Aim of the Centre:
To promote Gandhi's legacy of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution between nation states so we can move to a World Beyond War.
(Gandhi began writing about the possibilities of national defense by nonviolent resistance in 1931. He recommended a nonviolent defense policy to Switzerland in 1931, to Abyssinia in 1935, to Czechoslovakia in 1938, and to Britain in 1940. The Congress Party in India rejected his proposal for a nonviolent defense in 1939, and again in 1940.)
- To introduce Nonviolent Defence in Defence Systems globally
- To advocate Gandhi's vision of Communal Harmony
- To spread the Gandhian ideals of Truth Nonviolence & Service - Satya, Ahimsa, Seva
Work with educational institutions to spread awareness of Gandhian principles.
Collaborate with Gandhian Institutes/ Foundations, Gandhi Bhavans in Universities, Gandhi Centers in Colleges to promote Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.
Team up with international Gandhi Institutes and Departments of Peace Studies/ Research and network with internationally renowned Gandhian scholars/peace researchers to promote Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.
Spreading the message of the Centre through seminars, workshops, short Gandhi courses, conferences, research and publications. To begin with a series of bi-monthly seminars in 2015 on Mahatma Gandhi's views on Conflict Resolution, Religion, Development, Truth, Women, Nonviolent Resistance etc.