International Day of Non-Violence - 2 October 2017 from 10:00-13.00 hrs


10.00-10.20 hrs Meet and Greet

10.20-10.25 hrs Welcome to the Peace Palace by Mr. Jeroen Vervliet – Carnegie Foundation

10.25-10.35 hrs Welcome and Opening Remarks by Mr. Ram Lakhina – Chairman St. Standbeeld Mahatma Gandhi

10.35-10.50 hrs “The Role of Non-Violence in winning India’s Independence and Its Relevance Today” by H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony – Ambassador of India

10.50-11.10 hrs “Non-Violence Strategy for Political Change” by Mr. Lionel Veer – Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of The
Netherlands to UNESCO

11.10-11.20 hrs “Mahatma Gandhi’ enduring legacy and its relevance in the contemporary world” by Shobhana Radhakrishna – Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance, SCOPE, India

11.20-11.35 hrs Concluding Address by Mr. Rabin Baldewsingh – Deputy Mayor of The Hague

11.35-12.00 hrs Musical Recital by Lenneke van Staalen (violin) & Heiko Dijker (tabla)

12.00-12.05 hrs Closing Remarks by Eric Niehe – Former Dutch Ambassador to India

12.05-13.00 hrs Network Reception