Lama to inaugurate Satyagraha Intl conference

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New Delhi, Nov 13: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will inaugurate Satyagraha Centenary International Conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) today.

The week-long conference will be attended by former Prime Minister I K Gujral, former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray and social activist Medha Patkar.

The theme of the first part of the conference is Globalisation of the Gandhian Way: Sociology, Politics and Science of Satyagraha, which will be held for four days.

Mahatma Gandhi"s grand daughter and Chancellor of Durban University Professor Ila Gandhi will deliver the key note address at the concluding ceremony, scheduled to be held in Champaran on November 20.

Student leaders of various organisations are also expected to address the meeting.

Delegates from seventeen countries, including Pakistan, Nepal, Bangaldesh, South Africa, Iran, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Ukraine and United States are likely to participate in the conference.


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