365telugu.com,online news,Hyderabad, June 24, 2020 – MIT World Peace University which is one of India’s leading education institute, announced the inauguration of a 4 -Day International virtual Conference on a burning issue which is Eradication of biological and chemical weapons. MIT World Peace University which staunchly believes in undertaking initiatives that aid in World Peace has consciously decided to spread awareness through this conference. The conference aims to bring together all the nations together to build a mechanism to end the threat of bio warfare by establishing a legal discourse towards curbing research and development of such weapons. Relevant to the current times where the global pandemic COVID has shaken the world with its severe effects and continues to threaten countries even with medical advanced technology. There have been multiple speculations which have been raised regarding the origin of the virus, some claiming it to be a trigger for a biological warfare. Biological Weapons Convention and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons which are the two important bodies which are tasked to getting rid of weapons of mass destruction, unfortunately do not hold an authority to abolish any decision. The four-day conference will witness eminent stalwarts from various fields deliberating discussing and sharing their expertise on different aspects of bio warfare and to jointly contribute towards creating a legal framework. Some of the prominent personalities include by UNESCO Chair Holder Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad – Founder President, MIT World Peace University, Founder Executive President, WPC, MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Hon’ble Justice K. G. Balakrishnan – Former Chief Justice of India,Former Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC), Hon’ble Dr. Rajendra Singh – Well Known Water Conservationist (Waterman of India) & Chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Hon’ble GVV Sarma, , IAS, Member secretary , National disaster management authority Government of India ,Hon’ble, Dr.A. Velumani – Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. & Former Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Founder and Managing Director, Nuclear Healthcare Ltd. (NHL), Hon’ble Shri. Arif Mohammed Khan – Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, Former Cabinet Minister, Energy and Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, Hon’ble Prof. Dr. Atanu Basu – Director Grade Scientist G, ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Department of Health Research, Min of Health & FW, Govt of India & Adjunct Professor, School of Life Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi. The conference comprises of a marathon of diverse sessions focusing on various facets of the Bio/Chem warfare.
During the inaugural ceremony Rahul V. Karad, Vice President – MAEER’s MIT Group, Executive President –MIT WPU, founder – BCS, MITSOG, NTC, NWP, Sarpanch Sandsad said “There is a pressing need to create a global voice for all nations to work in harmony in order to develop human safety. Through this conference our agenda is to bring together all the nations under one umbrella to evolve a mechanism to eradicate bio/ chemical – weapons and also to establish a legal discourse towards the restriction of the research and development of bio-chem warfare”.Speaking on the inaugural ceremony Dr. N T Rao, Vice chancellor, MIT-WPU said “In this International Conference various intellectual minds have come together to make an appeal to the United Nations to destroy this impending threat caused by chemical and biological weapons. At MIT WPU, believers of world peace collectively speak, deliberate and come to a conclusion and pass the resolution for the betterment of the world “.Speaking on the occasion Pravin V Patil, CEO, Centre for Industry – Academia Partnership, MIT- WPU said “We are truly overwhelmed to see the support and response from the people, till now we have had over 5000 registrations across the globe. We are glad to organize this International conference as it is a platform bringing together global spokespeople to discuss the gravity of Bio warfare”.Through this conference an effort will be made to awaken the youth globally to the dangers of such bio-hazards, which should be condemned with an intent of consolidating the message of ‘safe and secure mankind’. The conference will also focus on the need to address the issue of preparedness for future so that we can safeguard ourselves against such global adversities.Appended below are the session wise details
DAY 1 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020Session One (1600hrs to 1730hrs) Topic – 5W’s of the Biologiacal and chemical warfare Eminent Speakers –Hon’ble Dr.A. Velumani – Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. & Former Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Founder and Managing Director, Nueclear Healthcare Ltd. (NHL), (Dr.) Ram Athavale –Consultant and Professor, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Security and Risk MitigationLt. General Dr. D.B. Shekatkar – Chancellor, Sikkim University, President, Forum For Integrated National Security (FINES),Former Chairman , Committee of Experts on Re-Organising India’s National Defence and Re-Balancing of Defence Budget (Shekatkar Committee)
Session Two (1800hrs to 2000hrs):Topic – Pandemic: Time to prepare and prevent than repair and repent Eminent Speakers – Hon’ble Dr. (Ms.) Gagandeep Kang – Executive Director, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute.Hon’ble Shri. Arif Mohammed Khan – Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, Former Cabinet Minister, Energy and Civil Aviation, Govt. of IndiaHon’ble Prof. Dr. AtanuBasu – Director Grade Scientist G, ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Department of Health Research, Min of Health & FW, Govt of India & Adjunct Professor, School of
Day 2 – Wednesday, 24th June 2020:Session 3: (1400 hrs to 1530 hrs)Topics: Invisible Enemy, Visible Destruction: Failure of Science and Global Governance?Eminent Speakers – Hon’ble Shri. Shashank – Former Foreign Secretary of India & India’s Ex. Ambassador to Denmark, South Korea and LibyaHon’ble Padma Vibhushan Shri. G. Madhavan Nair – Former Chairman, ISRO & Secretary to the Department of Space, Govt. of India and Chairman, Space CommissionAmb. Shri. Anil K. Trigunayat (Retd. IFS) – Former Ambassador of India to Jordan, Libya and Malta, President, MIICCIA Chamber of Commerce Secretary, Association of Indian Diplomats ( Former Ambassadors) and Distinguished Fellow Vivekananda International FoundationSession 4 : (1600 hrs to 1730 hrs)Topics : Biological & Chemical Weapons: Siding with Angels or Demons?Eminent Speakers – Mr. Andrew Weber – Non-resident Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer CenterHon’ble Dr. S. J. S. Flora – DIRECTOR, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research – Raebareli and DIRECTOR (Additional Charge), National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research – Mohali, Ministry of Chemical & Fertilizers, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of IndiaHon’ble Amb. Shri. Rajendra M. Abhyankar – Former Foreign Secretary of India and Professor of Practice of Diplomacy and Public Affairs, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana UniversitySession 5 : (1800 hrs to 2000 hrs):Topics : Special Session on the Stories of Survivors*Eminent Speakers – Hon’ble Ms. Laxmi Agarwal – Campaigner, Stop Acid Attacks MissionHon’ble Ms. Rachana Dhingra – International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal
Day 3 – Thursday, 25th June 2020:Session 6 : (1400 hrs to 1530 hrs).Topics : Redefining Defence Doctrine: Border Security to Human SecurityEminent Speakers – Hon’ble Lt. Gen.(Retd.) Nirbhay Sharma – PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM , Former Governor, Mizoram & Arunachal PradeshHon’ble Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah – Former Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim UniversityHon’ble Padma Shri. Prakash Singh – IPS (Retd.), Chairman, Indian Police Foundation and Institute, Former DG, BSF, Former DGP, Uttar Pradesh & Assam, Former Member, National Security Advisory Board & Member, Justice Verma CommitteeSession 7: 1600 hrs to 1730 hrsTopics : COVID-19: Virus in the Body or Soul?Eminent Speakers – Hon’ble Maulana Mahmood Madani – General Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind & Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha.Speech by the Eminent Speaker Honble Shri. Anil Pradhan – Founder, International Public School for Rural Innovation (IPSFRI).Acharya Shri. Pundrik Goswami – Sriman Madhva Gaudeshwar Vaishnava Acharya (Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh)Hon’ble Dr. Lobsang Sangay – President, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)Dr. Kavita A. Sharma – President, South Asian UniversitySession 8: 1800 hrs to 2000 hrs.Topics : How Universities can Contribute to Curb Misuse of Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Day 4 – Friday, 26th June 2020:Session 9: 1400 hrs to 1530 hrs.Topics : Climate Change, Poverty & Pandemic: Is it time to recalibrate SDGs?Eminent Speakers – Session 10: 1600 hrs to 1730 hrs.Topics : Role of UN in Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction : Priorities and Prospects, from the eyes of youth.Session Valedictory: 1800 hrs to 2000 hrsTopics Legal Framework for Implementing CWC & BWC.Eminent Speakers – Shri. Rahul V. Karad – Executive President, MIT World Peace University, Pune & Chief Initiator, MIT SOG, Founder, BCS,s NTC, NWPDr. N. T. Rao – Vice Chancellor, MIT World Peace University, PuneSharing Future Roadmap and Vision of the Conference by UNESCO Chair Holder Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad – Founder President, MIT World Peace University, Founder Executive President, WPC, MAEER’s MIT Group of InstitutionsFor further details on the international conference and registration do log on to www.ebcw2020.com