Peoples Forum for Rise of South Asia- Pffrosa Launched

Peoples Forum for Rise of South Asia- Pffrosa Launched

Peoples Forum for Rise

New Delhi,29th April 2024: “This is a century of Asia and South Asia with India as a leader has an important role to play in global scenario for overall peace, harmony and progress, as enshrined in our age-old Indian ethos of Vasudhev Kutumbkam”, said Mr. Sanjay Bhalla, General Secretary of ARSP Foundation (Indian Council of International Cooperation) while launching ‘Peoples Forum for Rise of South Asia- PFFROSA’, a two days’ summit at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra in New Delhi. It’s a joint initiative of ARSP Foundation, Yuvsatta (youth for peace)-NGO, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, New Delhi under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Atmashakti Trust. Supported by Harijan Sewak Sangh, Gandhi Global Family & South Asia Peace Alliance.

Mr Pratap Singh, President of ARSP Foundation said that they’re focussing on building South Asia from the bottom-up with a focus on four key areas of ‘Trade, Tourism & Technology, encashing the demographic dividend, ensuring gender equality at all levels in our society and harnessing of water resources for environmental sustainability and action.”

Participating in the debate Mr Mahaveer Singhvi, IFS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India added that no developmental goal is unsurmountable if developing nations emerge as one with a focus on 3T’s i.e. Travel, Trade & Technology.

In this two-day summit, powered by collaboration with Manav Rachna University and LAVA Mobiles, many prominent people are participating namely include Mr Shailendra Kumar, Chairman of TIOL Knowledge Foundation, Mr. Nitesh Raj, Advisor TV9 Digital, Prof. (Dr.) Sankar Kumar Sanyal, President, Harijan Sewak Sangh, Prof. Monica Munjial Singh, Member, CCPCR-Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Mr Vijay Bhartiya, Director, South Asia Peace Alliance-SAPA, Mr Bhaskar Koirala, Former Director of Nepal Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Dr. Jwala Prasad, Director, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti and Sh. Anupam Shrivastava, former CMD of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

On the occasion some exemplary social leaders were honoured with PFFROSA Youth Leadership Awards and they were Mr. Vishal Sehgal, Co-founder & Director, LAVA Mobiles, Mr. Rajnish Kumar, Secretary, Rajghat, Dr Geeta R. Thakur, Dean Students Welfare, Manav Rachna International University, Mr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer, Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, Dr. Om Prakash Kansal, Country Advisor-India, Global HPV Cancer Free, American Cancer Society, Ms. Jaya Bharti- Programme Lead, Atmashakti Trust, Ms. Ankita Thakur, Programme Manager, JISA-Japan India Sustainability Alliance, Mr. Chheku Dukpa ‘Jackson Dukpa’, Founder, Global Village Connections (GVC), Bhutan, Mr. Abdul Hamid Bhatt, CEO, Rahim Greens alias Treeman of Kashmir, Mr. Sundar Ghimre, Secretary, CPN UML, Ramechap Municipality, Nepal, Mr. Nagendran Kathegan, Mannar District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka, Mr. Bashyal Deepak, Jagriti Child & Youth Concern-JCYCN, Nepal, Mr. Bawi Hlei Hu from Myanmar, Mr. Rajesh Nepali, General Secretary, Nepal National Oppressed Student Union, CPN- UML, Nepal, Mr. Uday Shankar Singh, CEO, Vishwa Yuvak Kendra.

Mr Sanjay Bhalla, Secretary General ARSP Foundation along with Mr Pramod Sharma, founder of Yuvsatta-NGO, who are the organizers of this initiative concluded the summit by sharing that perseverance and continuity matter for the ultimate success of any campaign for the good of all. They plan to hold such initiatives at the PFFROSA Summit twice a year with the next one slated to be organized after six months at friendly Sri Lanka.

Programme culminated today with an interactive session at Gandhi Darshan on ‘Revisiting Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas of social change and prayers by all participating delegates for the solidarity of South Asia at Rajghat-the national memorial (Samadhi) of Mahatma Gandhi.