Mumbai: MIT World Peace University announced the inauguration of a 4 -Day International virtual Conference on a burning issue which is Eradication of biological and chemical weapons.
MIT World Peace University which staunchly believes in undertaking initiatives that aid in World Peace has consciously decided to spread awareness through this conference. The conference aims to bring together all the nations together to build a mechanism to end the threat of bio warfare by establishing a legal discourse towards curbing research and development of such weapons.
Relevant to the current times where the global pandemic COVID has shaken the world with its severe effects and continues to threaten countries even with medical advanced technology. There have been multiple speculations which have been raised regarding the origin of the virus, some claiming it to be a trigger for a biological warfare. Biological Weapons Convention and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons which are the two important bodies which are tasked to getting rid of weapons of mass destruction, unfortunately do not hold an authority to abolish any decision.
The four-day conference will witness eminent stalwarts from various fields deliberating discussing and sharing their expertise on different aspects of bio warfare and to jointly contribute towards creating a legal framework. Some of the prominent personalities include by UNESCO Chair Holder Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad – Founder President, MIT World Peace University, Founder Executive President, WPC, MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Hon’ble Justice K. G. Balakrishnan – Former Chief Justice of India,Former Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC), Hon’ble Dr. Rajendra Singh – Well Known Water Conservationist (Waterman of India) & Chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Hon’ble GVV Sarma, , IAS, Member secretary , National disaster management authority Government of India ,Hon’ble, Dr.A. Velumani – Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd. & Former Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Founder and Managing Director, Nuclear Healthcare Ltd. (NHL), Hon’ble Shri. Arif Mohammed Khan – Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, Former Cabinet Minister, Energy and Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, Hon’ble Prof. Dr. Atanu Basu – Director Grade Scientist G, ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Department of Health Research, Min of Health & FW, Govt of India & Adjunct Professor, School of Life Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi. The conference comprises of a marathon of diverse sessions focusing on various facets of the Bio/Chem warfare.
During the inaugural ceremony Rahul V. Karad, Vice President – MAEER’s MIT Group, Executive President –MIT WPU, founder – BCS, MITSOG, NTC, NWP, Sarpanch Sandsad said “There is a pressing need to create a global voice for all nations to work in harmony in order to develop human safety. Through this conference our agenda is to bring together all the nations under one umbrella to evolve a mechanism to eradicate bio/ chemical – weapons and also to establish a legal discourse towards the restriction of the research and development of bio-chem warfare”.
Speaking on the inaugural ceremony Dr. N T Rao, Vice chancellor, MIT-WPU said “In this International Conference various intellectual minds have come together to make an appeal to the United Nations to destroy this impending threat caused by chemical and biological weapons. At MIT WPU, believers of world peace collectively speak, deliberate and come to a conclusion and pass the resolution for the betterment of the world “.
Speaking on the occasion Pravin V Patil, CEO, Centre for Industry – Academia Partnership, MIT- WPU said “We are truly overwhelmed to see the support and response from the people, till now we have had over 5000 registrations across the globe. We are glad to organize this International conference as it is a platform bringing together global spokespeople to discuss the gravity of Bio warfare”.
Through this conference an effort will be made to awaken the youth globally to the dangers of such bio-hazards, which should be condemned with an intent of consolidating the message of ‘safe and secure mankind’. The conference will also focus on the need to address the issue of preparedness for future so that we can safeguard ourselves against such global adversities.