ITANAGAR, Aug 6 - Inaugurating a one-day international webinar on �Hiroshima Day for Peace in Gandhian Perspective� today, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig Dr BD Mishra (retd) said that peace is the fundamental right of all human beings.
He said that the youths must be brought up, groomed and instilled with the mantra of peace, and added that their first lesson, like those in ancient India gurukulas, must be peace and goodwill.
Cautioning the people against countries with expansionist mindset, he said that peace is the inescapable prerequisite for development and progress.
The webinar was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi University as part of two-year celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Recalling the devastation caused by the nuclear bombs in the Second World War, the Governor said it is the duty of every individual on this earth to ensure that such calamities are not repeated. He appealed to the participants of the webinar, including those from the USA, Japan, Germany and South Africa, to make genuine efforts to promote peace in the world.
Rajiv Gandhi University Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha highlighted the importance of peace and tranquillity in the present world scenario. Prof Clayborne Carson, Director, Martin Luther King Jr Education and Research Institute, Stanford University, USA, delivered the keynote address. Prof B Nayak, Dr Miazi Hazam and Dr Doyir Ete of the Rajiv Gandhi University also spoke in the inaugural session.