Los Angeles: In view of the ongoing fierce war between Ukraine & Russia and gun violence in America, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti Foundation USA, an organization founded by World Peace Ambassador Acharya Dr Lokeshji, Federation of Jain Association of North America (JAINA) and Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) jointly organized World Peace Dialogue here. Through this dialogue, there was a detailed discussion held on the issues of war between Ukraine and Russia, the prevention of gun violence in America, the causes and prevention of war & violence, and the harm caused to humanity by them. This dialogue conference was organized under the initiative of World Peace Center.
In this world peace dialogue, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati founder Acharya Dr Lokeshji, film actor Vivek Oberoi, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Congressman, senator and educationist, medical practitioners, social workers, industrialists especially participated. This dialogue program was moderated by film actor Vivek Oberoi.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living Foundation, while discussing in this dialogue program said that if everyone intends to stand up for peace and pay attention to their mental health, we can turn world peace into a reality. Sri Sri said that global peace is not possible without individual peace. At the same time, Sri Sri said that a World Peace Center is being established by the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti organization, which will be dedicated to world peace and will also guide the world from time to time.
Referring to the increasing incidents of gun violence in America, Acharya Dr Lokeshji said that it is very important to include peace education in the school curriculum to root out violence and terror. Expressing his views on the topic of dialogue ‘Peace and Conflict’, he said that war, violence and terror are not the solutions to any problem, violence gives rise to counter-violence. The dispute between Ukraine and Russia can also be resolved through dialogue; the World Peace Center will prepare 1000 Peace Ambassadors to eliminate such conflicts.
Bhai Satpal Singh ji, Ambassador of Sikhism in USA said that the human caste is one. All religions need to work together to protect humanity.
Actor Vivek Oberoi while conducting the program said that India’s first World Peace Center is being established in Delhi NCR by Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti Organization. He said that this center would play an important role in establishing peace in the world by working on the training and research of non-violence.
On this occasion, Yogesh Shah, President of Jain Center of Southern California, Mahesh Wadher, former President of Federation of Jain Association of North America, Dr. Nitin Shah thanked all the dignitaries present in the World Peace Dialogue Program and all the people connected through social media.