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Resurrecting Kashmir

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Problem Statement Kashmir, a land of celebrated traditions, peace, tranquility and ideological diversity has been passing through a state of turbulence due to protracted conflicts for over two decades. There has been a dramatic rise in militancy and violence. This continued unrest has resulted in an erosion of the social and cultural ethos as well as in the economic and social development of the State. Why OVBI is getting involved? OVBI believe's that every individual can make a meaningful impact and play a role in the betterment of the global Indian community and together we can transform the world. It is with this purpose that OVBI plans to support a multi stakeholder Conference on ‘Kashmir Back to Paradise’ on 22nd November, 2016 in Delhi. Objective Provide a platform to diverse groups from Kashmir such as Women, Youth, Entrepreneurs, and persons who are both engaged and/or affected by militancy, apart from various stakeholders like Academia , Business Community, Youth Leaders, Media, Women working in Social Sector etc to share their views on the current situation and ponder over a peaceful solution and eventually come up with resolutions for a more peaceful and prosperous Kashmir. Action Plan The Conference is expected to generate the Path Ahead with the objectives of providing a Framework for
  • Identifying important parameters/ factors which will act as instruments of peace and prosperity
  • Promoting education, especially girls education
  • Promoting employment entrepreneurship ,skill development ,industry and sustainable livelihoods
  • Promoting Kashmiri art, culture, literature , poetry and music.
OVBI's larger goal is to strengthen the fabric of India and provide necessary support to hard hit people of Kashmir in field of education, grass root employment, entrepreneurship ideas, etc and we believe this conference may be the catalyst for these initiatives and we would like to support it from our end. Conference Details Towards this end, The Art of Living is hosting a multi-stakeholder conference on ‘Kashmir: Back to Paradise’. Date: 23rd November 2016 Keynote Speaker: Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Chief Guest: Shri Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs Venue: Abhinav Theater, Canal Road, Jammu Participation in the conference is by invitation only. For more enquiries, please write to: sanjay.kumar@artofliving.org.

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