is a need for the people of Jammu and Kashmir to
come together around our deepest spiritual values
and glorious common heritage, listen to the
guidance of love in our hearts and come up with
inspired and practical proposals for lasting Peace
and Prosperity in J & K.
Peace and Prosperity for All, Inspired by Love.
growing mass of well-meaning people, in India and
Pakistan, believe that the time has come to
positively & consciously bring about a shift
in mind-sets, which alone can lead to outer
changes and long-term friendship between the two
A group of such people, led by the Pragati
Foundation in Pune, India, and the Foundation for
Human and Economic Development, USA, had a very
inspiring and energising Indo-Pak dialogue at
Panchgani in the summer of 2001 ( 8th -11th August
2001 ). It was probably
first time since 1947, that
Kashmiris, sat together at one table,
in a spirit of Friendship,
and came up with a
One of the resolutions adopted at Panchgani was
that another dialogue should be held, in which the
people of undivided J & K could share their
authentic heritage and voice their true collective
It was agreed that the true voice of the people of
J & K needs to be heard and their deepest
aspirations need to guide actions on the future of
proposed dialogue is intended to create an
inspired and practical atmosphere, in which
creative alternatives can be developed from a
deeper space, for the collective good. The
resolutions and action plans, which emerge, would
be shared with the public and with the leaders of
our nations. This would mobilise constructive
action for a glorious future for Jammu and
forthcoming dialogue is aimed at bringing together
seriously committed people, from the whole of
Jammu and Kashmir, in a very inspiring setting. We
will seek the
of Love in silence, besides dialoguing, to come
up with practical solutions and proposals for
lasting Peace and Prosperity for the people of J
& K as a whole.
this dialogue, the purpose is to get together,
listen to each other and re-connect back with the
rich and glorious Spiritual, Aesthetic,
Intellectual and Universal heritage (including
Kashmiriyat) of J&K
one that has a
tremendous relevance in todays times. We intend
to work together for Peace and Prosperity for all,
inspired by the Universal Spirit, which has guided
us all through the ages. This dialogue and
reconnection, would give the world a chance to
hear of the Underlying Values that forge the
Kashmiri Spirit, and how deeply it draws from the
Human Principles of Love, Brotherhood and the
Universal Oneness of all humankind.
It was also felt that a solution to the
problem of poor Indo-Pak relations,
and to the Kashmir issue, can be found
within these values.
& Guiding Principles :
will use tools like Open
Space Technology to structure the proceedings,
while at the same time giving space for Inner
Guidance and spontaneous meetings. The guiding
principles we will follow are :
dialogue is the outcome of a deep longing for
healing, peace and prosperity in Jammu &
wholeheartedly invite you to join us in this
When we d"
When I dream alone, it is just a dream.
ream together, it is the
beginning of reality.
When we work together, following our
dream, it is the
Creation of Heaven on Earth
Adapted Brazilian Proverb
Agenda : All
dates are in
arrive at Asia Plateau, Panchgani
00 10 A.M.
comments by Moti Dar, other
Note address by a Spiritual Leader
Visual Presentation on the Universal
of Jammu and
A. M. Onwards
for dialogue and General Meeting
out sessions using Open Space Technology
00 P. M.
A. M. Onwards
Meeting Open Space continues
of Action Planning
30 - 7. 30 A. M.
Steps ( Action Plans ) & Closing
00 - 8. 00 P. M.
Meeting at Ganesh Krida Mandal Pune, jointly
by Sanjay Nahar and team of Sarhad,
Details will follow.
send the enclosed Registration Form with Rs.
2,500/- per participant by Demand Draft
payable to Pragati
Foundation, drawn on a bank in Pune.
charges include both lodging and boarding at Asia
date for receiving a hard copy your registration
form with payment :
The Venue of the dialogue is Asia Plateau,
Panchgani Tel :
Plateau is a zone,
alcohol, and tobacco. The participants are
requested to respect the rules and norms of the
venue, in letter and spirit.
Panchgani in winter can be quite cold.
You are advised to equip yourself
at the Venue
is 100 kms from Pune. It can be easily reached by
road from Pune or Mumbai. Kindly
reach Asia Plateau by 3 P. M. on 12Th
can receive you in Pune / Mumbai and make
arrangements for your transport to Panchgani
provided your travel plans and arrival details are
intimated to the Co-ordinator
Alternatively, you are also welcome to reach
Panchgani on your own. Kindly keep the Co-ordinator
informed of your travel plans through emails /
any information and queries about the dialogue,
please do not hesitate to email or call the
following people in India for assistance :
and Nivedita Sharma
(O/R) 91-11-6091061, 6070976, 6070983
Fax : 91-11- 6090593
Pathak ( Co-ordinator )
91-20-7290134, 7291217, 7290173
Fax : 91-20-7292246.
( R ) 91-20-5440738
warm regards and all good wishes,
Foundation is registered under the societies
Registration Act 1860 ( Regn. No.- 6514-92)
and the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 ( Regn. No.
F-7629 ). Donations and contributions are exempted
from income tax vide section 80 G of
Income Tax Act 1961]
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