New Delhi – The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous body with the Ministry of Home Affairs, organized an Inter-faith harmony dialogue here on Thursday.
Encouraging inter-faith dialogue for shared security, peace and prosperity is part of the mission of NFCH. The event was organized as a follow up to the United Nations appeal to observe the first week of the month of February every year as the World Inter-faith Harmony Week.
Important leaders of the inter-faith movement representing different religions who participated in this dialogue to promote peace and harmony were Acharya Lokesh Muni, Dr. A.K. Merchant, Maulana Umar Iliyasi, Angmo, Rabbi E.I. Malekar, Sardar Paramjeet Singh Chandhok, . Binalakshmi Nepram, Dr. M.M. Verma, Air Chief Marshall (Retd) Nirmal Suri and Jeroninio Almeida
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Radha Kumar, a noted academician, interlocutor for Kashmir and a member of the Governing Council, NFCH
While appreciating the UN proclamation to highlight the significance of the inter-faith harmony dialogue and lead taken by NFCH, the participants felt the need of sharing each other’s cultural and spiritual tenets to reduce myths and misunderstandings about each other.