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TO MARK MANDELA INTERNATIONAL  CENTENARY DAY 2018
Programme : TO MARK MANDELA INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY DAY 2018
Start Date:  18 Jul 2018  At:  10:30  .Gandhi King Memorial Plaza & C.D. Deshmukh Aud. 
Description :
 
To Mark Mandela International  Centenary Day 2018
Commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday
 
At Gandhi-King Memorial Plaza: 10:30 to 11:00
 
Commemoration Service
 
Songs by School Choirs from Delhi NCR
 
 
 
At  C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium: 11:00 to 12:15
 
Mandela Katha Mala
 
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart that its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela from his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, published in 1994
 
 
 
Message from the UN Secretary General to be read by Mr. Derk Segaar, Director, United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan
 
 
 
Speakers: H.E. Dr. Hlamalani Nelly Manzini, High Commissioner of South Africa; Ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, former Indian High Commissioner to South Africa and United Kingdom, and Honorary Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London; and Shri Suhas Borker, Convener, Working Group on Alternative Strategies
 
 
 
Interactive session with students of schools from Delhi NCR
 
 
 
Foyer  outside the Auditorium
 
Madiba and His Struggle
 
An exhibition of paintings by students of Bluebells School International
 
 
 
Organised as part of Taking Children to Gandhi series that brings children closer to the enduring legacy of Gandhi’s non-violent struggle for equity, justice, pluralism and sustainable development
 
 
 
(Collaboration: Gandhi Yuva Baradari; United Nations Information Centre; and Working Group on Alternative Strategies)
 
 
 
 

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Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture
Programme : Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture
Start Date:  18 Jul 2018  At:  18:30  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture
 
Speaker: Ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, former Indian High Commissioner to South Africa and United Kingdom, and Honorary Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
 
Introduction: Suhas Borker, Convener, Working Group on Alternative Strategies
 
Chair:  H.E. Dr. Hlamalani Nelly Manzini, High Commissioner of South Africa 
 
(Collaboration: South African High Commission; and Working Group on Alternative Strategies)
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Incest Abuse: A Researched Perspective
Programme : Incest Abuse: A Researched Perspective
Start Date:  18 Jul 2018  At:  18:30  .CONFERENCE ROOM I 
Description :
Speaker: Ms Supreet Dhiman, Director, Research of End Incest Trust 
 
She is founder of 3 humanist organisations raising environmental concerns through adventure activities, transforming lives of underprivileged through education, and most recently, she is striving for a world free of incest abuse
 
 
 
Chair: Dr. Simmi Waraich, A Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with professional footprint in India nd Australia
 
 
The talk will look at prevalence and impact of sexual abuse within families, with data from 21 Indian States and UTs

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Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy
Programme : Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy
Start Date:  16 Jul 2018  At:  15:00  .CONFERENCE ROOM II 
Description :
Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy
Speakers: Ms Bonnie Glaser, Director, China Power Project, CSIS; Ambassador Derek Mitchell, former US Ambassador to Myanmar; Ambassador Vinod C. Khanna, former Director, Institute of Chinese Studies; and Ms Kristy Hsu, Director, Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center 
 
(Collaboration: Institute of Chinese Studies)
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The Monks who Won the Grammy (53 min; 2018; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Programme : The Monks who Won the Grammy (53 min; 2018; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Start Date:  16 Jul 2018  At:  18:30  .C.D. DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM 
Description :
The Monks who Won the Grammy (53 min; 2018; dvd; English & with subtitles)
 
Directed by Aparna Sanyal who will introduce the film
 
Supported by Films Division of India and the Charles Wallace India Trust
 
 
 
Screening will be followed by a discussion with Aparna Sanyal and Khenpo Pema Negi, senior teacher at the Palpung University for the Buddhist Sciences
 
 
 
The monks of Palpung Sherabling Monastic seat in Himachal Pradesh won a Grammy in 2003 for their ritual chants. The film looks at the history, mythology and philosophy of Vajrayana Buddhism through the prism of the monastery exploring the story of Buddhism’s move towards Tantricism in the 7th century and the refuge it received in Tibet over a period of time. Interwoven with tales of Palpung; the master translator of the 10th century, Marpa Lotsawa; Siddhas from India such as Tilopa, Naropa and Guru Padmasambhava; Tai Situ lineage; and finally the monks who received a Grammy for an art practice that has existed for centuries

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