International Day of Non-Violence - 2 October 2019 from 10:00-13.00 hrs


10.30-11.00 hrs Meet & Greet

11.00-11.05 hrs Special video released to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

11.05-11.10 hrs Welcome to the Peace Palace by Erik de Baedts – Managing Director Carnegie Foundation & Peace Palace

11.10-11.20 hrs Welcome and Opening Remarks by Mr. Ram Lakhina – Chairman St. Standbeeld Mahatma Gandhi

11.20-11.35 hrs Address by H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony – Ambassador of India – “Significance and Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in Modern India”

11.35-11.55 hrs Keynote address by Prof. Dr. P.J.C.L. van der Velde – Professor of Asian Religions – Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies – Radbout University – “Relevance and Effectiveness of Non-Violence in Resolving Political and Social Conflicts”

11.55-12.00 hrs Great Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi – a very short film

12.00-12.20 hrs Address by Dr. Mrs. Annette van der Hoek – Indologist – “Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi Today”

12.20-12.35 hrs Announcement of the Winner and presentation of the Essay

12.35-13.00 hrs Musical Recital by Mayukh Gangopadhyay – Sarod & Imran Khan – Tabla

13.00-13.05 hrs Closing Remarks by Eric Niehe

13.05-13.45 hrs Network Reception