World Religions Dialogue And Symphony (WRDS)
Indian City plays host to His Holiness Dalai Lama in a conference on interfaith cooperation to combat conflict
In January 2009, at Mahuva in the Bhavnagar district in Gujarat on Tuesday, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzing Gyatso inaugurated an interfaith "World Religions-Dialogue and Symphony" conference, convened by Hindu preacher and renowned kathak, Morari Bapu from January 6th to 11th, 2009. According to Morari Bapu, the conference explored ways and means to deal with the discord among major religions, promote continuous interfaith relations and emphasized the importance of peace between religions and cultures. Emphasising on the importance of peace, His Holiness said, in the troubled times, one must not cease to spread the message of peace. World renowned spiritual leaders including Buddhist leader Samdhong Rinpoche, Diwan of Ajmer Sharij Sayeed Zenul, Bishop Dr Prabalkant Dut and two Shankaracharyas, Dwarka Shankaracharya Jagatguru Swarupanand Saraswati and Kanchikamkoti Pith Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati attended the conference.