The ethos of Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam in Article 51

Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam

Article 51 of the Indian Constitution is replete with the ethos of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ said Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh.

He inaugurated the ’22nd International Conference of Chief Justices of the World’ online this evening. This conference is being organized by City Montessori School, Lucknow. Speaking on this occasion, Defence Minister said that Article 51 of the Indian Constitution is replete with the ethos of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’.

Do you know what the phrase Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam means? It is a Sanskrit phrase that means “the world is one family”.

He said that sustainable development and solution to various global problems need concerted global action. He and expressed his belief that this conference will prove to be a landmark in ensuring the welfare of humanity and for safeguarding the future of the world’s children. Mr. Singh stressed the need for mutual understanding and cooperation among all countries of the world. He congratulated CMS Founder, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi for raising his voice for the very important issue of children’s rights and the World Order.

Presiding over the opening ceremony, Mayor of Lucknow, Smt. Sanyukta Bhatia said that through this international conference CMS is creating a new future for the world’s children as well as setting a new dimension in the field of education.

She expressed gratitude towards all the eminent jurists for the world and presented the Key to the City of Lucknow to Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bheki Maphalala, Chief Justice of Eswatini. In his acceptance speech, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bheki Maphalala said that the right to a secure future for 2.5 billion children of the world is such an issue that is possible only by establishing unity, peace, and harmony in the world.

Participating countries: –

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Fiji Islands, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lesotho, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, The Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uganda, and India.

CMS Founder, eminent educationist, and convener of the ‘International Conference of Chief Justices of the world’, Dr. Jagdish Gandhi warmly welcomed the Chief Guest, Mr. Rajnath Singh, Special Guest, Smt. Sanyukta Bhatia and the eminent participants of the conference included the Chief Justices, Judges, legal luminaries, and the Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other dignitaries from 50 countries of the world. The programme began with the National Song – ‘Vande Mataram’ and School Prayer – “I bear witness…” and various types of school bands presented by the students of CMS Kanpur Road Campus. Apart from this, various colorful presentations like Welcome Song, World Unity Prayer, All Religions Prayer, Choreography, etc. presented by the students enthralled everyone present in the ceremony. On this occasion, the online presentation of ‘Song of Unity’ by Jinous Yegan was particularly liked by all.

CMS President, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon while expressing her heartfelt gratitude to all the dignitaries and eminent personalities, jurists, and legal luminaries from India and abroad, informed that the round of discussions and deliberations under this historic conference will begin tomorrow on 20 November.

Prior to that, Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanathji will be formally inaugurating the conference at 10.00 am tomorrow on 20 November. Rajya Sabha Member, Mr. Sudhanshu Trivedi will be the Special Guest on this occasion. Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow, Prof. Subir K Bhatnagar will be the Chief Guest of the afternoon session at 2.00 pm while Speaker of the UP Legislative Assembly, Shri Hridya Narayan Dixit will grace the evening session of the conference at 6.00 pm with his gracious presence.

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