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Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament & Environmental protection (IIPDEP) and  Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines arranged- Remembering Hiroshima-Nagasaki events from 6 to 9 August 2009  in Schools and Public places in India. We have clubbed the Landmines and Cluster Munitions in this event. The theme of the event wasNuclear bombs - Weapons of Mass Destruction and Landmines, Cluster Munitions Weapons of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion.  

The event was arranged, collaboration with Raman Science Center (-A Unit of National Council of Science Museums, Government of India), International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and International Network of Scientists and Engineers for Social Responsibility (INE) on 6th August 2009 in Raman Science  Center  

Science quiz. based on Nuclear Weapons, Landmines and Cluster Munitions was arranged for the students. More than 200 students from the 16 schools participated in the science quiz. Prior to the quiz, school principal was informed the topic of the quiz.  

We were astonished to observe that students thoroughly prepare for the nuclear weapons, landmines, and cluster Munitions and they answers very well. Winner were given the certificates. Youths are the future of any country and if they are informed-are ready to involve in humanitarian issues. We have decided to target more and more of future generation (youths) for the humanitarian issue of nuclear weapons, landmines and cluster Munitions.  

Youth members of Indian CBL from medical as well as engineering colleges took active part for the success of the event. 

Youth member of Indian CBL addressing the participants.   Dr. Krishna Kamble. Head of Professor
Students in the Seminar


On the eve of 10 years of Mine Ban Treaty, Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines has arranged  Event Making a Difference On the Ground -  Public raising &awareness events, Marches & Pubic Rally of Landmines Affected and Survivors   in  Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan (landmines affected state)  February 27,2009. 

Prior to Rally the meeting was arranged and landmines victims put forward their vows and difficulties faced by them.  

128 Landmine victims march to the city’s prominent road culminating into public rally. Petition of demand of landmines victims and Ban on Landmines and Cluster Munitions was handed over to the Collector head of the administration. The copy was also sent through proper channel to the President of India, Prime Minister, Defence, Home and Foreign Minister of India.  

The major demands of landmines victims are physical and economical rehabilitation so they can continue as a part of society. They strongly urge Government of India to sign the Ban Treaty and Ban Landmines and Cluster Munitions so they do not have to suffer in future, if their demand of Ban will not be heard they will start Non-violence movement on Gandhian principles.  

Landmines victims are residing near the border of entire stretch of Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. They have faced the agony of 3 wars and suffered due to planting of landmines by Indian Army. Landmine victims said, we are living in the modern advance technological age and absolute weapon of 2nd world war e.g. landmines must be banned and alternate which will not be hazardous to the civilians must be invented and use by Indian Army. 

They have also demanded to ban the Cluster Munitions as it is also working same as landmines and killing and maiming innocent civilians. 

Petition of demands was handed over to the Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly. and concerned government officials for the rederessal of their difficulties  

 Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly. Promised that they will take this matter in Parliament and strongly support for the Ban.  Landmines Affected and Survivors has created the solidarity with public 

 Ramachandra, who was tailor, lost his both eyes and hands in the blast (this incident occurred in the filled which was demined by Indian Army and handed over to the owner.) People were moved by plight of Ramachandra. Electronic as well as print media highlighted the photos of Ramachandra.  

Women landmine victims in the rally Landmines victims in the rally
Parliamentarian and political leaders leading the public rally Ramchandra lost both eyes and hand in the landmines blast
Landmine victims in the rally Landmine victims narrating their vow in the meeting.


After- the event 10th MBT in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan on 27th February . Mine Risk Education was arranged on February 28, 200for the students and villagers for border town/village HINDUMALKOT which is 250 meter from the India Pakistan border. Army check tower is in village.  

We have also distributed the cartoon booklet DANGER :DO NOT TOUCH to the students and villagers.

MRE in School HINDUMALKOT  Student with booklet DO NOT TOUCH


After the event 10th MBT in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan on 27th February. Mine Risk Education was arranged on 28 February 2009 for the students and villagers for border town/village KHANKHAN  which is 497 meter from the India Pakistan border.   

We have also distributed the cartoon booklet "DANGER: DO NOT TOUCH" to the students and villagers. We have also included Cluster Munitions in booklet. 

I am also sending the photo of India Pakistan border and barbed wire facing. If you enlarge the photo you can see the barbed wire and flood lights. The terrain is very fertile and upto last points of border, farmers are growing crops in their fields. In 2001 in Operation Parakaram, mines were planted and villagers were asked to vacate their villages. They stayed away from their houses for one and half year as Internally Displaced Persons. They also lost three Crops.  Due to fertile land, there are many casualties and still some time civilians are losing their limbs due to landmines.



Organized by Indian Campaign to Ban landmines
Collaborating Agency
International Ccommittee of Red Cross
Supported by Government of Canada




The methodology used in the Workshop was such that participants could feel easy to understand the proceedings of the conference.

1. Discussion This was done to break the inhibition and doubts of the participants, to help them explain and analyze their viewpoints and to reduce the gap between them and the resource person.

2. Visual Aids Exhibition materials provided by Geneva Call, ICBL and Indian CBL, ICRC, were displayed to keep up the interest alive and to provide them first hand information.

3. Video Film Video film was screened for the participants.

4. Group discussion After inaugural and every session, sufficient time was provided by brain storming and discussion.

92 participants from all parts of India, State Coordinators of Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines, Diplomats, high ranking military/police. Intellectuals, policy makers, politicians, youth, women, faith groups etc. participated in the National Conference


The conference begins with lighting of lamps. After the inaugural ceremony the written Best wished for the conference of Hon Antony, Defense Minister of India was read.  

April 23, 2008  

Proceeding of the conference start with lighting the lamp.  

Dr. Balkrishna Kurvey, Coordinator of Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines in his introductory speech welcomed all guest. He apprises the delegates about the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Landmine is a weapon killing in slow motion. He talked in detail about landmines planted in 1945, 1965, 1971 and Operation Parakram along India Pakistan border in Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu Kashmir. In Operation Parkaram in 2002 more than one million landmines were planted along 180miles India Pakistan border in the state of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Jammu Kashmir. Due to these mines more than 50civilians lost their lives and limbs, equal number of defense personnel also became the pray and that too happened without a single bullet was fired across the border and there was no war. In India Pakistan border ignorant civilians are victims. He urged all the delegates and State Coordinator of Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines to take the issue of Cluster Munitions in their respective state and start advocacy programme and build public campaign which will ultimately force to our political leaders/policy makers and bureaucrats to think seriously on this issue. Through this august gathering he has appeal India and Pakistan to include a Ban Landmines in their Peace Building dialogue/Measures.  

Mr. Head of Regional Delegation, International Committee of Red Cross Vincent Nicod, said that landmine is a most horrible weapon. Modern wares are more horrible and only prevention is better than cure. ICRC is not capable to end or prevent the war or conflict. He made adequate references to events in Mahabharata (a great Indian epic) and the advice of Lord Krishna to Arjuna about his moral duty and said that wars have limits. Mahabharata referred that Civilians should be protected. But in modern wars mines being used without distinction between civilians and military people. Peasants are worst affected. He attracted an attention of the members present in the hall towards contribution of International committee of Red Cross in the context of fatal injuries incurred by the explosion of landmines. He appreciated the far reaching vision of late Prime Minister of India Pandit Nehru in regards to Red Cross. Preventive measures should be taken in context to landmines as it is killing and maiming innocent civilians .Preventive measure is to stop using landmines and signed the Ottawa Treaty. He said that the innocent civilians should be prevented from the long reaching bad effects of the landmines blasts all over the world. Cultivators are the most affected in the problem stricken area to the worst extent. He referred to the countries which have accepted the convention initiated by Canada. As the end of his speech he congratulated Dr, Kurvey and Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines and appeal that all nations states should sign the Ottawa Treaty to do away with landmines.

 Mr. Nicod also informed the ill effects of Cluster Munitions and need to Ban Cluster Munitions  

Brigadier S.M.Mahajan, Director Military Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs addressed the delegates on Indian Policy on landmines. India support the vision free of the world of Landmines and UXO and people live peacefully. India is fully aware of the indiscriminate use of landmines, and Committed to Global Ban of landmines in a manner which address the legitimate defense requirement. India is state party to amended protocol II of CCW. Since 1 Jan 1977 India has not produce non detectible mines and has a moratorium on export. Production of landmines is with the Central government agencies and not under the private sector.

 Like other states we have long border with our neighboring counties and our security environment is necessiting maintenance of high state of operation preparedness. Mine field is important part of our defense plan. Mines are laid by well trained armed forces personnel as per protocol II. And in war time only. Govt. of India takes the measures as per international humanitarian law. Information is disseminated to Armed Forces and armed forces educate the people regarding precautions. Planting of landmines are permitted to army only and mines are laid only in border area and marked and fenced. We do not use landmines in maintenance of law and order and internal security. We have taken steps in accordance with International laws about the landmines. We however cannot afford to ban landmines in border region as protection of our national interests is our main concern.  

No interior part of our country can be regarded as mine affected. Security forces are not using mines in internal situation though terrorists are using landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices. Core of Engineers is helping the civilians in defusing mines. Concerned afford to make a victims with monetary as well as prosthetic help is undertaken.

On humanitarian ground India has started taking parts in CCW conferences. India provided cooperation to UN Demining process in Cambodia under UN umbrella. In Afghanistan demined the road and helping in construction. Providing Jaipur foot to affected countries

Only armed forces are allowed to use landmines. To victims of landmines, India government. is giving all possible help to them and rehabilitation work is in progress. India is giving all possible cooperation to UNO in this regard. India has sent the military contingents to help the landmine victims in Cambodia, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Sudan. The Indian Military officers are giving training to the people in these countries. The Jaipur foots are sent for the victims who have lost the legs in the blast. Last but not the least he said that India is committed to Ottawa Treaty but with certain reservations. Indian govt. has certain limitation in this regard. Our borders are very sensitive and there we cannot afford to ban landmine in Toto.  

The chief guest Mr. Kenneth McCartney. Acting High Commissioner of Canada to India at the outset thanked the dignitaries who spoke earlier and then explained the role of Canada in the movement towards a Mine Free world and Ottawa Treaty. He also referred to the countries which have joined the Ottawa Treaty (Ban landmine Treaty).He welcomed the growing enthusiasm in India regarding the anti landmines movement. He said that humanitarian face of this problem must be taken into consideration by all nations.

He stressed that National conference like this play an important role in India and in the region. I arrive 3 years earlier and seen the engagement by Indian CBL in many parts of India. General. Barril from Canada visited India and had a discussion with various government officials and military personnel. I witness the first hand growing interest and common goal of free of Landmines with together by government and civil society. As a regional and global leader India participation is crucial. This region has a security concern. He cited the example of Turkey and Greece arch enemy signed the Ottawa Treaty together. There are many successes to Ottawa Treaty. Previously every year 26,00people used to lost their lives and limbs but last year number has been lower down to 6000. Trade in landmines has completely stopped. 13 states only producing the mines and last year only 2 governments planted the landmines. We need to bring last 93 states on board. We have also thought of Non State Actors (militants, insurgents etc) as they are using the landmines. We have to convince them on humanitarian ground not to use landmines. Gradual measures, increasing public debate, we need to finish this job together.

Owing to the Ottawa Treaty and awakening in regard to landmines the number of victims is decreasing to considerable extent. He insisted that country like India should join the Ottawa Treaty and should stop the production of landmines, stockpiling and should destroy the stock of mines deposited with army. In the end he said that Canada wants to reach the goal.  

 Sudhir Bhatnagar CEO of SARD gave information about the workshops held in various regions of India. The mine victims have been provided with Jaipur foot. The cooperation has been sought from Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. NGOs have shown enthusiasm in this regard. The International Institution also has given active support. Government of India is likely to extend hand of cooperation in this regard. He expressed the hope that this conference will do lot in this direction.  

After tea break Col Susheel Dwivedi of Indian Army delivered a lecture on Landmine Weapons of Destructing in Slow Motion. He informed the delegates in detail about anti personal mines. After the blast, if you survive, you are disables for whole life. You have no family to support; you are depended throughout your life on somebody. Mine is problematic. They lie in the ground waiting and do not distinguished between the foot of soldier and child. He said that landmine is a weapon of destruction in slow motion. In India landmines incidents occurred in border where medical treatment is not available. 100% mines could not be taken out. 10% will remain in ground due to geographical factors. Refugees returning to their villages afraid to go to field to tile the land. Lastly he said that bold steps have to be taken at high level against these indiscriminate weapons.

Landmines and NSAs  

Dr. Balkrishna Kurvey introduces the topic Non State Actors and Landmines. He informed that most armed conflicts today involve one or more armed NSAs (militants, insurgents, secessionist etc.) fighting government forces or each other. NSAs are part of landmine equation, they are part of the problem they must be part of the solution. Many NSAs are manufactures and stockpile anti personnel mines, more NSAs are using mines than the government forces. Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Treaty) is designed for the engagement and signature by state only. NSAs though they are convinced regarding inhuman use of landmines could not sign the Ottawa Treaty. Geneva Call an International humanitarian organization created under Swiss law in March 200to advocate mine ban among NSAs. Geneva Call provides mechanism whereby NSAs can join the mine ban through signature of the Deed of commitment adhere to a total mine Ban. Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva is the custodian of the signed Deeds.

In India there are many militants groups active in Jammu Kashmir and North Eat India. Indian CBL has successful in convincing National Socialist Council of Nagaland (I-M most powerful NSAs in North East India) and Kuki National Organization and they have signed the Deed of Commitment under Geneva Call. Dr. Kurvey, appeal to all NSAs, militants groups not to use anti-personnel landmines on humanitarian ground and signed the Deed of Commitment under Geneva Call. He also appeals to the delegates from North East India to educate/convenience the NSAs in their state on the humanitarian aspects as per international humanitarian Law. 

Col Jassal of Assam Rifles narrated the Socio-eco- cultural situation of North East India and many incidents of blast of landmines and IEDs by various Militants groups .He narrated that IEDs are more horrible than the landmines and innocent civilians children and womens are killed and lost their limbs.  

Major General, (Retd) Satbir Singh of Indian Army narrated his experience and sum up the session and welcomes the step taken by International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Geneva Call towards convincing the NSAs to be part of landmine Ban.  

Dr. RajkhowaProfessor of Law, Guwahati University, North East India spoke on Human Right and Landmine He said that with planting of mine the chain of denial of human rights starts. He told that there is various issues focus in International humanitarian Laws. We must address the problem arising from landmines from angle of Human Rights. Rehabilitation of the victims is also very important. Excuse by Government of India is based on the defense preparedness and military outlook but worst effects of landmine not taken into consideration by our government. What about missing mines/ and victims who lost their lives and limbs and cattle. Ruined families and bread earners.

The basic right Right to life is lost due to landmines. When bread earner lost the limbs whole family suffers. Economically, physically, psychological mental agony to the victims. Disability loss the dignity of persons. There are laws to disability which does not speak about landmine sufferers, right to meaningful existence. Livelihood affected by mine explosion. Right to life is refused. The right to equality is declined.

Responsibility of all citizens to help that the landmine victims lead a dignified life in community. In North East Indian states problem is big, we do not have law covering the victims of land mines. Special reservation for landmines victims is needed. . Bureaucracy has not changed their mind set. They have not realized the plight of the victims. People living in affected area are under constant threat.  

Mr. Bannerji Chakka Legal Department of International Committee of Red Cross spoke on Legal Aspect of Ottawa Treaty Narrated the state obligation under Ottawa Treaty. The official title is Ban on prohibition, use, stockpiling, and transport of anti personnel mines. This obligation prevents the further catastrophe. It is also duty of the state to demine. Demining is difficult, it require lots of money, skill and expertise. Educate the people in affected area. Assistant to affected people, families, obligation of the countries to the part of the convention. Legislation and implementation. Reservations not allowed. None state Actors bound by International humanitarian Laws. And they should also ban anti personnel landmines.

State coordinator of various states narrated the problem in their states.

Sayyed Safat from Jammu Kashmir said Kashmir is no more a heaven. From 1947 Problem stricken state. Since partition of India, wars fought and mines laid. Landmines problem persistent along Line of Control. Under the guidance of Dr. Kurvey landmines survey team collect the data of landmines victims. But to due to snow and extreme cold weather and lack of transport, survey could not be carried out in 3 districts of Kashmir valley. Due to surveillance of the militancy correct information in regard to the victims is not easily possible. Hospitalization not easy. It is necessary to make law to give urgent help to needy. Medical and monetary help given to Punjab and Rajasthan should be extended to Jammu Kashmir. Mine Risk Education is necessary along the Line of Control. Military personals are safe but civilians are not safe. Requirement of psycho-economic-rehabilitation is necessary. India Pakistan should go for anti mine treaty to save civil population from injuries.  

Dr. Dhddich from Rajasthan said good experience to work with Dr. Kurvey. Our team of Rajasthan is working very hard in regard to Anti personnel mines victims. In western Rajasthan we face landmine problem. Mine Risk Education in school were organized. Efforts for rehabilitation are undertaken. The victims do not need lip service but actual rehabilitation.

Sandeep Kumar (Punjab) Indian Army undertook demining in affected area. Personally contacted the victims in border area. Poor and they are uneducated. Rehabilitation is a main issue. Government should help.  

Miss Rumita (Assam)Factory manufactures anti personnel mines are not in used in Assam. It is Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs).In recent blast in market area, innocent civilians are killed and injured. More than 15militants small and big groups are active in this region out of which 25 are big. Negotiations with support from the local people with them are in progress to convince them to Ban landmines.  

24 April 2008  

Panel discussion on Socio-Economic Factors of Landmines chaired by Ms Dilani Hippola, Second Secretary, Canadian High Commission, New Delhi.  

Ms Kirsten L. Lentz, South Asia Regional Coordinator, Handicap International spoke on Socio-economic effects. Along with physical loss, mines leads to psychological, emotional effects and economic loss. . Landmine is impairment of fundamental rights and had a Global implication. It diverted resources and create lack of confidence among victims. We have to work on rights on Development and poverty reduction scheme. Displacement of people starts the economic and human rights problem. Landmines starts the chain loss of Agriculture and grazing land, loss of access to infrastructure, employment, decreases in social trust, loss of wage earner, widow, widowers, human rights, education, stigma, discrimination, risk behavior, . denial of agriculture, husbandry lands, trade/transport etc. Ban landmines forever are the only solution to these problems.

Dr. Nalini Kurvey, President of Nagpur Gynecological and Obstetrician Society narrated the landmine country cases from India. Small device, little explosive made to injure and disable the people. It needs pressure of half KG.Even child’s step explodes the landmines. Most of men survive with injuries but children have more horrible effects. Injuries seen in civilian who are not in war is horrible.Dr. Kurvey narrated the story of Mrs.Raj Kuwar. She had no choice but to go to work. She lost both leg. Women landmines victims are divorced. Children socially out cast and their future devastated. Prosthetic very costly. Girl landmine victims do not have future. Human face of the problem. In war torn areas it is not a personnel problem but a problem of society. Socio burden. As in the medical field we say, prevention is better than cure, for landmines it is Ban Landmines.  

Dr. Tasmina Manai of Jamia Milia Islamia University spoke on the Scio-economic effects of landmines.  

Ms Dilani Hipploa said that our aim and overall goal is Mine Free world. We attached importance to this issue as Canada has taken lead in landmine Ban. Ottawa Treaty was culminated in December 1977. We look forward its universalization. Canada work with India and other countries and we continue cooperation with you for the overall goal of mine free word. Landmines can not only a security issue but it has always had a socio/economic and agriculture issues. 

Prakash Tekade spoke on Impact of Landmines on Agriculture. Agriculture industries lead to stable life. Due to planting of landmines agriculture land is spoiled. Landmine blast spread toxins which disturbed the flora and fauna and land became barren. The chemicals affect the productivity of land, 50% production loss. In India mines are planted in fertile land of Punjab, Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan, Jammu, Kathua district in Jammu in Kashmir and farmers lost 3 crops. India is an agricultural country and if the land will be barren for some years, we may face the food scarcity.  

Dr. Dhadich Planting of landmines is directly related environmental issues. Landmines are planted in agriculture land, water ways, beaches, forests, mountains, deserts etc.We want to live in Peace or Pieces?  

Due to landmines agriculture, grazing lands affected wild life, vegetation and deterioration of soil which lead to Global warming. Good air, water, land, should be free from pollution. Landmines increases pollution, Research should be undertaken in this regard. Direct impact should be seen. Landmine destroying micro bio organism leading to decrease of agriculture production. and contaminated the water, air, land,  

Dr. Dilip Yardi of World Wild Life of India spoke on Effects of Landmines on Wild Life landmines had done a huge damage to wild life. In 23 countries 6, 27,00animals loss life due to landmines. Plant species not taken into consideration. Devastated land does not produce any vegetation or fodder for animals. Eco system is disturbed. Much information not available about landmine effect on wild life. It takes years to revive the devastated land. Conflict between animals for the survival. Species of plants, ants, birds too affected. No record of affected wild animals. Invalid animals, nobody to take their care. In African countries, wildlife is under threat and constantly decreasing e.g. Gorilla, elephants, brown bears, zebras etc.7500animals lost life in Vietnam. Strict legal action needed. Voluntary efforts needed to stop this and International Campaign to Ban landmines should take lead in this humanitarian cause towards wildlife.

Ms Roshna Arya Spoke on Rehabilitation aspects of landmine victims and informed the delegates the orthopedic center of ICRC in Jammu Kashmir. Services provided to landmines as well as other people in this center and ICRC projects to provide artificial limbs.

Daler Sing of Indian Red Cross spoke on Mine Risk education.Daler Singh narrated the myths spread by films about landmines; He also educated the delegates regarding Cluster munitions and UXOs.Warned that never touch such objects. Mine Risk Education should be arranged in villages and in schools especially for the children which will certainly lower the number of landmine incidents. 

Group Discussion (Panel).Role of media for advocating the issue of landmines  

Surinder Oberoi, Media and Publicity Officer of ICRC chaired the Session. Susheel Sharma, Bureau Chief, Punjab Kesari, Shimla and Ms Tripti Nath, Correspondence Tribune put forward their view on role of media.  

Mine victims face various problems. Media should highlight their stories. Many media persons do not know about Anti personnel mines. Many of them are ignorant of Ottawa Treaty. If you want media to advocate, organize workshop for them.

Ms.TriptiPlainly said that her knowledge about the landmines and the connected problems is very limited. Only Indian CBL has arranged a survey of the victims and highlighted the plight of the sufferers. It is a global crisis. Ms. Fatima Choudhary of Kolkata with data from Indian CBL revealed the stories of Rajasthan. 

The people of border region should be informed through the hording in Hindi and Gurumukhi. Government of India is bound to provide rehabilitation to the anti personnel landmines victims. Humanitarian approach  India cannot escape from it. Awareness campaign in the affected area is essential.  

Chairperson Government of India should feel responsible. Media persons do not know the factual and on ground truth of the victims. We should learn to report corrected version. Media has no refrigerator to store news. They should be in touch for the correct verification. Army people should educate the media persons. News should reach to media in right time.

The concluding Session  

 Dr. Kurvey thanks to the media for good coverage of the Indian Campaign to Ban Landmines various events in all parts of India and writing the stories of landmine victims in their newspapers and magazines. 

 Mr. Christopher Harland, Regional Legal Advisor, International Committee of Red Cross said that uptil now 156 countries joined the Ottawa Treaty. 4million anti personnel landmines been destroyed. 2006 Landmine Report shows that there is a decrease in the victims. ICRC study reveals that landmines are not useful for any military operation but cost wise is very expensive to demine. 156 countries say it is not necessary. It is not a good weapon. Cost of mine is not much but demining process is expensive and difficult

Jan Nicholas Schuett Dy. Head of the regional delegation, International Committee of Red Cross 156 countries signed Ottawa Treaty and send a message that all countries should join. Some countries like India did not join. The discussion in this conference shall come up with humanitarian considerations. There should be ban on production, use and stockpile. The process by such conference will lead to final success. We cannot be silent on this issue and should feel responsible to join the campaign. Make people believe in the efforts.

Mr. S.C.Goyal President, SARD thanks to all those who work for this noble cause.


The chief guest Mr. Kenneth McCartney. Acting High Commissioner of Canada to India Brigadier S.M.Mahajan, Director Military Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs
Mr. Head of Regional Delegation, International Committee of Red Cross Vincent Nicod,