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Indo-Japan Symposium: A New Humanism for World Peace
After the message from SGI President Ikeda was shared, Chinmaya R. Gharekhan, president of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts gave a speech. He said, “if you want peace, if you want to attain nirvana, salvation, look no further, look within yourself. This is also the message of Dr. Ikeda.” He stressed that the biggest message he received from SGI President Ikeda was compassion for humanity and to serve the people.
In his speech, Prof. Lokesh Chandra, director of International Academy of Indian Culture touched on President Ikeda’s visit to India in 1979.
Dr. Manimala, director of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti emphasized the significance of Gandhian concept of Ahimsa, ‘practice peace through non-violence.”
Dr. Gopa Sabharwal, vice chancellor of Nalanda University introduced the revival plan of Nalanda University.
At the symposium, there were also other eminent participants, such as Shri V. B. Pyarelal, joint secretary of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Mushirul Hasan, director general of National Archives of India and Dr. Farukh Amil, Ambassador of Tunisia.
Message of SGI President Ikeda
Speech of IOP Director Yoichi Kawada