iTV Network and The Sunday Guardian Foundation in association with Believe Foundation (India) and Dr. Raman Bhai Patel Foundation (South Africa) celebrated victory of Love over Hatred and celebrated the 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi and 100 years of Mandela’s inspirational lives. The event ‘Gandhi Mandela Peace Initiative’ held at Hotel Imperial, holds some important panel discussion on the topics related to Global Peace for Youth, Women, Environment, Education, Health, Gender Sensitivity, Arts and Cinema with powerful keynotes delivered by great thought leaders.
During the Gandhi Mandela peace initiative event, Mr. Kartikeya Sharma honored Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela and 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
In his address, Mr. Kartikeya Sharma asserted that it is the right time to profess the teachings of both the iconic leaders. He said that the two exceptional leaders have shown the world a way of change, peace and social fabric. He added that the two leaders have also highlighted the importance of co-existence, animal protection and the environment in their teachings.
Shri Kartikeya Sharma, Founder & Promoter, iTV Network during his key note speech said “The way Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela’s approached social problems were impressive and revolutionary.” Further he announced, iTV Network initiative of the formation of AskGandhi.in to spread the teachings and ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi. He said “It’s a great opportunity to profess the teachings of both the iconic leaders, AskGandhi.in is an interactive platform for the current and future generations to engage with the ideals and principles on every facet Mahatma Gandhi’s life. Both Gandhi and Mandela showed the way of change, peace and social fabric to the world.”
There was another interesting session on environment and sustainability which was attended by Mr. Walter Lindner, Hon. German Ambassador of India, Govt. of India; Mr. Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter, iTV Network; Mr. Ricky Kej, Grammy Award Winner and Environmentalist; Mr. Sudhir Mishra, Environmental Lawyer Committee member of Ministry of Environment and Forest and Dr. Devendra Kumar Agarwal, Expert Member, National Green Tribunal. During the session, Mr. Kartikeya Sharma spoke about the teachings of both the iconic leaders who gave messages for peace, mutual co-existence, protect animals and environment and taught us about non-violence, sustainability and life Eco-system. While, Mr. Ricky Kej said that, “Human beings should live life is close to nature to avoid pollution and other problems.”
In another interactive session on Education system in India, the panelists including Mr. Adi Godrej, Chairperson Godrej Group; Mr. Ghanshyam Tiwari, SP, Co-founder, Harvard India, Conference; Mr. Kartikeya Sharma, Founder & Promoter, iTV Network; Dr. Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University; Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University; Kunwar Shekhar Viendra, Chancellor, Shobhit University. During the session, Mr. Kartikeya Sharma, said “Education, teaching process is changing fast along with technology and new ways to educate children is needed.” While, Mr. Adi Godrej said “Gandhi and Mandela fought hard for the education to all.”