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International Youth Conference - Rising with Kindness

Bulletin 2022.19 - Thursday, 11 August 2022

Dear young sisters and brothers, and elders,

To commemorate the United Nations’ International Day of Youth, and celebrate 75 glorious years of Indian independence (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav), a unique collaboration between Heartfulness, UNESCO MGIEP and AICTE brings together 12000 young citizens of the world at the Heartfulness headquarters in Kanha Shanti Vanam in a unique, one-of-a-kind youth summit, ‘Rising with Kindness’. Many eminent personalities are coming forward to share their thoughts on three broad themes - Kindness to self, Kindness to others, and Kindness towards the environment.

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This event extends from August 12 to 14, 2022, with a distinguished guest list that includes:

  • Pujya Daaji, Heartfulness Guide
  • Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP
  • Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE
  • Shri Anurag Thakur, Honorable Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • Smt Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister of State of External Affairs & Culture
  • P.V. Sindhu, World Champion and Badminton Player
  • Shri Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach, Indian Badminton Team
  • Khatija Rahman, Indian Singer, and Director & Trustee of A.R. Rahman Foundation
  • Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder, Design for Change Foundation
  • Ricky Kej, Composer and Two Time Grammy Winner
  • Smt Vandana Shiva, Environmentalist
  • Shri Rajendra Singh, Waterman of India
  • Shri Puneet Lalbhai, Executive Director, Arvind Ltd.
  • Smt Vani Kola, Venture Capitalist
  • Tanya Maniktala, Indian actor
  • Joshna Chinappa, India Professional Squash Champion
  • Dr. Tejaswini Manogna, Miss Earth 2019
  • Rishabh Shah, President & Founder, IIMUN
  • Shri J.D. Lakshminarayana, IPS, Former CBI Director and Addnl. Director General of Police
  • Smt Radhika Ghai, Founder, Kindlife.in
  • Shri Shobhit Mathur, Founder & Dean, Rashtram School of Public Leadership
  • Alina Alam, Founder & CEO, Mitti Café
  • Smt Nirmala Mehendale, Founder Trustee, World Kindness Movement India
  • Shri M Srinivas Rao, CEO, T-Hub Telangana
  • Shri Venkatesh Murthy, Founder & Mentor, Youth for Seva
  • Shri Sadam Hanjabam, Founder & CEO, Ya_All
  • Kuany Kiir Kuany, Project Officer, UNESCO
  • Amaarah Martinus, Senior Program Officer, UNESCO MGIEP
  • Arudradev Rao, Director, Orient Blackswan
  • Mallika Reddy, Founder, Cancelled Plans

More information is available at https://heartfulness.org/kindness

For those of you who are getting ready to visit Kanha, we are eagerly awaiting you and looking forward to your presence here.

A novel and interesting highlight of this international youth summit is the Kindness Concert by Ricky Kej and his band, to spread the message of kindness to the environment. The concert will be on Saturday, August 13 at 6 pm IST, as part of this summit, and livecast at https://hfn.link/rwk2022.

For the millions of registered youth who are unable to join us physically at Kanha Shanti Vanam, we are hopeful that you will join us online and watch the livestream of this inspiring lineup of keynote speakers.

The important times for everyone to join us virtually are:

August 12
Meditate with Daaji at 9 am IST followed by a plenary session with dignitaries
Dil-Se with Daaji at 8:30 pm IST

August 13
Meditate with Daaji at 9 am IST followed by a plenary session with dignitaries
Kindness Concert with Ricky Kej from 6 pm IST onward

August 14
Meditate with Daaji at 10 am IST followed by a plenary session with dignitaries (This is after local satsangs at all the ashrams at 7:30 am IST – everyone should attend that)
Valedictory Ceremony with Daaji and dignitaries at 10:30 am IST

Please subscribe to the Heartfulness YouTube channel and the HeartTunesz YouTube channel to be notified of all events and be a part of this delightful youth summit:

Looking forward to spreading the spirit of kindness,
Heartfulness Youth Team