Imperatives of Human Solidarity in times of Global Pandemic Crisis


The Malviya Centre of Peace Research (MCPR), UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding Banaras Hindu University and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti organised an international webinar on “Imperatives of Human Solidarity in times of Global Pandemic Crisis” on September 14-15, 2020.
On Day one, the conference began with the welcome address given by Smt. Geeta Shukla, Research Officer, GSDS. 80 participants took part in the webinar. Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya, UNESCO Chair for Peace, Malviya Centre for Peace Research, FSS, BHU who chaired the session. The other speakers in the two-day deliberations included: Ms. Veronika Yarnykh, UNESCO Chair on Media and Information Literacy and Media Education of Citizens Moscow Pedagogical State University; Dr. M. Satish Kumar, Director Internationalization School of Natural and Built Environment Culture and Society; Ms. Milena Dragidevic Sesic, UNESCO Chair in Studies of Interculturalism Art and Cultural Management and Mediation in the Balkans; Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS and Dr. Manoj K Mishra Coordinator (MCPR).
Day two included the “Young Researchers Forum” where speakers from different parts of the world shared their ideas. The speakers included: Mr. Razafimamonjy Faniriantosoa Rindranirina from Antananarivo University Madagascar; Ms. Jyoti Singh PhD student from Bahasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan (India); Ms. Hsin Yen Phoebe Mok Master –Graduate School of International Peace Studies, Soka University of Japan; Ms. Debika Mitra, PhD Scholar, University of Burdwan, West Bengal (India); Mr. Victor Alinase Chipofya from Gandhi Consultative Forum, Malawi; Mr. Mushtaq ul Haq Ahmed, Sikander M.Phil, Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Srinagar, J & K (India); Ms. Puja Raj, PhD Scholar and Ms. Hina Mushtaq PhD Scholar from University of Delhi and Mr. Tom Davis PhD Scholar, MCPR, Banaras Hindu University, India.