Hosted by International
Association for Human Values
Vishalaksh Mantap, BANGALORE
Over 1,600 youth leaders from around
the country gathered for the World Youth Peace Summit to get inspiration from
experts and lay down an action plan for the kind of resolutions they see for
Former Co-chairperson of
WYPS Shinichiro Okuyama,
Minister of State for Finance
Founder of Art of Living Foundation
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
Court Judge Justice
and Director of International Association for Human
Values Govind Rao
at the Inauguration of the World Youth Peace Summit, India 2003
Founder of Art of Living
Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar under whose guidance the summit was
held, said that the youth of today faced many obstacles and challenges but
stated that they should build their strengths through their weaknesses.
Director, International Association
for Human Values Rhea Pillai Dutt
IAS Officer, KJ Alphans who
spoke on Corporate Social Responsibility, expressed that corporate sectors have
a social responsibility that extends beyond their own success.
Largest industry in the world is
agriculture. Dr. Devi Shetty said that India is set to be the largest
healthcare provider in the world by 2006. Collective efforts like health
insurance and technology initiatives like telemedicine will break the barrier of
affordability in the country.
The session focused on creating a
positive environment for promoting the rights of young people to participate in
health care and to create awareness among youth to tackle and prevent different
types of illnesses
Youth Leaders Tabu (Actress)
and Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Fashion Designer) urged the young people to
take up leisure activities that will not be harmful to their bodies and society.
Youth of today should be significant contributors to community life.
Actor Rahul Bose shared his
views on during the panel discussion on Gender Biases
Founder, Research Foundation for
Science, Technology and Ecology, Dr. Vandana Shiva said there should be
youth employment through sustainable development.
In the last session KPS Gill,
Former Director General of Police said that the youth today lacked direction and
were having a sense of insecurity. The government should take active role to
identify the root causes of violence and encourage the youth in playing a
decisive role by responding peacefully to the forces of violence. Mr. KPS Gill
pointed that administrators can ensure prevention of violence and that peace is
the work of people.
WYPS Staff Members outside Vishalaksh
Mantap where the conference was held