Rajasthan, Sep 30 (IANS): A first-ever youth summit on 'Human Fraternity and Compassion' was launched in Rajasthan on Saturday in which Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, gave a clarion call to globalise compassion and bring positive changes in the world.
“For the first time in the world, 500-600 youth have gathered under one roof for global compassion,” said Kailash Satyarthi.
“Compassion has always been talked about, but today it has become a need due to fissures within society and fractures in the world. Those who have gathered here today are part of history for this movement of globalising compassion.”
The summit is launched by Satyarthi Movement for Global Compassion (SMGC) in partnership with the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity.
Acknowledging his sentiment, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, Secretary-General of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, stated a need to establish a link between human fraternity and compassion.
He said, “No human being is born with enmity, nor with any innate discrimination and hatred. All religions in the world call for compassion.”
Liberia's 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee narrated her own experience and story on compassion when a former child soldier showed her a peaceful and compassionate way to get justice when her village was destroyed.
The inaugural Youth Summit of Human Fraternity and Compassion is a three-day event, being held at Viratnagar, Rajasthan, beginning September 30.