Contribution of the Ramakrishna Movement towards World Peace and Harmony
Chairperson: Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj

  • 10:10 am Swami Atmarupananda (U.S.A)
  • 10:30 am Swami Amarananda (Switzerland)
  • 10:50 am Swami Vimokshananda (South Africa)
  • 11:10 am Swami Medhasananda (Japan)
  • 11:30 am Swami Muktirupananda (Singapore)
  • 11:50 am Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj (India)
  • 12:10 – 12:25 pm Interactive session with the delegates

Session 5 – Contribution of Science towards Peace and Harmony
Chairperson: Swami Atmapriyananda

  • 12:30 pm Prof. (Dr.) N.Mukunda
  • 12:50 pm Prof (Dr.) M. M. Sharma
  • 1:10 pm Swami Atmapriyananda
  • 1:30- 1:45 pm Interactive session with the delegates
  • 1:45 pm-2:25 pm Lunch Break

Session 6 – Contribution of Music towards Peace and Harmony
Chairperson: Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas

  • 2:30 pm Janab Mir Mukhtiyar Ali (Sufi Music)
  • 2:45 pm Mr. Justin McCarthy (Western Classical Music)
  • 3:00 pm Smt. Gurinder H. Singh (Gurbani)
  • 3:15 pm Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas (Hindustani Classical Music)
  • 3:30 – 3:40 pm Interactive session with the delegates

Session 7 – Contribution of Sports towards Peace and Harmony
Chairperson: Swami Shantatmananda

  • 3:45 pm Mr. Krishnamachari Srikkanth (Cricketer)
  • 4:00 pm Mr. Kapil Dev (Cricketer)
  • 4:15 pm Swami Shantatmananda
  • 4:20 – 4:30 pm Interactive session with the delegates

Session 8 – Valedictory Session
Chairperson: Dr. Karan Singh

  • 4:35 pm Address by Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj
  • 4:50 pm Valedictory Address by Dr. Karan Singh
  • 5:05 pm Vote of thanks by Swami Shantatmananda
  • 5:15 pm Closing Song by Swami Swatmaramananda
  • 5:20 pm Tea

Please Note:

  1. This Invitation Card (Official Printed version) is not transferable.
  2. Please carry your photo-identity.
  3. Mobile phones, laptop computers, cameras, lighters etc. shall not be permitted inside the premises.
  4. Please be seated at least 30 minutes before the programme begins.
  5. The All Faiths Prayer Meet and dedication and inauguration of the new Museum on Swami Vivekananda shall be held in the Temple/Temple Basement where entry shall be restricted due to security reasons. The proceedings shall be video-cast in the auditorium/pandals. Delegates and invitees shall view these programmes from their seats.
  6. Due to paucity of parking space we request all delegates to use public transport to reach the venue. The limited parking facility available is at a distance of about 1 KM from the venue.
  7. This invitation card will serve as your entry pass. Upon entry please wear your delegate badge at all times.
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