Ms Binalakshmi Nepram, General Secretary, Control Arms Foundation of India, setting the context of the event and shared CAFI’s long journey from addressing gun violence to now ensuring peace and security for women and all underprivileged in the remote corners of all the 8 states in Northeast of India. She mentioned that 12 Indian die every day and more than 98 countries produced arms weapons and there were over 114 arms manufacturing companies. Hence she called upon to work for a movement against gun violence.
Mr Bharat Dogra, veteran journalist and social activist, emphasised on the increasing need of using the method of non violence and said that the basic principal of non violence should be practiced in everyday life be it family, society and countries.
Mr Mandar Apte, award winning social intrapreneur & filmmaker, lamented that “today the world is divided”. And he felt that the event was a great avenue to connect with likeminded people. Ahinsa even though sounds difficult, it is the practice of finding love within and sharing it, he said further.
The event was attended by Mr Ardell F Brede, current mayor of Rochester, Minnesota, USA, who considered himself an advocate of compassion and civility along with Mr James Evenson, Ms Renata Hannans, Mr Moris Brooks Salmon, Ms Jason Qezada, Ms Lakesha Burten, Ms Nilda Arduinand students from National Law University and Jindal Global University.
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