INTRODUCTION: More than 10,000 people from many countries took part in a peace march in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Sunday (8 November).
NEW DELHI, INDIA (VISNEWS - KAPOOR JAGDISH)
GV People marching through street
GV PAN People marching with placards, including foreign delegates (2 shots)
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SV Woman carrying banner among marchers. Western, Oriental and Indian marchers
Background: INTRODUCTION: More than 10,000 people from many countries took part in a peace march in the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Sunday (8 November). The march was held in conjunction with the Asian Conference on Religion and Peace, which opened on Saturday (7 November). The aim of the conference is to spread the message of peace through religion, thus bringing one kind of relief of the world's victims of poverty and violence. Among those attending the conference was Nobel prize winner, Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
SYNOPSIS: Led by the founder-president of the World Fellowship of Churches, Munti Sushil Kumarji, and Sant Darsham Singhji, the silent march move its way through the Chandni Chowk area.
March organisers said they wanted to show that violence and other perverse forces were contrary to the spiritual basis of the world's religions.
Christian and non-Christian religious leaders from many parts of the world joined forces for the march. They had come from places as widely scattered as Japan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The organisers said conference delegates, representing diverse religious and political views, were united in their desire for world peace.
Conference delegates had earlier expressed dismay at the plight of many countries where scarce resources are channelled into arms and defence while millions suffer from disease, poverty and deprivation. Delegates spoke of a solution from global action with governments looking beyond their own boundaries to help others in need. Mother Teresa, who has several homes for the needy throughout the world, earlier told the conference there was great hunger in the world, hunger for bread as well as love.
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