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Universal Peace program held at DU
Sound dialogue on all religions to establish permanent peace suggested
BdChronicle Special Report (Habibur Rahman Ovi):
Universal peace Federation (UPF) Bangladesh unit on Tuesday adorned a one day preparatory workshop for South Asian Peace Seminar in Nepal, at Gurudwara, Dhaka University with the heading "Raising Public Minded Leaders".
Head of the Gurudwara Management Committee, Principal Sukumor Barua addressed the program as the chief guest of the function.
He said, “As social beings, our ultimate happiness and peace are very much connected to learning how to develop healthy relationships with others”.
“We need to encourage all religions towards a sound dialogue and cooperation aiming to start a journey towards enlightenment”, he added.
“UPF is building a global network of peace builders to contribute to a world of sustainable peace in which everyone can live in freedom, harmony, cooperation and prosperity”, he added while talking about the organization’s motto.
UFP Bangladesh unit Executive Director, also the Founder Chairman of the Department of World Religions and Culture, Dhaka University Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam spotted light on religious leaders and interfaith activists who were so determinate to dedicate their lives to promoting interfaith harmony.
“The organization has been providing a platform wherein youth can rise above doctrinal differences, unite in activities of service and learning, and develop leadership abilities that enable them to help create a culture of peace”, he pronounced.
Mr. Tika Raj Bishwakarma hailed from Nepal, focused on the UPF founder’s role in building bridges among people of different religions and cultures.
“UPF supports the work of the United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peace building, peace education, and the strengthening of marriage and family”, he mentioned in his presentation.
“It advocates the renewal of the United Nations, including a proposal that the UN create an interreligious council within its structures. UPF implements its programs through a global network of Ambassadors for Peace”, he added.
Speakers and participants shared views and experiences on different aspects of Nepal and it natural beauty.
The program was launched with the recitation from holy Quran and other’s holy books. Good number students mostly from country’s highest echelon of academic excellence Dhaka University attended the program.
UPF, an international and interreligious network of individuals and organizations, including representatives from religion, government, civil society and the private sector, is dedicated to achieving world peace.