Mumbai: The 6th World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy 2020, held from 2nd October 2020 to 4th October 2020, was successfully concluded with global leaders appealing to the youth for world peace and spreading harmony and positivity during the times of the pandemic. The virtual summit culminated with the declaration of The Dalai Lama Chair, hosted by MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) at the backdrop of the World Peace Dome along with an engaging discussion on the importance of Indic Studies/The Dalai Lama Studies for Future Of World Peace, which was the key highlight of the day.
Addressing Global Issues
The three-day summit was a great success and saw a host of attendees and stalwarts addressing global issues, such as the need for the eradication of Biological and Chemical Weapons, Climate Change – Impact on World Peace, amongst others. Another prominent issue, which was highlighted was that of COVID-19, which seems to have an impact on the entire world, creating chaos in the society. The conference also witnessed participation from across the world, making it an International platform for all global citizens.
The three-day virtual summit highlighted the importance of amalgamation of Science, Religion and Philosophy as the most important source for mankind. The leaders also focussed on the key elements to creating a successful interfaith movement like acceptance to multiple paths to the divine, relieving suffering, honouring gender equality, and nurturing and protecting the natural environment.
Key conclusions like the importance of unification of Science and Spirituality to save mankind, the knowledge of how to live life through spirituality, dire need to evolve and promote a value-based universal education system, a strong belief in peace and harmony through the preaching of ancient Indian wisdom, such as, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The World is one family) and the need to imbibe Gandhi’s ideals again in this current turbulent world, were sent to the entire humanity through the platform of the 6th World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy 2020.
Speaking on the conclusion, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, UNESCO Chair Holder, Founder, MIT World Peace University, Pune, said, “There is a dire need to evolve and promote a Value-Based Universal Education System with a congruous understanding of the role of Science and Spirituality/Religion to minimize the global pandemic, confusion, violence, terrorism, massacre and atmosphere of suspicion prevailing in the world. Through the 6th virtual summit, I hope that we’ve been successful in propagating the law of peace and awakening the youth to this message.”
Shri Rahul V. Karad, Secretary, Organizing Committee Managing Trustee & Executive President, MAEER’S, MIT Pune, Executive President, MIT-WPU, said, “The COVID-19 has profoundly affected our society and has universally disturbed the peace and security across the globe. With the pandemic hampering our mundane lives, it is imperative to stand strong and fight together. With each year of organising the summit, we deliberately invite global leaders across various fields, to provide a platform to the youth to have a more holistic approach towards the society and create a framework for a peaceful and a better world.”