Manav Rachna Centre for Peace and Sustainability (MRCPS)- a center of excellence at Manav Rachna University took a giant step in developing youth to build Peaceful New Bharat.
Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director, MREI, in his welcome remarks, expressed gratitude to the august advisory board for mentoring and setting direction to achieve goals of the center.
In the 1st Advisory Board meeting conducted on February 29, 2020 under the guidance of its Chairman Padma Vibhushan Dr. Karan Singh, the initiative taken by the Center was highly lauded and it was felt to be timely and important.
He asserted “In the era of global political instability, climate changes lead to a rise in ecological issues and the threat of nuclear wars, society needs to be prepared to build and sustain peace in a conscious manner”.
He affirmed that there is a need to empower youth and develop them holistically through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development. Dr. I K Bhat, Vice-Chancellor gave an overview of the vision and objective of the center as seen by its management and enunciated “The Centre would engage in research to develop a policy framework for educational and governmental efforts in this direction”.
He also informed the members about the initiatives were undertaken at the center regarding courses that are being offered, students club activities directed towards peace, seminars, and events organized which was appreciated by the members.
Muzaffar Ahmad, Former Director General Health, Govt. of J & K emphasized “Inculcation of values in youth through curricular and extra-curricular efforts needs to be undertaken as a policy framework” he expressed that center should work in J and K where youth have undergone through a traumatic experience and needs support from such organizations.
Dr. Susheela Bhan, Chairperson, IPRA asserted the need for sensitizing students through structured and practice-oriented program. Dr. Jyotsna Singh, Director, Dara Shikoh Centre iterated the importance of counseling and encouraging youth to indulge in art and culture related pursuits to develop a peaceful mind.
Mr. Vishesh Gupta, Chairperson, Bharat Soka Gakkai acclaimed the vision of Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI and the resolve of Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI in believing in youth’s potential to be a catalyst to create New Age India. He said that his organization is ready to share the knowledge and experience for which their organization has been working since its inception.
He felt through compassion many issues can be resolved. Members of Manav Rachna Centre for Peace and Sustainability expressed the confidence that under the visionary guidance of the Advisory Board the university will be able to achieve the goal of inculcating the right attitude in youth toward peace and sustainability through technology and curriculum put together.