On the occasion of Shantikunj Golden Jubilee Year, Vice President of India H.E. M. Venkaiah Naidu and Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand Lt. General (Retd.) Gurmeet Singh visited Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya. On this special occasion, Hon’ble Vice-President inaugurated the South Asian Institute of Peace and Reconciliation.
The Institute has been set up on the lines of collaboration of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya with the University of Winchester, the UK which aims for developing research in religion, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. This institute is a much-needed addition to global Peace Studies, scholarship, and practice. It will provide practical training on religious peacebuilding, conflict analysis, and interfaith dialogue. In a ceremony held after the inauguration, Mr. Naidu said, “It is my privilege to inaugurate the “South Asian Institute of Peace and Reconciliation” dedicated to the service of humanity. Further Hon’ble Governor said, “it is my strong belief that this institution will work for peace, harmony, and love in the world.