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Monday, June 13, 2016

Global Peace Science or Peaceloveology, Peacescience: Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President, Project Manager, Editor in Chief and 173

Harmonious civilization
Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize in Physics:
1. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can o­nly be attained through understanding [SCIENCE]. [BUT]
2. The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. [THEREFORE]
3. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. [NEW THINKING IS GLOBAL PEACE SCIENCE, GPS. IT PROVIDES]
4. Mankind's desire for peace [WHICH] can be realized o­nly by the creation of a world government.

Global Harmony Association:
1. World government maybe o­nly Global Peace Government of global SPHERONS instead global corporations.
2. Global Peace Government can arise and work o­nly o­n the GPS basis as SPHERONS’ nonviolent ideology and scientific worldview.
3. Hence, if mankind is to survive, it must require from the national governments to recognize, to develop and to put in practice the SPHERONS’ GPS as a substantially new manner of social thinking to create world government, to constitute global peace and "shift the arms race into a peace race" (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia:
1. The right choice… is the choice in favour of peace. [FOR WHICH]
2. We need is an essentially different approach [ENSURING] harmonization ... harmony.[THIS ESSENTIALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH IS GPS]
3. Russia’s strength lies in...the harmony of cultures, languages and…all faiths
4. “Washington is the Enemy of all Humanity” and “Putin saves the world from nuclear war by not being provocative.” Paul C. Roberts
What will say other national leaders?

John Scales Avery. Nobel Peace Prize:
We need system change, not climate change! We need a new economic system, a new society, a new social contract, a new way of life. Here are the great tasks that history has given to our generation: We must achieve a steady-state economic system. We must restore democracy. We must decrease economic inequality. We must break the power of corporate greed. We must leave fossil fuels in the ground. We must stabilize and ultimately reduce the global population. We must eliminate the institution of war. And finally, we must develop a more mature ethical system to match our new technology.

World Intellectuals Endorse the Importance of Global Peace Science
Sixty years ago, Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein issued a grim warning to the people of the world. They wrote that we face a choice that is “stark and dreadful and inescapable: Shall we put an end to the human race; or shall mankind renounce war?” Looking over the record of these years, it is a miracle that we have survived, and the threats are very real today. A Global Peace Science devoted to “renouncing war” can make a critical contribution to removing at last this sword of Damocles poised over our heads.
Noam Chomsky, Prof. (r), Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT, Cambridge, USA, World Harmony Creator

The United States and the United Kingdom committed genocide against the Iraqi people when, between 1990 and 2012, they killed 3.3 million people – including 750,000 children – through sanctions and wars…. I believe NATO should be abolished and that steps be taken towards disarmament through non-violent action and civil resistance. The means of resistance are very important. Our message that armed groups, militarism and war do not solve our problems but aggravate them challenges us to use new ways and that is why we need to teach the science of peace at every level of society.
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, Ireland

The West is now preparing a Crusade II against Islam; as individuals and as a state; better a Crusade against the Western addiction to war, state terrorism and militarism. For this we need more truly global peace science and research than ever, developing theory and concepts like harmony, testing them in concrete practice to solve underlying conflicts.
Johan Galtung, Dr., HC, Mult, Prof. of Peace Studies; Founder, Transcend:, World Harmony Creator

The plague of global militarism and terrorism is hellish grave and horrendous chaos from war. Humanity should slip out of it by the strides of Global Peace Science from harmony to a new Renaissance. This Science fearlessly calls for international as well as personal disarmament to survive and get rid of the nightmare of dreadful abysmal crisis when its irrepressible powers push us toward turmoil. Peace Science is light at the end of lethal tunnel of armed violence.
Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Teacher, Muse of Poetic Harmony, GHA–Africa President, Ghana

Three interconnected Great Revolutions of humanity are: Globalization, Informatization andPeacescienzation: Global Peace Science (GPS) as revolutionary shift to Indian Vedic tradition: World is o­ne Family o­n way of building bridges of global Peace. GPS inspires transition from dying culture of militant materialism (anger, greed & violence) fomenting nuclear wars to culture of Peace from Harmony and Love. Military science divides the humanity and Peacescience unites it in peace and harmony of "One World - o­ne Family." Therefore GPS is Victory of Peace over War, vaccine and immunity from the plague of global militarism and terrorism and alternative to nuclear war saving the Earth planet & Humanity.
Dr., Prof. Subhash Chandra, GHA Secretary General, India

Humanity lives at a moment when in many countries politics has become an extension of war. The violence, especially in Europe and the United States has become normalized. The relentless mobilization of fear and insecurity by governments mark a failure of collective conscience, flirtations with irrationality, and the triumph of extremism. State terrorism is o­n the rise and the plague of authoritarianism has cast an ominous shadow over the liberal democracies. A Global Peace Science devoted to creating the formative cultures, institutions, and movements elevating peace over war, justice over injustice, and democracy over militarism is crucial for “renouncing war.”
Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair Professor of Scholarship in the Public Interest, Faculty of Humanities, Hamilton, Canada

It is gratifying and symbolic that Global Peace Science includes in life under the Peace Banner proposed 80 years ago by Nicholas Roerich, expressing continuity of the peace source in culture, an integral part of which is science. Global Harmony Association has already demonstrated its previous publications (among them the main thing is The ABC of Harmony) that it aspires to unite people o­n the basis of scientific worldview with full respect to different religions and cultural diversity. Global Peace Science is the Earth people new step to make conscious choice of peace today in the exacerbating struggle between light and darkness.
Yulia Budnikova, researcher of the Roerich creativity, President, GHA-Russia

Condemning war and militarism is an important first step toward saving the world from a nuclear catastrophe. We must also recognize that hegemonic provocations by US/NATO could lead to a world war. The United Nations, due to its fatally flawed Charter, is unable to prevent the perpetual wars that constantly threaten humanity's very existence. Hope lies in replacing the UN Charter with the visionary Earth Constitution together with fundamental Global Peace Science geopolitics -- gifts to the world awaiting discovery for a peaceful Era.
Roger Kotila, Ph.D., Editor, Earth Federation News & Views, USA

Save the world from a global war may turn of the current human evolution to conscious harmony, creating global peace through science, spirituality and morality. Knowledge of the laws of deep structure of social harmony, including the paradigm of "D + 3D", performs by Global Peace Science, acquirement of which becomes urgent task of all states in the 21st century in transition from destructive geopolitics of war to saving geopolitics of peace. "Harmony will save peace through science!"
Uraz Baimuratov, Academician, Director, Institute of Economics, Academy of Sciences, Kazakhstan

Human beings are rushing headlong to the precipice of extinction. Why is this? Because we are engaged in an orgy of violence against life: our fellow humans, our fellow species, the Earth itself. To survive, we must do many things ranging from nonviolently resisting those insane western elites that threaten us with nuclear obliteration to learning to nurture our children so that they lead lives of fearless, compassionate power in the struggle for peace, justice and sustainability. Global peace science has a vital role to play in this endeavor.
Robert J. Burrowes, author of 'Why Violence?', Australia

The soul of humanity requires immediately the “Global Peace Science” which is capable to stop the atrocities of the Western world dominators, lay the foundation of Peace, Harmony, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Love and Dignity of mankind and clear the terrible darkness of human soul. Because, deeply within the humanity consciousness remains ignorant and helpless in regard to peace, immersed in history in continuous wars. Unfortunately, for thousands of years, no religion, no art, no law and policy were not able to go out it of the militarist slavery, due to lack of paideia (education of beautiful and good) and Peacescience. o­nly paideia plus the powerful tool of Peacescience are able to do it that determines its historical role.
Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Dimos Ioannides, Athens, Greece

Invincible soft force of global peace consists in absolute power of social harmony of the world's population, in its four SPHERONS, harmonious classes. Their harmonious power, scientifically organized in Spheral Democracy (SPHERONS’ democracy) at all levels from local to global is able to put an end to militarism and endless wars of the irremovable ruling elite under the pall of its militarist "democracy". In 2015, Global Peace Science became first property of humanity staying earlier in the full power of military science, militarism and continuous wars of elite. The historical significance and intellectual power of peace science consists in discovery of an alternative, soft power of peace from SPHERONS’ harmony, winning military force agony, plague of militarism/terrorism and violence orgy.
Dr. Leo Semashko, Initiator and Editor in Chief, Global Peace Science, GHA President, Russia

Other estimates of Global Peace Sciencelook at the book end.

GHA Message TO BRICS and other Peaceful States Leaders:
President of Russia - Mr. Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of India - Mr. Narendra Modi
President of the People's Republic of China - Mr. Xi Jinping
President of Brazil - Ms. Dilma Rousseff
President of South Africa - Mr. Jacob Zuma
President of Kazakhstan - Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev
Prime Minister of Malaysia - Mr. Najib Razak
And other.
The Global Harmony Association (GHA), which comprises more than 600 members from 65 countries and has created for 10 years the first in history version of "Global Peace Science" (GPS) in same name book o­n the Russian (2015) and English (2016) languages by more than 130 coauthors including the former President of India, Abdul Kalam, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, pioneer of peace studies Johan Galtung and many other distinguished scholars and peacemakers,
as joint bridge of peace through science and culture for the beginning of 20-25 scholars, for example in Russia, Simferopol that will make Crimea by BRICS scientific center.
The IAGP Purposes are development of Global Peace Science (GPS) as innovative transformation of peace thinking, training Bachelors, Masters and Doctors of Peacemaking Science and diffusion of GPS.
The Method of GPS development is democratic consolidation in IAGP the scientific groups from different countries with different scientific approaches to peace. The GPS option created in the GHA is the initial. The GPS final version should be created in the IAGP.
IAGP Vision: Creating a multipolar and harmonious/balanced world order excluding the war to ensure peace and prosperity to all nations.
IAGP Implementation: Joint projecting and investment (both: state and business) in construction of the IAGP building in Crimea and joint governance of the IAGP.
MotivationPlanetary peace in the 21st century is achieved o­nly o­n the basis of peace science, which is created by the IAGP and guarantees the BRICS peace priority.
Peace in our time is as fragile as it was 100 years ago. Humanity is o­nce again o­n the verge of world war but now nuclear, unprecedented in its victims. War constantly wins peace because it has one absolute advantage - military science, science of killing by the most sophisticated weapons of mass destruction. This science was established more than two centuries ago and since then all governments cherish it with the fattest military budgets.
But in contrast to war, peace is still deprived of own science that does not allow to strengthen it with stable social consciousness. Creation of this science is the historical missionof the BRICS, which o­nly you are able to decide. Another way to global peace does not exist. (The Message full text see chap. 10).
Sincerely, Global Peace Science coauthors, 24 from more than 130:
Dr. Leo Semashko, Julia Budnikova and Yuri Ztimbalist, Russia; Dr. Subhash Chandra, Dr. Surendra Pathak and Dr. Narayanam N. Murthy, India; Delasnieve Daspet, Brazil; Mairead Maguire and Dr. Stephen Mennell, Ireland; Dr. Johan Galtung, Germany; Dr. Uraz Baimuratov, Kazakhstan; Dr. Roger Kotila, Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert and Dr. Kurt Johnson, USA;
Dr. Francois Houtart, Belgium; Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Ghana; Heli Habyarimana, Rwanda; Dr. Gopala Krishnan, Malaysia; Dr. Bishnu Pathak, Nepal; Dr. Ernesto Kahan, Israel; Dr. Takis Ioannides, Greece; Guy Crequie, France; Dr. Robert J. Burrowes, Australia; and other.27/09/15

Global Peace Science or
Peaceloveology, Peacescience:
First Common Good and Human Right,
Revolution of Social Sciences,
Creating Peace from SPHERONS' Harmony and
Nonviolent Victory of Peace over War in
XXI Century

World textbook for schools, colleges, universities and academies

Dedicated to the GHA 10th anniversary, February 15, 2005,
70th anniversary of victory over fascism, May 9, 1945,
80th anniversary of signing of the Roerich Pact, April 15, 1935,
UN International Day of Peace, September 21,
UN Interfaith Harmony Week o­n February 1–7,
 UN International Day of Yoga, June 21

The GHA 48th Project. Started: March 12, 2013

Global Peace Science book is joint publication of
Global Harmony Association,
IASE Deemed University, Gandhi Vidya Mandir, India and
Global Peace Foundation, Department of India in
2 languages: Russian – in Russia, St. Petersburg, 2015 and
English – in India, New Delhi and US, 2016


New Delhi

Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA President, Project Manager, Editor in Chief and 173 coauthors:
Ernesto Kahan, Andrei Semashko, Julia Budnikova, Surendra Pathak, Heli Habyarimana,Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Mohammad Khan, Ivan Ivanov, Roxana Sadykova, Svetlana Kuskovskaya, Vera Popovich, Dmitry Delyukin, Alexander Semashko, Piotr Semashko, Alexander Subetto, Uraz Baimuratov, Bishnu Pathak, Nina Meyerhof, Adolf Shvedchikov, Tholana Chakravarthy, APJ Abdul Kalam, A.K. Merchant, Maria Cristina Azcona, Susana Roberts, Manijeh Navidnia, Subhash Chandra, Kurt Johnson, David Ord, Laj Utreja, Timi Ecimovic, Roger Haw, Apostolos Paschos, Athanassios Koumouris, Takis Ioannides, Charles Mercieca, Maitreyee Roy, Matjaz Mulej, Anita Hrast, Reimon Bachika, Olga Kashina, Leela Pradhan, Rudolf Siebert, Kanakmal Dugar, Kartar Singh, Igor Kondrashin, Yuri Tsymbalist, Terrence Paupp, Erika Lazarova, Naresh Goyal, Harold Becker, Renato Corsetti, Germain Dufour, François Houtart, Evelin Lindner, Marianna Poghosyan, Leonid Timoshenko, Chinta Yogi, Ammar Banni, Nicolae Bulz, Marcel Stoica, Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone, Anahata Giri, Celia Altschuler, Nina Yudina, Zaure Hizatolla, Jose Lopera, Guy Crequie, Ada Aharoni,Albert Stahel, Johan Galtung, Amy Goodman, William Blum, Frank Dorrel, Sarah Lazare, John McMurtry, Jon Queally, Tom Engelhardt, Joachim Hagopian, David Swanson, Mairead Maguire, Dennis Kucinich, Eddie Vudburn, Tatiana Vorontsova, DinonysisGeorgakopoulos, Ronald Paul, Ramesh Kumar, Surya N. Prasad, Roger Kotila, Jim Hightower, Teresinka Pereira, Glen Martin, RamKrishna Singh, Yegor Kalabashkin, Vadim Tatur, Alexander Chechik, Subhash Sharma, Michael D. Greaney, Norman Kurland, Stephen Mennell, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, William J. Astore, Stephen Lendman, Jürgen Todenhöfer, Noam Chomsky, Rick Rozoff, Maurizio Blondet, Ramsey Clark, Frank Dorrel, Mnar Muhawesh, Alan Gilbert, William Boardman, John Pilger, Wayne A. Root, Rahul Manchanda, Michel Chossudovsky, Chris Hedges, Michael Aydinian, Paul Buchheit, Alan Barber, Bill Quigley, Tom N. Dunn, Robert B. Reich, Bethany Snow, Robert C. Koehler, Deirdre Fulton, Lauren McCauley, Peter Turchin,Michael Springmann, Sharon Tennison, Gevorg Mirzayán, Nikolay Surkov, Delasnieve Daspet, Hilarie Roseman, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Dimitris P. Kraniotis, Ime Biassoni, Bruce L. Cook, Rene Wadlow, Svetlana Vetrova, Katherine Semashko, Elena Sazhnova, Polina Semashko, Stephan Semashko, Henry Giroux, James A. Lucas, Nick Turse, Brian Willson, Tom Carter, James Petras, Brendan Byrne, Joshua Kopstein, Nanni Salio, Nadia Prupis, Nafeez Ahmed, James Albertini, Hrant Arakelian, Rosa Dalmiglio, Chand Bhardwaj, Jason Box, Naomi Klein, Erika Degortes, Irene Galtung, Malvin Gattinger, Naakow Grant-Hayford, Ravi Bhatia, Thomas Gaist, Victor Shenyagin, Tatiana Kablova, Henry Skvortsov, Andrey Smirnov, Sergei Busov, Alexander Savelyev, Chuck Woolery,
From 34 countries: Australia, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Puerto Rico, Romania, Rwanda, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA,
Including coauthors from the countries (on 24/12/15):
Australia,- 5
Algeria,- 1
Russia,- 33
Argentina,- 3
Rwanda,- 1
Armenia,- 2
Belgium,- 1
Switzerland,- 1
Ukraine,- 3
Ireland,- 2

Puerto Rico,-1

The GHA 72 members – coauthors of this book made donations to global peace to publish the GPS textbook.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Existential Harmony : 4th International Conference on HUMAN VALUES IN ...

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4th International Conference on HUMAN VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION Educating for a GNH Society – Universal Human Values 27th to 29th March 2015 at GCBS, Gedu (Bhutan)

 4th International Conference 
for a GNH Society – Universal Human 
Values 27th to 29th March 2015 
at GCBS, Gedu (Bhutan)

This conference was a 3-day, residential gathering of 120 distinguished individuals from 10 countries* working in various fields – academia, government, civil society, foundations, and many others. The participants include 23 Chancellors, current Vice Chancellors, former Vice Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors, and over 85 Institute Directors, Champions and leaders of human values education, heads of government and non-government agencies, leaders in the justice system, professors, research scholars, thought leaders, students and many others. The purpose of the conference was to deliberate to arrive at conclusions and develop commitment for incorporating Human Values in Education. * Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Norway

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck blessed the event and said that it was “significant” as coincides with Bhutan and the Bhutanese people‟s quiet and calm observance of the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the 4th King, the person who pronounced that national development must be underpinned by the sustainable and wellbeing of the people.
Her majesty endorsed RUB‟s initiative to promote human values. She said that we must “Do everything we can to propagate
universal human values education” in higher education and that the motivation should be “Service to Others”, and “Greater Common Good”. All the people who‟ve participated in the event are extremely fortunate indeed.
The acting Prime Minister, two ministers, the judge of the district of Chukha and other senior functionaries of the Government of Bhutan attended the ceremony. The conference was organised jointly by 4 universities: 1. Royal University of Bhutan - both VC & Ex VC were present for all 3 days along with almost all their directors 2. Punjab Technical University - Dean Academics, Dr. AP Singh along with a team of 5 people was present. Dr. AP Singh read the messages from Hon. Minister of Technical Education and VC PTU at the inauguration 3. IIIT, Hyderabad - Dr. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar was present. Director had sent a recorded video message 4. IIT (BHU) Varanasi - Director Prof. Rajeev Sangal was present with a team of 3 faculty members 2
The discussion was around education required for preparing people to develop a humane society, a society composed of families living in harmony and having a common goal: resolution (happiness) in every human being, prosperity in every family, fearlessness (trust) in society, and co-existence in nature/existence. Day 1: Societal Development, Current State & Role of Education Day 2: Human Society and Human Education – Experiences of Implementing Universal Human Values Day 3: Implementing Human Values in Higher Education Dasho Nidup Dorji, VC, Royal University of Bhutan opened the conference with a talk on “Urgent Need for Value Education”. Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director IIT (BHU), Varanasi & Ex. Director, IIIT, Hyderabad shared the purpose of this conference along with the journey at IIIT, Hyderabad. Prof. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar, IIIT, Hyderabad shared how the Government of Andhra Pradesh took the bold initiative of incorporating universal human values in 17 universities in Andhra Pradesh (now AP & Telangana). Dr. A. P. Singh, Dean Research & Industrial Linkages, Punjab Technical University shared the overall progress in implementing universal human values in higher education between ICHVHE2014 and ICHVHE2015, i.e. in the last one year. He first read the messages of the Sh. Madan Mohan Mittal, Minister of Technical Education, Government of Punjab, as well as that of Sh. Rakesh Verma, IAS, Secretary Technical Education, Government of Punjab. He shared that as a direct result of ICHVHE2014 at PTU, two universities in Pakistan and the Atmiya Group of Institutions, Rajkot have made significant effort on universal human values. A book of experiences in implementing universal human values at the Royal University of Bhutan entitled “Refocusing Education for GNH: Embracing Heaven on Earth” was released by Her Majesty. There were talks by resource persons, sharing of experiences and lively panel discussions over 3 days. The program is attached.

Participation was very strong from 10 countries

1. Bhutan - The president of the newly founded University of Health Sciences was present for all 3 days. This is in addition to the Royal University of Bhutan participants (about 20)
2. India - 18 vice chancellors and about 30 professor level participants in addition to the participants from the collaborating Indian Universities
3. Pakistan - 1 university
4. Bangladesh - 1 VC & 1 Dean of DIU + others
5. Sri Lanka - 2 VCs + others
6. Nepal - Registrar of 1 university
7. Germany - Professor
8. Japan - Professors
9. Thailand - Professor
10. Norway - Professor 3
Several new commitments were made for curricular reform, and incorporating a Foundation Course in Universal Human Values in various universities and organisations. These will be reviewed during the next conference By the 3rd day, the following commitments were recorded:
1. Gesar Gyelpo University of Medical Sciences, Thimphu, Bhutan by the President, Dr. K. P. Tshering

2. Adesh University, Bhatinda, Punjab, India (Medical University) by the VC, Dr. IGI Singh

3. Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh by the VC, Dr. Luftar Rehman

4. Koyoto University, Japan by the Head of Department, Dr. Craig Smith

5. Makanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita & Sanchar University, Bhopal, India by the VC, Prof. Brij Kishore Kuthiala

6. Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka by VC, Prof. Ranjith Premalal De Sliva

7. University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka by the VC, Prof. Sampath Priyantha Perera Amaratunge
4th International Conference on HUMAN VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION Educating for a GNH Society – Universal Human Values 27th to 29th March 2015 at GCBS, Gedu (Bhutan) Recommendations
1. It was unanimously and strongly felt that UHV education should be introduced as an essential part of the curriculum in the form a foundation course, particularly in the domain of higher technical education, at the national level. Extensive experiments which have been carried out so far have adequately established the viability and effectiveness of such a strategy. Necessary resource material, resource persons and teacher orientation programmes have also become available to enable its initiation in any university or institution of higher learning.

2. Even though different formats may be adapted for introducing such a foundational input, the content and process need to be compatible with the following guiding principles to achieve the desired goals:
a. Universal – for all human beings in all space in all time
b. Logical – students should be able to rationally discuss various issues
c. Verifiable – students should be able to verify on one‟s own (on the basis of one‟s own Natural Acceptance and Validation experientially in living)
d. Humanistic – conducive to the good of humanity
e. All encompassing – touching all aspects of human life

3. The foundation course should be targeted to provide a holistic perception based on right understanding which is to be successively supplemented with appropriate extra-curricular activities and projects, higher elective courses, social internships etc. to consolidate right understanding and facilitate living in accordance with it.

4. Continuous efforts need to be made through the value education cell at the institutional level to create a conducive environment for „living the values‟.

5. To provide requisite thrust to this activity, it is essential to promote R&D work for overall curricular modifications, development of resource material, teacher training etc. to finally evolve more appropriate models of education in the light of right understanding.

6. Efforts should also be made to develop P.G. diploma/degree courses to provide a comprehensive understanding of this theme particularly for prospective teachers and researches.

7. For this, centers of excellence need to be created at various nodal institutions/universities where already sufficient work has been accomplished.

8. MHRD, UGC, AICTE and other monitoring and accreditation bodies in respective countries should be approached to obtain policy as well as other umbrella support to proliferate this activity at a wider level and to duly recognize and reward the value competence of teachers and students along with their other academic skills.

9. The interest and commitment shown by the representatives from SAARC countries and the progress already made by Bhutan in this direction is really very encouraging. A coordination committee may be set up for close follow-up and initiation of new experiments in these neighbouring countries paving way towards building an International network.

10. Efforts should be made on priority, to introduce UHVE in teacher training programmes such as Lecturer training (B.Ed., M.Ed. etc. to prepare ground for introducing UHVE in school education as well.

11. Need for orienting bureaucracy on UHV through refresher training programmes in centre/state administration academies or mid-career training programs was also highlighted. In this context, introduction of a compulsory paper from this year on „Ethics, Values and Aptitudes‟ in the civil services examination by UPSC (India) was hailed as a welcome step. This would really fructify if supported by appropriate training in this area, particularly by the administrative academies.

12. Orienting politicians and future politicians was also suggested

13. The 5th ICHVHE 2016 to be held at Atmiya Group of Institutions, Rajkot, India in the month of February 2016

Recommendations Specific to Royal University of Bhutan:
1) The importance of introducing Human Values in Higher Education cannot be ignored. It must cover all the students as a foundational course.

2) People in decision making positions (Heads Of Institutes) should be trained in Human Values in Higher Education.

3) Need to focus on development of resource persons (facilitators). RUB colleges must develop a critical mass of people who have the courage and confidence, who can teach and live human values and take the lead role in taking this noble initiative forward. Training of all the staff (faculty and staff) is essential as they live their life in colleges. Accordingly, the 8 day UHVE program should be made mandatory for all staff).

4) Establishment of Human Values cells and resource center, and need to create central repository of materials for sharing HV materials

5) Strategies should be developed for sustainability of Human Value initiatives in the colleges

6) National conference/annual conference / university conference

7) Use of IT and social media (limited to members, restricted to own members ) to enhance interaction and trace progress of members-people familiar with HV

8) Include Gesar Gyelpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan in UHV initiatives/activities

9) Pursue social and qualitative research focused on action, process, change and transformation, and continued improvement and development

10) Development of Documentary on Human values
4th International Conference on HUMAN VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION Educating for a GNH Society – Universal Human Values 27th to 29th March 2015 at GCBS, Gedu (Bhutan) PROGRAM _____________________________________________________________________________________ 27 March 2015 (Day 1): Societal Development, Current State & Role of Education _____________________________________________________________________________________ 9.00 – 10.00 am Registration 10.00 – 10.30 am Marchang (Welcome Ceremony) 10.30 am – 12.30 pm T1. Inauguration Chief Guest: Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck
Welcome to the conference and Urgent Need for Value Education

- Dasho Nidup Dorji, Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan 15 min
Background of ICHVHE & Purpose of this conference

– Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director IIT (BHU), Varanasi 20 min
Efforts at IIIT Hyderabad – Prof. Ramancharla Pradeep Kumar, IIIT, Hyderabad 10 min
History & Progress from Last Conference – Dr. A. P. Singh, Dean RIC, Punjab Technical University
Introduction to Universal Human Values – Shri Ganesh Bagaria, Manaviya Shiksha Sansthan15 min
Release of Book – Refocusing Education for GNH 10 min
Inaugural address by Chief Guest

– Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck 30 min
Vote of Thanks – Dr. Lhato Jamba, Director General, GCBS 5 min

12.30 – 1.30 pm Consecration of Stupa (Chorten) by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck Lunch (Please meet in your Special Interest Groups*) * Special Interest Groups (SIGs):
1. Government Education Policy Makers
2. UGC
3. Universities
4. Teachers
5. Societal Organisations
6. Others

Bhutan Core Group please participate in each SIG Guidelines for Sharing: We warmly acknowledge the "historical" efforts in value education which have made a difference, and allowed all of us to reach where we are today. Multiple approaches, in this case, are complementary and allow us to reach a larger number of students and hence must be discussed. The three basic criteria for sharing any particular effort are: 1. The effort should satisfy the 4-point guidelines (universal, rational, verifiable and leading to harmony) 2. The effort should have been tried in education concretely and not just be based on theoretical arguments alone 3. The effort should be proliferating, from one institution to another, in a natural manner In a short conference like this one, we can focus on approaches that have been “experimented on a large scale” 7
27 March 2015 (Day 1): Societal Development, Current State & Role of Education (Cont) 1.30 – 3.00 pm T2. Talks: GNH Development Model & Education for GNH Session Chair: Dr. Samdru Chettri, Executive Director, Centre for GNH Studies Topic Areas:
What is the GNH model of development of society
What is meant by the terms: Gross, National & Happiness
How GNH includes GDP; and in more than GDP
How is GNH measured
What is the state of GNH year after year
How has education in Bhutan prepared students for contributing to a GNH society

Speakers (60 min):
1. Dasho Pema Thinley, Ex-VC, RUB
2. Mr. Tshewang Tandin, Director General, Department of Adult & Higher Education
3. Aum Nancy Stricland, Canadian Development Agency
4. Ex. Lyonpo TS Powdel, Ex. Minister Education

GNH-UHV Model (30 min) Mr. Tshering, CST, Bhutan & Sh. Umesh Jadhav, GCBS, Bhutan 3.00 – 3.30 pm Tea 3.30 – 4.30 pm T3. Panel Discussion: Society & Education – Prevalent Models & Consequences Indicative Issues:
Prevalent models of society
Preparation of people by way of education
o Attitude & mindset of student (individualistic, family oriented, societal, national, global etc)
o The skill-set & ability to take responsibility by the student
o Clarity & commitment to contribute to development (of family, society, nature etc.)
Consequences of choice of societal model and the model of education
o Are educated people happy? Is there justice in their families? Are their families prosperous?
o How these educated people contribute to development of society

Moderator: Lopen Lungtaen Gyatso, Director, Institute of Language & Culture Studies Panellists:
1. Mr. Chewang Rinzin, Programme Coordinator, Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies, Phuntsholing, Bhutan
2. Dr. Dorjee Thinley, Director Research & Industrial Linkages, RUB, Bhutan
3. Prof. G Bhagyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar, India
4. Prof. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
5. Prof. Ranjith Premalal De Sliva, Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
6. Sadhu Tyagpriyadas, Atmiya Group of Institutions, Rajkot, India
7. Dr. Kavita Sharma, President, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
8. Ms. Naina Kala Gurung, Royal Academy, Paro, Bhutan

Common Q&A 8
27 March 2015 (Day 1): Societal Development, Current State & Role of Education (Cont) 4.30 – 5.00 pm Tea 5.00 – 6.00 pm T4. Talk: Human Society & Role of Education – Sh. Ganesh Bagaria, MSSS, Kanpur 6.30 – 8.00 pm Tea & Cultural Program – Celebrating Co-existence 8.00 – 9.30 pm Dinner 8.30 – 9.30 pm Meeting of Special Interest Groups ---End of Day 1--- PANEL DISCUSSIONS Purpose: To deliberate on specific topics so as to arrive at clarity about these topics, to arrive at conclusions and to develop commitment for action. Format:
1. Moderator opening remarks (10 mins)
2. Each panelist opening remarks (5 mins each)
3. Questions from the house & response by panelists / moderator (remaining time)
4. Moderator sum-up and closing remarks (10 mins)
5. PPT/audio-visuals may be difficult for short presentations, so we request panelists for sharing their key points without PPT/audio-visuals
6. To accommodate sufficient number of panelists, we request panelists to be precise and to-the-point

Request to Moderator
1. Please share your ideas about the indicative issues, particularly in the light of universal human values
2. Please introduce each panelist as you invite them to share key points succinctly, in the time allocated
3. Please guide the discussion to the point
4. Please encourage adequate participation of the house
5. Please manage time, particularly ensuring fair share of time for all
6. Please summarise the discussion and highlight the conclusions to sum up the panel discussion
_____________________________________________________________________________________28 March 2015 (Day 2): Human Society and Human Education Experiences of Implementing Universal Human Values _____________________________________________________________________________________ 9.30 – 9.40 am Sum up of Day 1 – Sangay Rinzin, Dean Research, GCBS 9.40 – 11.00 am T5. Talks: Implementing Universal Human Values at Indian Universities – 1 (PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OF IMPLEMENTING UHV) Session Chair: Sh. Rajul Asthana, Director, International Resource Centre for Universal Human Values & Ethics, Punjab technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India
IIIT, Hyderabad – Prof. PJ Narayanan, Director (by video)
UPTU – Prof. Prem Vrat, Ex. VC UPTU & VC Institute of Technology and Management University, Gurgaon, Sh. Jatin Ahlawat, MD, RVIT, Bijnor
PTU - Dr. H. S. Bedi, Chairman BoS-HV, Dr. M. S. Grewal, Director, SUSCET, Tangori, Dr. Jagmeet Bawa, Joint Director IRC, PTU, Dr. Raminder Singh Uppal, HoD, BBSBEC, Sh. Jitender Narula, Asst. Registrar, PTU
Galgotia‟s University – Dr. Kumar Sambhav, AP
HPTU – Prof. Shashi Dhiman, Ex VC, HPTU

11.00 – 11.30 am Tea 11.30 – 1.00 pm T6. Experiences: Implementing GNH Value Education (Universal Human Values) at Royal University of Bhutan Session Chair: Dasho Pema Thinley, Ex. VC RUB Indicative Issues:
Need, Guidelines, Content & Process of Value Education
Experiments with Education for GNH model with UHV in various colleges
Experiences of Students, Teachers and people from society
o Regarding identification of the requirement of physical facility, production of required physical facility & mutual prosperity
o Regarding the feelings in relationship & mutual happiness
o Regarding a sense of responsibility towards family, institution and society

1. Dr. Sangay Rinzin, Dean Research & Industrial Linkages, GCBS
2. Mr. Kala Tshering, Faculty, JNP
3. Mr. RB Chettri, Faculty, CNR
4. Dr. Thubten Gyatso, Director General, PCE
5. Lopen Lungtaen Gyatso, Director, ILCS, Bhutan
6. Dr. Cheki Dorji, Director, CST, Bhutan
7. Mrs. Neyzang Wangmo, Dean Research & Industrial Linkages, Nursing and Public Health
8. Ram Chandra Bajgai, Sherubtse College
9. Ugyen Dorji, SCE

1.00 – 2.00 pm Lunch 10
28 March 2015 (Day 2): Human Society and Human Education & Experiences (cont) 2.00 – 4.00 pm T7. Panel Discussion: Orienting Higher Education for balanced Societal Development with Personal & Family Development Indicative Issues:
How do we orient higher education with balanced & holistic development?
How do we implement value education keeping it universal? Should value education be logical, verifiable and address all aspects of living?

Moderators: Dasho Nidup Dorji, VC RUB Panellists:
1. Dr. K.P Tshering, President, Gesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
2. Dr. Bishal Situala, University of Life Sciences, Netherlands
3. Prof. Craig Smith, Professor, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
4. Prof. Gita Dharampal, Professor, Heidelberg University, Germany
5. Prof. Sampath Priyantha Perera Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
6. Prof. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
7. S.M. Mahbub-Ul-Haque Majumder, Dean, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh

Common Q&A 4.00 – 4.30 pm Tea 4.30 – 6.00 pm T8. Talk: Human Education for Human Society – Prof. Kumar Sambhav, Galgotia‟s University
6.30 pm Dinner 7.30 – 9.30 pm Meeting of Special Interest Groups
---End of Day 2---11
_____________________________________________________________________________________ 29 March 2015 (Day 3): Implementing Human Values in Higher Education _____________________________________________________________________________________ 9.30 – 9.40 am Sum up of Day 1 & 2 – Sangay Rinzin, Dean Research, GCBS 9.40 – 11.00 am T9. Talks: Implementing Universal Human Values at Indian Universities – 2 Session Chair: Prof. R. R. Gaur, NRCVEE, IIT Delhi
Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Ex. VC PTU
Atmiya Group of Institutions – Prof. J. N. Shah, Director, Atmiya Group of Institutions, Rajkot
AP & Telengana – Dr. Kalyan Mohan Goli
IIT (BHU), Varanasi – Prof. R. K. Mishra
IASE – Dr. Surendra Pathak

11.00 – 11.30 am Tea 11.30 – 1.00 pm T10. Talks: Process & Steps for Implementing Human Values in Higher Education (FROM PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE OF IMPLEMENTING UHV)
1. Prof. R. R. Gaur, NRCVEE, IIT Delhi
Comprehensive UHV Package
2. Sh. Rajul Asthana, Director, IRC-UHVE, PTU
Steps for Implementing Human Values in Higher Education

1.00 – 2.00 pm Lunch 2.00 - 4.00 pm T11. Panel Discussion: Future Plans for Implementing Universal Human Values In Higher Education (Specific Commitments) Indicative Issues:
My plan to introduce or reinforce human values in my university / organization
How I have been creating conducive environment in my university / organization for living with human values
Strategies and mechanisms for scaling up, policy for large scale proliferation
Providing thrust to applied research in human values

Moderator: Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Ex. VC PTU Panellists (in 2 parts):
1. Dr. Dorji Tshering, Director General, Department of Traditional Medicines, Ministry of Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan
2. Dr. Tshewang Tandin, Director General, Department of Adult & Higher Education, Bhutan
3. Dr. K.P Tshering, President, Gesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
4. Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Khozo, Area Study Centre, Far East and Southeast Asia, University of Sindh, Pakistan
5. Prof. Ranjith Premalal De Sliva, Vice Chancellor, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
6. Prof. Sampath Priyantha Perera Amaratunge, Vice Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
7. Dr. Hem Raj Pant, Registrar, Far West University, Nepal
8. Prof. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
9. Prof. Craig Smith, Professor, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
10. Dr. Bishal Situala, University of Life Sciences, Netherlands
11. Prof. Brij Kishore Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor, Makanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita & Sanchar University, Bhopal, India
12. Prof. Gur Prit Inder Singh, VC, Adesh University, Bathinda, India

13. Prof. Yoginder Verma, VC, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala, India
14. Dr. R K Mishra, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, India
15. Prof. S S Murthy, Ex-VC, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, India
16. Dr. A. Victor Devadoss, AP, Loyola College, Madras University, India
17. Dr. Vinay Sharma, Department of Mgmt. Studies, IIT Roorkee, India
18. Ms. Soma Bhowmik, AP, William Carey University, Shillong, India

Common Q&A 4.00 – 4.30 pm Tea 4.30 – 6.00 pm T12. Valedictory – Summary and Way Forward Observations, Summary & Recommendations – Dr. Dorji Tshering, Director Research, RUB Closing Remarks – Dasho Nidup Dorji, VC RUB Vote of Thanks – Dr. Lhato Jamba, Director General GCBS 6.30 pm onwards Evening Tea followed by Farewell Dinner ---End of Day 3, End of Conference--- Committees:
1. Recommendations of the Conference – Required by Day 3 at 4.30 pm to be approved & read by Dasho VC
2. Conference Documentation – Required for on-line publication
3. Media / Press Notes – Required for each day at most by the end of that day

Bhutan Core Group to take primary responsibility for Committees