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K G Suresh first Indian on jury since festival inception



K G Suresh first Indian on jury since festival inception


New Delhi, June 13: K G Suresh, Director and Chief Editor, Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony (India), has been named as an international jury for the upcoming fourth Plural+ International Youth Video Festival, organised by United Nations' organisations.


Suresh is the only Indian to be nominated as a jury since the inception of the festival in 2009 and the only South Asian to be part of this year's seven member international jury.


The International Jury was made public in New York last week.


The festival is organised annually by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organisation for Migration. The award ceremony for the 2012 festival would be held in New York on December 6, 2012.


The other members of the 2012 International Jury are: Kristine Collins, Canada; Hyunsook Chung, Korea: David Ritchie, USA: Farah Mohammoud, UK/Sudan; Mariana Araujo, Mexico and Valentí Gómez i Oliver, Spain.


About PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival


Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ supports youth in addressing the key challenges of their communities related to migration, diversity and social inclusion.


A link to the Plural+ festival website is given below for your kind perusal and reference:


About GFCH


GFCH India was launched in Delhi on January 22, 2008 at a function attended and addressed by great religious and spiritual masters belonging to all faiths including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, founder of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of the Art of Living Sri Sri Ravishankar, renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev, the then chief of Akal Takht, the highest spiritual seat of the Sikh community, Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, the president of Chinmaya Yuvak Kendra Swami Mitrananda, Jain Muni Sumermal, the Arch Bishop of Mumbai Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the then chief of Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband Maulana Mahmood Ali Madani, Jewish Rabbi Ezekiel Issac Malekar and Swami Prajnan Mitranand of Mata Amritanandamayi Mutt.


The GFCH was launched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam delivered the presidential address at the function and blessed the initiative. The spiritual masters and religious scholars who attended the function are the now Patrons of GFCH India.


The GFCH believes that a harmonious relationship between the different faiths can only be achieved only through free and frank dialogues between them and about each one's attitude about the others, and only a frank and not insincere and cosmetic dialogue will add to their potential and propensity to promote, and to avoid and resolve, conflicts.




Devdutt Chakravarty

(Sub Editor)
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Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony (India)




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