29th October 2022
    Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi

    Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) is proud to host a Peace and Sustainability Conclave at Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on Saturday, 29th October 2022 to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence and 75 years of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s pursuit of peace. The event will be attended by esteemed guests, panelists, and speakers from different walks of life.

    For the last 75 years, from the eve of India’s independence on 14th August 1947 – when Ikeda began his pursuit of peace, till date – Ikeda has made significant contributions at the grassroots level to promote a culture of peace. His peace efforts are based on a spirit of heartfelt dialogue and exchange which help create bridges that link people’s hearts. The BSG Peace & Sustainability Conclave is a humble effort to share this spirit of dialogue to create a sustainable society.


    Time Activity
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Session 1 – Peace Conclave
    Based on Daisaku Ikeda’s 40th Peace Proposal (2022)
    5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Launch of the ‘BSG for SDG’ mobile app, Ribbon cutting for the exhibition titled ‘Seeds of Hope and Action: Making the SDGs a Reality’ (SOHA), Tea Break
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Session 2 – Sustainability Conclave
    Based on Daisaku Ikeda’s ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ (2002) and ‘Environment’ (2012) Proposals
    7:30 pm onwards High Tea


    Every year since 1983, in order to present concrete solutions to a variety of global problems or threats that seriously impact people’s lives, livelihoods, and dignity, Ikeda has been authoring annual peace proposals. Through these proposals, Ikeda has often urged ordinary citizens to take lead in creating this 21st century as a century of peace, a century of life.

    Ikeda says, “Everyone can be engaged in education for peace. It can be as simple as taking the time to talk with the children and young people in our lives―in our homes and communities―about the dignity of life and the equality of people. We must never underestimate the impact of such seemingly small efforts.”

    In order to spread greater awareness on each person’s role in creating a peaceful and hope-filled world, the Peace Conclave will have a panel discussion, where four eminent leaders from society will join in an engaging conversation and share their personal experiences on how they are contributing to peace, thereby highlighting the power of one individual.

    The speakers joining at the Peace Conclave are:

    • Mr. Amit SachdevaPhilanthropist, Social Entrepreneur,
      Founder – Mahatma Awards
      Keynote speaker
    • Ms. Prathibha Prahlad
      Ms. Prathibha PrahladClassical Danseuse, Arts Administrator & Culture Multiplier
    • Ms. Chetna Sinha
      Dr. Itirani SamantaWriter, Editor of ‘Kadambini’ and ‘Kunikatha’, Film & TV Producer,
      Director – Kadambini Media Pvt. Ltd.
      Social Entrepreneur
    • Ms Mugdha Arora
      Ms. Mugdha Arora Co-Founder – Mahatma Awards
      Managing Editor – CSR Good Book
      Trustee – Charitnation Limited
      Co-Founder – CSR Liveweek and Non-Profit Liveweek

    • Mr Vinay JainActor, Producer


    Ikeda is a strong advocate of the SDGs and has shared various ideas and thoughts in his proposals on how to create a sustainable new age. He has often emphasized that rather than a top-down approach, it is a bottom-up approach that will bring about lasting change in society and help in creating a culture of sustainability.

    Ikeda says, “We must not consider the pursuit of sustainability as simply a matter of adjusting policies in order to find a better balance between economic and ecological imperatives. Rather, sustainability must be understood as a challenge and undertaking requiring the commitment of all individuals.”

    In order to spread greater awareness on each person’s role in adapting a sustainable lifestyle, the Sustainability Conclave will have a panel discussion, where four eminent leaders from society will join in an engaging conversation and share their views on sustainability and the power of one individual, along with sharing their personal experiences.

    The speakers joining at the Sustainability Conclave are:

    • Ms. Dia MirzaActor, Producer, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador & UN Advocate for SDGs
      Keynote speaker & Panelist
    • Dr. Amit Bhalla
      Dr. Amit BhallaVice President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions
    • Ms. Sanyukta Gupta
      Ms. Sanyukta GuptaCo-Lead: Catalyst 2030 India Chapter,
      Co-founder: Chennai Volunteers
    • Mr. Vikas Verma
      Mr. Vikas VermaRegional Head – North India: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    * For any queries related to the conclave, please write to us at bsg@bharatsokagakkai.org