Proshantika Desk : MAHATMA Peace Symposium 2022, flagship initiative by Saroni Roy Foundation (SRf), a tribute to the global peace hero Mahatma Gandhi and the commemoration of his 153rd Birth Anniversary or ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ was hosted at the Parliament of NSW for the first time on the 28th of September 2022.
“MAHATMA Peace Symposium aims to increase public awareness and understanding of Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of sustainability, real-development & Ahimsa (non-violence) as a non-violent approach to foster lasting peace within and across diverse & vulnerable communities, thereby accelerating inclusive, networked multilateralism with vision, ambition and impact, integral for a sustainable world.
In 2022 with the world enduring the ebbs and flows of the pandemic, we would focus on the Gandhian philosophy/concept of Ahimsa (non-violence) addressing ‘multi-dimensional poverty’ as the worst form of violence, and its articulation in the UN-SDGs.
We at SRf believe that Inclusive & peaceful societies lead to prosperous economies.
The Gandhian values of Ahimsa — social action, justice and peace through non-violence — have universal relevance today, inform this Peace Symposium and perfectly align with Saroni Roy Foundation (SRf) & SRf Creatists’s core principles of ‘Diversity, Sustainability & Social Justice’ to create a more peaceful, more inclusive ‘One World’ to live and love.
The MPS 2022 is also a flagship initiative which highlights and showcases ‘Australia Celebrating India’s 75 Years of Independence’ – Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the AI-ECTA, celebrating and strengthening Australia-India friendship/dosti.” – Saroni Roy Founder & Director, SRf, Creator & Producer of MAHATMA Peace Symposium.
Deep gratitude towards:
The Hon. Matt Kean MP, Member for Hornsby, NSW Treasurer and Minister for Energy, our Member Host for the initiative.
The Hon. Julian Leeser MP, Federal Member for Berowra.
The Hon. Mark Coure MP, Member for Oatley, Minister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors.
The Hon Jason Yat-sen Li MP, State Member for Strathfield.
The Hon India in Australia (Consulate General of India, Sydney)Mr. Manish Gupta & Mrs. Nimeesha Gupta,
Hon. Scott Farlow MLC, Government Whip in the Legislative Council.
Deputy Mayor Barbara Ward, Councillors & Community Leaders for their presence and support.
GLOBAL PEACEBUILDERS FORUM – PANEL DISCUSSION
Steve Killelea AM
Founder, Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee & Author, Peace in the Age of Chaos
Tim Ford AO
Vice President (Operations) United Nations Association of Australia NSW Division – UNAA NSW and former UN Peacekeeper.
Director, The 5 Bats Company
Lead – CultuRecode Project
Saroni Roy – Actor & Model- Actor & Model
Actor | Co-chair, Equity Diversity & Federal Councillor – MEAA
Founder & Director, Saroni Roy Foundation
Director, SRf Creatists
Creator & Producer, MAHATMA Peace Symposium
MC & Moderator: Kartik Mohandas
Harmohan Walia Desi Australia The Australia Today @The Indian Sub-continent Times Provat Feri Newspaper Sydney, Proshantika News Pehchan TV Punjab Times & SBS Hindi for your presence and continued support.
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Videography: Gold Dust
Community Outreach Supported by: Sydney Connexions Welfare Association Inc & Little India Harris Park Business Association Inc.
Influencer & Author, Indranil Bengal Halder
PRECIOUS SOCIAL IMPACT LEADERS – VOLUNTEERS & PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR: Kala Philip, Christian Rosero, Kamal Pasha, Mehboob Ali, Adarsh, Fatema Parvez, Joel Mammen,
PRODUCTION MANAGER & BOARD OF DIRECTOR, Saroni Roy Foundation – Prateek Chakraverty.