Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Diversity suits communal harmony in India: Mark - Source LT

A delegation of McMurry University students and Prof Mark Waters posing in front of Central Library at BAMU. Also seen are Dr D K Veer, Dr Ravi Suryavanshi and Sanjay Shinde. Prof Mark Waters delivering a lecture in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department at BAMU on Wednesday.

"Religious and cultural diversity in India is favourable for maintaining communal harmony through communication," said Prof Mark Waters, director of Servant Leadership Program, McMurry University of Texas (US).
A group of ten-student led by Prof Mark Waters visited Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) on Wednesday. 
He was delivering a lecture on 'Inter-religious Understanding' at the Mass Communication and Journalism Department at BAMU, Vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande presided over the meet.
Head of the Department Dr Sudhir Gavhane, John Dongerdive, James Dongerdive and Sanjay Awad were also seated on the dais.
He further said that the reason is that people belonging to all existing religions live peacefully and happily in India.
He said that the impact of religion is powerful and it has two types of powers. 
"The first is to establish peace, while another to eliminate human being. We should adopt three points of each religion i.e peace, equality and brotherhood," he said.
Prof Mark Waters lamented increasing number of people who spread wrong things in politics and religion.
He also stressed the need for exchanging ties on educational and cultural among students of both India and US.
In his presidential speech, Dr Vijay Pandharipande said that feeling of unhappiness and joy is same in every man, irrespective of caste, religion, language and geographical differences.
In his introductory speech, Dr Sudhir Gavhane said that the department will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with McMurry University. Dr V L Dharurkar, Dr Dinkar Mane and Jaidev Dole welcomed the guests earlier. Rare collection of books
Earlier, the US students delegation also visited Central Library on the campus and witnessed collection of rare books and thesis of research. Librarian Dr D K Veer gave power point presentation on the collection of 3.65 lakh reading materials, 5,000 rare books and 4,000 compurterised manuscripts.

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