Preacher and Chairman of Islamic Information Centre, Mumbai
Zaid Patel addressing the World Peace Festival in Malegaon
Lama to open World Peace Festival in Pune
Retired super cop and social activist Kiran Bedi
and some of the eminent scientists and educationists will
participate in the World Peace Festival here Oct 10, which Tibetan
spiritual leader Dalai Lama will inaugurate
Belief in God and faith in life after death are keys to the world
peace, said renowned Islamic preacher Zaid Patel even as
hundreds in Malegaon - and thousands other in various parts of
India, prayed for world peace through 'Peace Meditation'.
"Once we have total faith in God and
belief in life after death, we will regard ourselves accountable for whatever we do in our day-to-day life.
This accountability will bring in us restraint and will also
encourage us to work for others", Zaid Patel said while addressing a mammoth gathering in Malegaon
on October 10.
The gathering was part of the World
Peace Festival organised by Tej Gyan Foundation - a Pune-based charitable trust,
which organised the programme -- "World Peace...Piece by Piece" in
various parts of India to champion the cause of peace.
"We should understand that all human
beings are brothers and despite differences have the tendency to
co-exist. But lack of communication sometimes damages this
tendency, results in creating misconceptions and we who strive for peace are
further broken into pieces", he
Quoting from the Holy Quran, which
says, there is no compulsion in religion and stating that the God Himself
has given us the right to practice whichever religion we wish to, Zaid said,
"At the same time, He has advised us all to think on the purpose
of our being into in this world by sending the Messengers. Once we think on this
with the help of the guidelines as brought to us by these
Messengers, we will
surrender our wishes to the will of the God and will actually become
Taking the discussion even further,
Ms. Alka Nimbalkar - a serving officer in the Govt. of Maharashtra,
said, "World peace is in the idea of mutual understanding and
lies in paying respect to other's rights. This can be achieved by
first bringing peace within then extending the same to others."
Explaining giving examples, Alka
said, "We need to form a chain of such people…the peaceful people..
This chain will then bridge the gaps and would save the world….the beautiful
Earlier, Chairman of the Tej Gyan
Foundation, in his video message, elaborated in details about the
foundation's campaign "Peace...Piece by Piece." He shared the
daily Peace Meditation with the audience and urged them to
practice it every morning and evening at 09:09.