International seminar on 'Teacher Education for Peace and Harmony'


Subject:  Invitation for the “International seminar on Teacher Education for Peace and Harmony”.


Dear Sir,

We are happy to invite you to participate in the International seminar on ”Teacher Education for Peace & Harmony” from Feb 11 to 13, 2012 at New Delhi, organized by that IASE Deemed University, Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar, Rajasthan, India with the support of GUJARAT VIDYAPITH: AHMEDABAD (,JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY (,THE TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING—INDIA (, NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHA’IS OF INDIA (, Global Harmony Association (GHA):



Prior to this International Seminar a One day Pre-Seminar Workshop was conducted at New Delhi on 24thSeptember, 2011.  About 80 eminent educationists, experts in value education, former bureaucrats/heads of various Educational organizations like University Grants Commission (UGC), National Council of Education Research & Training (NCERT), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), Indira Gandhi National Open university(IGNOU), National Institute of Open School (NIOS), Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), various University  etc. and a number of Vice Chancellors interested in the cause of Teachers Education through Human Values, Peace and Harmony participated in the workshop. They all advocated that only Value based only Teachers education would bring long term and stable transformation of society.


Hence, we are pleased to invite you in view of your institutional work and your rich experience in the field of peace & harmony development and Teacher education. Your participation will immensely contribute towards improving the quality of the Teacher Education and more importantly achieving Global Peace through Harmony.

A copy of the seminar brochure is enclosed for your kind perusal.

We will appreciate if you could kindly respond to our invitation at your earliest.


Thanking you,

Warm regards,


Dr. Surendra Pathak

Seminar Convener

Note: Please visit for the details of the Seminar.






Kanak Mal Dugar

Chancellor, IASE Deemed University, President of Gandhi Vidya Mandir

Vice President, Global Harmony Association, Honorary President, GHA-India



Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar

Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Ahmedabad

Samani Charitra Prajna

Vice Chancellor, Jain Vishwa Bharti Deemed University, Ladnun, Rajasthan

Dr. A K. Marchent

General Secretary,

Temple of Understanding—India

Ms. Naznene Rowhani,

Secretary, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of India


Vice Chairman


M L Bhatt

Vice Chancellor, IASE Deemed University



Dr. M L Sharma

Former Principal Education Specialist

Asian Development Bank

Dr. N. K. Ambasht

Pro Vice Chancellor IASE Deemed University,

Former Chairman – National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS, Govt. of India)

Prof. O. S. Dewal

Former Principal, Regional College of Education (NCERT), Ajmer

Prof. Puran Chand

Advisor, Gandhi Vidya Mandir,

Former Joint Director, NCERT, New Delhi

Seminar Director

Dr. Dinesh Kumar

Former Pro VC, IASE Deemed University, Principal, Basic Teachers’ Training College, 09414086003


Seminar Convener

Dr. Surendra Pathak

Head of the Department, Value Education, IASE Deemed University, 09414086007


Institutional Co-coordinator


Dr. Pushpa Motiyani

Head, Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapith Deemed University


Prof. B. R. Dugar

Professor & Head, Department of Nonviolence

and Peace Jain Vishwa Bharti Deemed University, Ladnun, Rajasthan


Email for Seminar Correspondence





BOARD OF ADVISORS (International)



Professor Clarence B. Jones (USA)

Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor at the 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Stanford University

Mr. Charles Mercieca, Ph.D. (USA)
President, International Association of Educators for World Peace 
Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament
Professor Emeritus, Alabama A&M University
Hon President & Professor, SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich

Dr. Leo Semashko, (Russia)

Founder and President: Global Harmony Association (GHA) and International Website "Peace from Harmony",State Councillor of St.Petersburg,Founder and Director, Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;

Former Professor Sociology, St. Petersburg Universities

Professor Bob Adamson (Hong Kong)

Head, Dept of International Education & Lifelong Learning
Hong Kong Institute of Education

Professor Michael Pye (Germany)
Professor of the Study of Religions, University of Marburg, Germany (retired),

 Research Associate (International Buddhist Studies), Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research
Institute, Otani University, Kyoto, Japan

Dr.  Kofi Kumado (Ghana)

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Honorary Member of the International Commission of Jurists (2001)

Professor Dayantha S Wijeyesekera (Sri Lanka) 
Emeritus Professor, University of Moratuwa, Member, National Education Commission,

Chairman, Standing Committee on Tertiary and Technological Education of the Commission,

The Country Representative of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)

Dr. Neil Hawkes (Oxford, UK)

Cert.Ed, ACP, BA, MEd, FCol P, D.Phil (Oxford), FRSA

International consultant in Values-based Education, Director of the charity ALIVE (Association of Living Values Education

International), Director of the Values Education Trust in the UK

Prof. Mohandas Menon, Ph.D.(Malaysia)
Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic support), Wawasan University Open University, Malaysia

Dr.  Dephne Romy (Switzerland)

Member, French National Center for Scientific Research affiliated Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches: Fondements du Droit Public. Founder of Académie Sans Frontières, a network of scholars worldwide as well as Sociolinguists on Facebook.  Author of several publications and articles to be found on her blog at and she is the Editor-in-Chief of a special issue of the French Journal Droit et Culture

Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana (Washington D.C)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

Founding members & Associate Director of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

Dr. Federico V Niduasa (Philippines)

President, International Research Center for Global Peace and Harmony, Inc., Academic Researcher on Peace, Japan Humanistic Anthropology Association, Tokyo, Japan, National Director for Family Values, Anti-Drug Campaign, Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines Asia Coordinator , International Police Commission, General Headquarters, Sacramento, California, United States of America

Marcos Estrada (Brazil)

General Coordinator, Youth Team for a Culture of Peace

Produce the Final Civil Society Report of the UN International Decade for a Culture of Peace

Vivek Umrao Glenderning (Australia)

Editor, The Ground Report India, Chairman & CEO, Ground Report Media Pvt Ltd

Member, Wikimedia, Australia, International Journalist, The Chartered Institute of Journalists, London UK

Member, International PEN, England, Member, Sydney PEN, Australia

Harinder Mishra (Jerusalem, Israel)

Faculty, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem correspondent of Press Trust of India (PTI) since 2004, worked as a special correspondent for BBC and DW based out of Jerusalem, former sub-editor and news monitor at All India Radio for six years, completed doctorate studies at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.




Ms Radha Bhatt (New Delhi)

Chairperson, Gandhi Peace foundation and Veteran Gandhian 

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar (Pune)

Founder – C-Dac, ER&DC, Techno Park, IIIT, ETH Research Lab and Maltiversity

Fellow IEEE, Fellow ACM, Fellow CSI, INAE, NAScI, IETE, MASc

Padamashri, Maharastra Bhushan

J. Veera Raghavan (Gurgaon, Delhi)

Former Secretary, Human Recourse Development, Govt. of India

M K Kaw (New Delhi)

Former Principal Advisor (Education) Planning Commission & Former Secretary (HRD) Govt. of India.

Dean, Sri Sathya Sai International Centre for Human Values

Dr. J. S. Rajput (New Delhi)

Educationist, former director - NCERT

Prof. Ravindra Kumar (Meerut)

Awarded Padma Shri, Former Vice Chancellor, Meerut University; Hon. Patron, Stallion College of Engineering & Technology;  
Secretary-General, World Peace Movement Trust; Editor, Global Peace International Journal, Consultant to the United Nations UP GS 

Prof. Mohammad Miyan (Hyderabad)
Vice-Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

Prof. A.K. Bakshi (Allahabad)
Vice-Chancellor, UP Rajshri Tandan Open University

Prof. Surya Nath Prasad (Nagpur)

Former President and currently Executive Vice President of International Association of Educators for World Peace

Prof. M C Sharma (New Delhi)

School of Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

Prof. R R Gaur (New Delhi)

Advisor & Ex. Head, National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering, IIT Delhi,

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi (Retd.)

Dr. Sushila Bhan (New Delhi)

Treasurer, The Temple of Understanding—India

Dr. T. N. Dhar (New Delhi)

Former Joint Director, NCERT, New Delhi

Dr. Syed Salman Chishty (Ajmer Sharif)

Gaddi Nashin - Khadim e Khawaja Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty

Dargah Khawaja Saheb Ajmer Sharif and Director, Chishty Foundation, Ajmer Sharif 

Humanitarian Non-Profit Trust, Regd. Govt. of India

Dr Yugandhar GR (Hyderabad)

Founder-The World United, MS, Institute of Transformational Medicine,

(Connecting People through Personal & Planetary Evolution Spiritual Science - Holistic Health - Environment)

Prof. Ganesh Bagariya (Kanpur)

Jeevan Vidya Prabodhak and Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, HBTI

Prof. Ummed Singh (Surat)

Professor and Coordinator M.Ed. (Specialisation : Educational Technology), South Gujarat University, Surat  

Dr. Nand Kishore Acharya (Hyderabad)

Professor IIIT Hyderabad,

Former Prof. Ahimsa, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi UniversityWardha, Maharastra

Prof. B.K. Tripathi (New Delhi)

Joint Director, NCERT, New Delhi

Ishwar Dayal Kansal (New Delhi)

Promoter and Chief Editor, SANSKARAM (Hindi Magazine), New Delhi

Shri Pawan Gupta (Mussoorie)

Founder, Society for Integrated Development of Himalayas, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Shri Himanshu Dugar (Bhuj, Gujarat)

Social Worker and Educational consultant

Dr. Sandeep Purohit (Jaipur)

Web-Editor, Rajashthan Patrika

Dr. Rajendra Khimani (Ahmedabad)

Registrar, Gujarat Vidyapeeth,Ahmedabad





Dr. Surendra Pathak
Head of the Department,
ChetnaVikas Mulya Shiksha (Value Education)
IASE Deemed University, Gandhi Vidya Mandir,
Sardarshahar, 331401, Dist-Churu, Rajasthan, India
Phone: 01564 223625, Fax- 01564-220057, 2236827
Mobile: +91-9414086007,  E-mail:

President -  GHA -INDIA  (

Member International Advisory Board : GROUND REPORT INDIA

Former Director, Jeevan Vidya Study Centre, Somaiya Vidya Vihar, Mumbai

Personal Blogs / websites

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