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|December 02, 2016||The CSR Journal|
In the past, Mumbai has witnessed some of the most brutal attacks on mankind that drew widespread criticism and brought the world together to condemn terrorism in one voice. Personalities that have dedicated their lives to promote the cause of peace by fighting terror and violence in their own special way are being felicitated. Celebrities from the world of cinema, television, social work, sports, comedy and other fields joined hands with students from WeSchool to send out a strong message of peace and harmony keeping in mind the unfortunate incident of November 26, 2008.
Amruta Fadnavis, Associate Vice-President, Axis Bank and Chief Guest of the event said, “Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have and all that we can do towards creating a world that supports everyone and secures a space for others to do their best. World peace can be achieved when power of love replaces the love of power.”
Peace and harmony are not just words but instruments of change that remove human suffering and degradation. Youth is the future and it is important to mentor them and recognize their rightful role and place in the diversely multicultural global society.
“The real heroes are the brave hearts like Bhau Korde, Sagar Gangurde, Taher Madraswala, Kirthi Jayakumar, Jatin Desai,Wing Commander Paramvir Singh who have taken it upon themselves to fight terror and bring about a positive change in the world. These are the role models that inspire youth to actively participate in the welfare of our society and we are proud to honour them for their dedication and lifelong efforts to create structures of peace across the globe,” said Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool.
While Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland to India was felicitated for striving to open newer areas in bilateral trade and thereby strengthening the ties between India and Iceland, the tiny country that occupies the top spot in the Global Peace Index, Dalbir Kaur, sister of late Sarabjit Singh, was awarded for her brave efforts to bring back her brother from captivity for which she has won respect across both sides of the border.
Bhau Korde, a social worker, was acknowledged for his efforts in conflict resolution through neighbourhood peace committees in Dharavi. Taher S. Madraswala, a simple figure who has cycled for 17 years covering nearly 125000 kms in 32 countries to spread the message of universal brotherhood and peace, Kirthi Jayakumar, lawyer, writer and founder of Red elephant, an initiative based on storytelling for civilian peace building and gender equality. Wing Cmdr Paramvir Singh who uses sports as means to spread the message of peace was also honoured for relentless efforts and contribution to make the world a better place to live in.
Various schools and foundations have been associated with Mumbai Police to sensitise young school and college students on the working modalities of law enforcement agencies. ‘Safe Women Safe Nation’ is a seminar with actionable takeaways to safeguard today’s women to build a better tomorrow. ‘Saksham’, police training and development workshop for more than 200 newly admitted women beat marshals along with grass-root foundations.
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