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8th World Parliament of Science, Religion, and Philosophy

Adoption of Peace Curriculum in educational institutes to promote the creation of peace loving holistic global society.

8th World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy organized by MIT World Peace University, Pune and MIT ADT University, Pune saw presence of eminent personalities such as by Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra – Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari; Padma Bhusan awardee and Chancellor of Nalanda University – Hon’ble Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar; Padma Vibhushan awardee and World Famous Scientist – Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar.

The valedictory session of the event was addressed by the Chief Guest of the august gathering Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala and former Cabinet Minister, Energy & Civil Aviation, Govt. of India.

The gathering also saw the participation of Hon’ble Shri Dada Idate – Chairman of National Commission for Denotified Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes, New Delhi along with Hon’ble Priyankar Upadhyaya – UNESCO Chair Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Global Fellow, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

The three-day event witnessed ten plenary sessions with an overarching theme on attainment of World Peace through the amalgamation of Science, Religion and Philosophy in backdrop of the Russian-Ukraine conflict.

The sessions emphasised on India’s voyage of science from the Vedic to Modern Times and need for a value-based universal education.

The need for developing universities into laboratories of spiritually oriented scientific research and innovation centres was also stressed upon.

“There is a need for academic institutions in our country that not only impart scientific and technical knowledge but also shape young minds into spiritual beings. While we focus on artificial intelligence, the ideas of spiritual intelligence should not evade our minds.”

Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra said,

“India being a Vishwaguru is not a hollow dream but an established fact. India is the only civilization known to be recognized for imparting an ocean of knowledge and wisdom all over the world. Education is the only game-changer, it can help revive our past glory and become Vishwaguru again. There is a need for erudite teachers who will attract students across the globe to learn about all the religions in the world because Indian culture doesn’t differentiate between science and spirituality. Knowledge helps to live life with prosperity and dharma helps to live this life successfully, both go hand-in-hand with each other.”

Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala and former Cabinet Minister, Energy & Civil Aviation, Government of India said,

“The world is going through turbulent times with a raging pandemic which has further been exacerbated by conflict between nations. Conflicts like these make us realise the importance of inculcating and imparting value-based education to our pupils which has a blend of science and spirituality. Attainment of world peace and harmony lays on the foundation of imparting a Peace Curriculum, outcomes of which will be something unique to look out for.”

Shri. Rahul V. Karad – Managing Trustee & Executive President, MAEER’s MIT and Executive President, MIT World Peace University said,

“Artha, Kama, and Moksha are the standing pillars of life. Every university across India & the world needs to have spirituality-oriented scientific laboratories in order to lay the foundations of a peaceful generation. Science without spirituality is a device for destruction. Spirituality should not be considered as a matter of blind faith; but as individuals’ self-constructed beliefs.’’

UNESCO Chair Holder Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad – Founder & Chief Patron, MAEER’s MIT, Pune & President, MIT World Peace University said,

Mankind is witnessing conflict, the fight between good and evil, sacrifice and greed, virtues and vices, tolerance and obstinacy, religious coexistence and fundamentalism, traditional time-tested principles v/s hasty gains and ego, and so on.

The crucial message of humankind, brotherhood, and global peace was broadcasted to the entire world through the World Peace Parliament 2022 platform.

The three-day deliberation produced interesting outcomes and conclusions, such as the importance of unifying all religions to save mankind, living life through science and spirituality, and the urgent need to evolve and promote a value-based universal education. The event greatly emphasised on the need for inter-religious dialogue within the global community.

Religious leaders from across the world and Vice-Chancellors from various universities in India attended and addressed the conclave.
About MIT – World Peace University
MIT Group of Institutions was established in the year 1983 by Dr. Vishwanath. D. Karad, Founder, and President, of MIT Group of Institutions. Since then, the MIT Group of Institutions has grown exponentially and has made a strong impact in the field of education throughout India.
Today, the MIT Group provides education in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Marine Engineering, Insurance, Distance Education, Telecom Management, Lighting, Design, Food & Technology, Retail Management, Master’s in Business Administration, and School of Governance, School of Education and Hospitality Management.
MIT-WPU’s multidisciplinary approach to providing a premium quality educational experience to students is what makes it one of the best private universities in the country. They implement well-researched WPU methods, which bring about a perfect balance of an academic framework reinforced through experiential learning.
Mangesh T. Karad – Member Trustee & President, Managing Committee, MAEER & Executive President, MIT ADT University, Pune said “The United Nations has set 17 sustainable objectives, but there is a need to pursue the 18th goal of interfaith dialogue. Making it happen is the most important condition for humanity’s evolution on this planet! The main task is to address and spread the concept of world peace so that future generations might live in peace. MIT recognized this problem and, as a result, promoted the idea of world peace through institutions, leaders, religious leaders, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) all over the world. Science is needed for physical development, religion is required for peace in society, and philosophy is needed for Internal Peace. The combination of all these will give a fruitful solution”.
Padma Bhusan awardee and Chancellor of Nalanda University – Hon’ble Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar said “
As teachers and students, we must understand that the most important issue is the ” celebration of diversity” One reality is a scientific reality in science, religion, and philosophy, while another reality that science cannot represent is expressed in the divine form, i.e. only through religion. Experience is another existence, which is a spiritual reality that transcends religion. MIT teaches such amalgamation to students or teachers, and this is the only university where all three concerns are discussed simultaneously. People seeking the truth will find a complete holistic understanding of the world here!
“ This dome is not a physical object, but a spiritual message. The name of the University itself carries the message and commitment to the word Peace. Peace outside depends upon peace within! Spirituality is an inner journey to discover inner peace and is all about expanding our inner capabilities to live, love, and learn! War (Russia- Ukraine) is on its 36th day, but the war has bigger manifestations, inequality is also the war that many countries are facing. The current scenario of headlines that we see today is also a war. There is a need to look at inside wars that are destabilizing society.’’
Padma Vibhushan awardee and World Famous Scientist – Dr. Rahunath A. Mashelkar said
“Science without spirituality is a possible device of destruction and spiritually without science could result into superstition, mysticism, and worse bigotry”.
Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun said
Prof. Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, Vice-Chancellor, Marwadi University & Former President, AIU, New Delhi said “Where science ends spirituality begins, therefore education institutions are the best place to see the amalgamation of both.”
This article was shared with Prittle Prattle News as a Press Release.
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