Lokmat Media Group has organised a National Inter-Religious Conference on the topic “Global Challenges to Communal Harmony and Role of India” on October 24 at Suresh Bhat Auditorium, Reshimbag, at 9.30 am to mark celebration of golden jubilee year of its Nagpur edition of Lokmat.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Surface Transport, will be the chief guest of the function while Devendra Fadnavis, Opposition Leader in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, and Dayashankar Tiwari, the Mayor, will be the guests of honour. Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder, The art of Living, Acharya Dr Lokeshmuni, Founder, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai, Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Founder, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Swami Ramdev, Founder, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, Haji Syed Salman Chishty, Gaddi Nashin, Dargah Ajmer Sharif, and Brahmaviharidas Swami, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, will be the key-note speakers. Brahmaviharidas Swami is specially coming from US for this event.
This was stated by Ashok Jain, Director (Operations), Lokmat Media, while addressing a press conference at Press Club in Civil Lines, on Wednesday. He said, as we all are witnessing, today people in many parts of the world are being targeted, harassed, tortured and even killed in the name of religion. When such unfortunate and deplorable incidents are taking place with impunity, the role of a secular country like India becomes more crucial, because people of all religions and sects have been living together in this country for centuries, he added.
Jain mentioned that the main object of the conference was to further strengthen this brotherhood all over the world. The voice raised from Nagpur should reach the whole world and help spread the message of love, peace and communal harmony. This is the objective behind organising this national conference on a topic of international significance. What is India’s role in the current context and what contribution this secular national can make towards fostering religious harmony and peace in the world?. To find answers to these questions Lokmat Media is inviting the religious leaders and Dharmacharyas to this event, he pointed out.
The main programme of the golden jubilee celebrations would be held on December 15 for which Lokmat Media Group is inviting Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister, and Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister. It is also organising various programmes like felicitations and others, Jain said.
Shrimant Mane, Executive Editor, Lokmat, Dilip Tikhile, Editor, Chairman’s Office, Vikas Mishra, Editor, Lokmat Samachar, and N K Nayak, Editor, Lokmat Times, were present at the press conference.