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Global Dharma Conference - July 25-27

Chitra Parayath
06/17/2003

The Global Dharma Conference will be held from July 25-27th in Edison, New Jersey. It promises to be the biggest event ever organized by the second generation Indian Americans youths and student organizations in North America. The conference is expected to attract close to 5000 people from around the world. Featured speakers include Mr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Dr. Bikram Chaudhary, and Ms. Kiran Bedi who will interact with the participants closely during the conference. Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya of Kamakoti , H.H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and H.H The Dalai Lama will be joining the Dharma Conference via video conference. .

Todayís world needs to rediscover the principles and means for sustainability. This conference aims to understand ways to promote harmony and sustaining principles, ethical as well as universal, in various spheres of modern life including: Self Development, Family, Health, Society, Science & Technology, Education, Business, Economy, Environment, Government, Politics, Human Rights and Spirituality to mention the major ones.

The Goals of the conference are
∑ To introduce the concept and meaning of Dharma to the modern world .
∑ To bring together students from ancient and modern cultures to deliver the message of Dharma.
∑ To educate the world about the philosophical and cultural heritage based on Dharma.
∑ To establish a network of organizations, institutions and individuals who subscribes to the concept of Dharma and contribute towards global peace, harmony and progress.
This unique event will feature talks and presentations by various leaders/scholars and workshops, demos, skits, debates, discussions, songs, social, cultural activities and exhibitions. Large group sessions and events will be held at the Convention Center, while small breakout sessions will be held in the surrounding hotels.

An immensely successful Fundraising/Awareness Dinner for the Global Dharma Conference was organized on Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Antunís in Hicksville, New York. And this time the conference was publicly endorsed by none other that the Bollywood superstar Mr. Anil Kapoor. The dinner was attended by over 150 prominent New York area community leaders, businesspersons, and media representatives.

Mr. Kapoor congratulated the young people for organizing the Global Dharma Conference. "These young minds are showing how one can be away from their culture, yet be close to it", he said. He further urged everyone to support this noble effort by attending the conference in large numbers.

Guests to the conference include HH Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Zakir Hussain , Apache Indian, Dino Moreo Gulshan Grover Mahima Choudhary and Goldie Hawn.
For information about the event , please visit www.dharmaconference.org. Register now for substantial early bird discounts.



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