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Global Harmony Association (GHA)

http://peacefromharmony.org/

International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC)

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853

Composed by 30 members from 18 countries

with the Honorary Co-Chairs:

- Ela Gandhi, South Africa, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=852)

- Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=678)

- John Avery, Denmark, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672)

- Shri Kanak Dugar, India, Gandhi Vidya Mandir Chairman, IASE Deemed University Chancellor (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481)

Executive GC:

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, Gurgaon, Haryana,

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Gandhian Scholar, R/Prof. University, Delhi,

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=737

- GHA GC member, advisor, - Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and Honorary President, philosopher and sociologist, Russia, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

and others;


With Gandhi's "World Petition" in English, Russian and other languages ​​(
http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=865),


With GC Proposals to the Government of India and other countries for 2019, in honor of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhis birth, sends them:

 

TO

Mr. Vladimir Putin

Russian Federation President

 

SUBJECT:

Establishment of the Government Jubilee Gandhi Commission of Russia

 

Dear Mr. Vladimir Putin,

 

         The International Gandhi Committee urges you to pay the closest attention to the relevance of preserving, reviving and using the heritage of Gandhi's non-violence within the framework of the World Gandhi Year 2019 in Russia for a number of reasons in its four fundamental dimensions.

           The first reason is historical, requiring the preservation and development of the long-standing traditions of humanistic continuity, mutual enrichment and the peacemaking multifaceted cooperation between Russia and India in the framework of the spiritual culture of non-violence.

           The second reason is cultural. It details the historical cause by the beneficial spiritual interaction of the non-violence titans of the two countries in the last century: Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, Nikolai and Elena Roerich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn and others. The common historical culture of non-violence for our countries, education in it and its worldwide distribution is the best and cardinal way to save humanity and prevent it from repeating the monstrous violence and crimes against it such as World War, Holocaust, Auschwitz, Leningrad Blockade, the nuclear bombardment of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the like. This is a joint world-historical cultural mission of the peoples of our countries in the new century.

           Its culmination could be a meeting in the Kremlin of President Putin with the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi - Ela Gandhi, with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, with the GC Nobel Peace Laureates and with the invitation of the US President Donald Trump o­n October 2, 2019 o­n the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi birth. A similar meeting would express in the new century the historical meaning of non-violence, peace and harmony of the Russian civilization, about which Fyodor Dostoevsky spoke in 1880 in the speech about Pushkin.

            This meeting will acquire historical symbolic significance for the new century as a whole. It will be its supreme geopolitical symbol and its best symbolic capital, becoming a fundamental sign of recognition of the legacy of Gandhi's non-violence in the 21st century. If there is no similar meeting for any reason, if the leaders of the new century are unable or unwilling to meet to confirm their commitment to the values ​​of non-violence and peace, this will make them symbols of violence, militarism and wars of the new century. What choice of history in this century will depend o­n them and how they will remain in history depends o­n these leaders, o­n their attitude to this meeting.

             The third reason is social, which consists in the growth (under various destructive influences) of violence in the country, especially among young people and in the basic institutions of society - in the family, educational institutions, media and the like.

            The fourth reason is geopolitical, connected with the expansion of international militarism, aggression and violence in interstate relations, forced by the USA hegemonic aspirations and with an extremely exacerbated threat of global nuclear collapse.

             From the given reasons, we make the following

 

Proposals to the Government of Russia

 

           1. In the framework of the World Gandhi Year, the Government of Russia, as well as other countries, establish in February 2019 a Government National Gandhi Commission (NGC) together with national youth, peacemaking and educational NGOs united for this purpose in Gandhi Committee of Russia, chaired by Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government, whose competence includes coordination and advisory bodies, social sphere, education, science, family, youth, women, social innovations, NGOs and etc.

            2. The NGC, in close cooperation with the Intergovernmental Russian-Indian Commission in a part of culture and within the framework of the BRICS develops in March 2019 the Jubilee Gandhi Program (JGP) of Russia with a wide range of activities based o­n the GC Proposals to the Government of India in composition of the four key program modules: Gandhi School, Gandhi Interfaith Harmony, Women Equality and Non-Violence and Non-Violence Science. The educational program Gandhi School, which is included as a supplement to the state program Development of Education is recognized as central, long-term and most important for culture. All the activities of the program modules of the JGP are carried out in close cooperation with the Government and NGOs of India.

            3. The NGC, o­n ​​the basis of the JGP at the beginning of April 2019, determines the size and sources of additional, from reserve funds, financing of the planned activities of the World Gandhi Year in Russia, in order to approve them by the government before April 15, 2019.

            Summary. The events of the World Gandhi Year within the framework of Russia's JGP will have colossal domestic and international significance for the country, for the preservation and development of the invaluable global heritage of Gandhis non-violence, for mastering new generations, for enriching spiritual and cultural ties with India, for enhancing the peacemaking role and the non-violent prestige of BRICS and Russia in the international arena. At the same time, ignoring the World Gandhi Year in Russia would be an unforgivable historical omission of the country.

 

Members of the Gandhi Committee (GC) of Russia:

Natalia Chigrina, St. Petersburg, GC Chair of Russia,

Leo Semashko, St. Petersburg, International GC member,

Julia Budnikova, St. Petersburg,

Sergey Dvoryanov, Moscow

Nina Novikova, St. Petersburg,

Roksana Sadykova, Ufa,

Alla Voronova, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Semashko, Kaluga,

Victor Danilov, Ulyanovsk,

Vera Popovich, St. Petersburg,

Alexander Trubachev, St. Petersburg,

Others

 

January 31, 2019         

Published: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868 

In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=803

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(Draft)

Global Harmony Association (GHA)

http://peacefromharmony.org/

International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC)

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853

Composed by 30 members from 18 countries

with the Honorary Co-Chairs:

- Ela Gandhi, South Africa, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=852)

- Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=678)

- John Avery, Denmark, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672)

- Shri Kanak Dugar, India, Gandhi Vidya Mandir Chairman, IASE Deemed University Chancellor (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481)

- Theodore Mascarenhas, India, Catholic Bishop, Delhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=869)

Executive GC:

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, Gurgaon, Haryana,

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Gandhian Scholar, R/Prof. University, Delhi,

http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=737

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, CEO - ? - General Director of GHA-Trust-EduB (GTEB) (EduB: Education/Books),

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Maitreyee Bardhan Roy, scientist, Calcutta,

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=317

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Sharma, IBA Director, Bangalore,

http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=453

- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. A.K. Merchant, National Trustee, Lotus Temple & Bahai community of India; General Secretary, Temple of Understanding India Foundation; akmerchant@hotmail.comMobile: 9810441360http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=841 Delhi

- GHA GC member, - Kartar Singh, Indian Ex-Services League (IESL) President,

- GHA GC member, - Arvinder Singh, publisher, Delhi,

- GHA GC member, - Prof. Pravat Dhal, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar,

- GHA GC member, advisor, - Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and Honorary President, philosopher and sociologist, Russia, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

- GHA GC member, - Natalia Chigrina, public figure, Russia,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Noor Larik, scientist, statistician, Pakistan,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Ayo Ayoola-Amale, scientist, Ghana,

- GHA GC member, - Ms. Rosa Dalmiglio, WGHA Vice-Chair, Italy,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Takis D. Ioannides, scientist, Greece,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Marie Robert, artist, France,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Rene Wadlow, diplomat, France,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Guy Crequie, philosopher, poet, singer, France,

- GHA GC member, - Delasnieve Daspet, Lawyer, Poet, Writer, Brazil,

- GHA GC member, - Adm. André M. Maltez, Business Administrator (MBA), Brazil,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Sabrina Gopala, Professor, Malaysia,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Uraz Baimuratov, Academician, Kazakhstan,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Eduard Soroko, Professor, Belarus,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Azra Adžajlić-Dedović, professor, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona, president, World Peace Organisation, Argentina,

- GHA GC member, - Ms. Celia Altschuler, painter and poet, Puerto Rico,

- GHA GC member, - Andre Sheldon, Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence, USA

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Rudolf Siebert, Professor, USA,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Vladislav Krasnov, historian, USA,

- GHA GC member, - Dr. Roger Kotila, psychologist, USA,

 

With the Gandhi's "World Petition" in English, Russian and other languages ​​(http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=865)

 

TO

Mr. Narendra Modi

Premier Minister of India

(Address of the post and o­nline)

 

SUBJECT:

Establishment of the Government Jubilee Gandhi Commission of India

 

Dear Mr. Modi,

 

          The International Gandhi Committee urges you to pay the closest attention to the relevance of preserving, reviving and using the heritage of Gandhi's non-violence within the framework of the World Gandhi Year 2019 in India and worldwide for a key reason in the following.

           Mahatma Gandhi is history culmination and humanity turn from the violence realm/civilization into the nonviolence realm/civilization of the future. The past history is a civilization and a realm of violence with the prevalence and dominance in the life of most countries and peoples of wars, armies, militarism, dictatorships, terror, mass repressions, empires, militaristic democracies, etc. Mahatma Gandhi is the first political leader in violent history who, with his practical example of the non-violent liberation of India from British rule, showed the real possibility of an alternative realm - a civilization of non-violence, peace and harmony, the values of which are inseparable in a single process of life and sustainable development. Therefore, with Gandhi begins the historical turn of humanity from the realm of violence to the kingdom and the civilization of non-violence.Therefore, the heritage of non-violence of Gandhi constitutes the invaluable and eternal world treasure of humankind, which requires the most careful preservation, scientific research, development and use by all nations.

 

From the given reason, we, the GHA GC make the following

 

Proposals to the Government of India

as a supplement to its Gandhi events of 2019

 

1. To declare 2019 as the World Year of Gandhi Nonviolence or Gandhi World Year and approve this initiative at the UN General Assembly and UNESCO in February.

2. To create until February 1 in the Government of India a Jubilee Gandhi Commission (JGC) from the representatives of humanitarian ministries (50%) and NGOs (50%) with a leading role in them the GHA GC to prepare anniversary programs and organize culminating Jubilee Congresses in Delhi in the Lotus Temple with a capacity of 2500 people.

3. The working time of the JGC in 2019 should be divided into two main parts: 1. Preparatory stage: January June and 2. Culmination stage: July December.

4. Culminating World Jubilee Congresses in Delhi, in the Lotus Temple in six vectors:

4.1. Educational: "Universal School of Gandhi Nonviolence/Peace" - July.

4.2. Humanitarian science: Gandhi's Nonviolence and its Science Development - August.

4.3. Religious: "Interfaith Harmony of Gandhi Nonviolence" - September.

4.4. Women's: "Women's equality and Gandhi Nonviolence" - October.

4.5. Peacemaking: Gandhi Nonviolence as Global Peace - November.

4.6. Political: India, BRICS and the UN as the Centers for Gandhi Nonviolence Initiation December.

         Under the Mr. Modi, PM of India leadership, the geopolitical culmination of the Gandhi World Year in India could be a meeting with Ms. Ela Gandhi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and the government reception of the heads of states and the National Gandhi Commissions with the participation of the GC Nobel Prize Laureates in Delhi o­n October 2, 2019 o­n the Gandhi birthday 150th anniversary in the Lotus Temple or in the newly built "Global Gandhi Temple/Center/Congress-Hall" (see below).

5. Key preparatory actions of the Jubilee Gandhi Commission (JGC):

5.1. Establishment in Delhi of the International Jubilee Gandhi Foundation (IJGF) from the governmental, corporate and individual donations for the preparation, organization and holding of the Jubilee Congresses - February.

5.2. Establish the IJGF Golden Book in order to record and morally encourage all investors to this Foundation with the award of the corresponding government medal: Outstanding Contribution to the Gandhi Anniversary.

5.3. In order to ensure the widest possible participation of the world civil society in the JGC, create in it (50% of its composition) a Sector of Non-Governmental Organizations (international and national NGOs) - NGOs/JGC Sector to coordinate the NGOs activities, approving its organizing center the GHA Gandhi Committee, which has a wide network of national offices, providing it with the necessary budget and IJGF funding. The scale of this financing will determine the scale of participation/coverage of the world civil society in the Government JGC.

5.4. Prepare the Congresses Programs in six vectors, providing within them to hold broad international competitions for the best innovative projects, including the creation and publication of relevant books, textbooks, teaching aids, etc. anniversary editions.

5.5. Create a Design Bureau within JGC for preparation of frame school projects of the Gandhi Museums within the world museum network of Gandhi, urban Nonviolence Gandhi Centers, and prepare an International Architectural and Design Competition for the building International Cultural Nonviolence Center and the Gandhi Museum in Delhi like the "Lotus Temple" in Delhi. - For example, the Gandhi Temple/Center or Congress-Hall of spherical architecture, symbolizing the global nature of nonviolence and harmony. Its financing, design and construction can be international at the call of the government of India. The main goals of this Center/Temple are the development of science, education and nonviolence culture o­n an international scale under the auspices of the UN and UNESCO.

5.6. Establish in Delhi the International Laboratory of Innovative Science of Nonviolence (ILISN) Gandhi and provide its funding.

The GHA GC hopes that its project Gandhi Committee with its proposals to the government of India will find in it both understanding, support, development, and practical implementation. Our innovative project is a call of the government of India, which we hope will be heard in it.

 

February 2, 2019

Published: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=868

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For the finalization of this draft, an editorial commission of 4 GC members: Dr. Subhash Chandra, Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Brig. Kartar Singh and Dr. Leo Semashko are proposed to submit an updated version for discussion and approval by the GC o­n February 5-7. Do you agree with this procedure? Leo

02-02-19

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RESPONSES:

Dear Leo and GHA,

Please see the following link:Mayors and parliamentarians call o­n Russia and the U.S. to preserve the INF Treaty: https://mailchi.mp/5f503dcab874/mayors-and-parliamentarians-call-on-russia-and-the-us-to-preserve-the-inf-treaty?e=afa216b678

             It is time for the people in every country to unite to promote a movement of nonviolence to create trust and good will.The objective is to create political clout for the people in every country to influence their own government to "RENOUNCE WAR."

           NONVIOLENCE is the answer. The simple tweak I propose is to promote nonviolence as the GOAL!The plans are ready.We must think BIG.We must think outside of the box.

           Beatrice Fihn, the Executive Director of the 2107 Nobel Peace Prize organization, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) wrote:It is time to counter the old vision of the world with a new o­ne based o­n reason and cooperation; it is time for a truly feminist foreign policy.The fate of the earth depends o­n it. Peace and Love, Andre

Andre Sheldon

Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence, For the Children

Facilitator, CALL to WOMEN, a World-Wide Unity Campaign

Cell number: +1-617-413-9064, Home number: +1-617- 964-5267

Email:Andre@GlobalStrategyofNonviolence.org

Website: www.GlobalStrategyofNonviolence.org

Personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=866

31-01-19


Dear Andre,

Thank you for your concern about the fate of the INF Treaty, which the USA violated long ago, launched the production of banned missiles long ago, and long ago financed it with a budget approved by the Congress. Now the USA wants only to legalize the accomplished fact of the liquidation of this INF Treaty. De facto, it's dead, the USA killed it.

The Russian government has long known this, has long spoken about it, has long urged the USA to return to the INF Treaty and restore it. However, the USA refuses to negotiate and stubbornly intend to legalize the INF Treaty liquidation, which it has severed. Therefore, civil society is powerless to influence the USA. But it can and should promote a policy of non-violence. We completely agree with you. Yes, our plans as GHA "Gandhi Project" is ready and its petition has been published. But I have not seen it o­n your website. Why? You are a member of the GHA "Gandhi Committee" (GC), could you and other Americans publish it o­n your websites? I also ask other American GC members: Roger Kotila, Vladislav Krasnov and Rudolf Siebert - please, post Gandhi Petition of Non-Violence (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=865) o­n your websites in America. Is this possible for you?

We also fully share the words of Beatrice Fihn about the need for a truly feminist foreign policy (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=815). We also write about this in the feminist section of our Gandhi Project here: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=858. Could we contact her? Could she publish our Non-violence Petition o­n her website? Could you send her my letter?

Today I sent a collective letter from the Russian GC to President Putin about the need for a policy of non-violence (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=801). This policy is non-standard, it is to "RENOUNCE WAR" as you write. Could the USA four members of the International GC create the national GC and write a similar letter to your President Trump and to Congress? Tomorrow I will translate my letter into English and send it to you and all members of the GC and the GHA as a model for your similar letters to your governments. We hope that you will treat this proposal with understanding and implement it. Best regards, Leo, 31-07-19

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