A message of universal peace, unity and harmony by WeSchool on the eve of 26/11

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Torchbearers and change makers in women empowerment, international relations, social work, adventure and journalism   honored in the presence of Amruta Fadnavis at  the Global Peace Initiative 2016

Mumbai, November 26, 2016: On November 26, 2008, Mumbai was to witness one of the most brutal attacks on mankind that drew widespread criticism and brought the world together to condemn terrorism in one voice. In remembrance of those brave hearts and martyrs that lost their lives during the attack, Prin L.N Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool) organized Global Peace Initiative for the fifth year in an effort to sensitize the youth towards the need to recognize their role in maintaining and promoting world peace. WeSchool felicitated personalities that have dedicated their lives to promote the cause of peace by fighting terror and violence in their own special way. 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.

Gul Kripalani, Consulate General of Iceland in Mumbai and Advocate Shri.S.K. Jain, Chairman, LMC, WeSchool and Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali, the founding trust of WeSchool graced the occasion with their august presence.Amruta Fadnavis, Associate Vice-President, Axis Bank and Chief Guest of the event appreciated    theefforts put in by WeSchool to engage students to spread awareness about unity and peace . Advocate Shri. S.K. Jain, Chairman, LMC, WeSchool and Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali said,” Peace and harmony are not just words but instruments of change that remove human suffering and degradation. Youth is the future and WeSchool is committed to mentor them to recognize their rightful role and place in the diversely multicultural global society.”

Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool in his welcome note said, “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 proud to honor them for their dedication and lifelong efforts to create structures of peace across the globe.”

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 honored 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 neighborhood peace committees in  Dharavi, Sagar Gangurde, Director of Indian Programs, Seeds of Peace. an international non-profit, non-political organization was felicitated for his contribution in inspiring   young global leaders in communities divided by conflict and helping them get equipped with the skills and relationships needed to accelerate change , 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, Jatin Desai, General Secretary of Indian chapter of Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum and adventure sportsman Wing Cmdr Paramvir Singh who uses sports as means to spread the message of peace were also honored for their relentless efforts and contribution  to make the world a better place to live in .

The dignified ramp walk aptly titled ‘We Wish You Peace’ saw eminent personalities from media, Bollywood, television, beauty, education, walking the ramp with children from Community Development Center, Sneha Sagar project. More than 30 celebs including Actors Nia Sharma, Gautam Gera , Manish Paul, Gautam Gulati, , Ravi Dubey, Tanisha Mukherjee and Spandan ,ad guru Bharat  Dabholkar ,roadies Raghu RamRajiv Laxman and many others  walked the ramp.

They were joined by Ms Diva  Roshmita Harimoothry and Mr World Rohit Khandelwal, stand-up comedians Aditi Mittal , Adar Malik and celebrity chefs Ajay Chopra and  Harpal Singh. In keeping with the theme of non-violence, Ace designer Archna Kocchar had contributed  her mite by designing the graceful outfits worn by celebs and NGO children  in ‘Ahinsa’ silk .

WeSchool has been associated with Mumbai’s Police force through its various initiatives like collaborating on their Program for sensitizing young school and college  students on the working modalities of law enforcement agency, ‘Safe Women Safe Nation’ ,a seminar  with a 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 Akshara Foundation and many more


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