Friday, March 11, 2011

A 71 members delegation of IDPD led by Dr.L.S.Chawla

Ludhiana 11/3/2011 (Gurzent Singh)A 71 members delegation of IDPD led by Dr.L.S.Chawla – President and Dr.Arun Mitra – General Secretary including 8 from Ludhiana participated in the 2nd North and South Asia joint conference of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) held at Kathmandu on the theme "Peace Through Social Justice". The conference warned that the arms race is the major factor of deprivation of large number of population in the world. The world spends over 20000 crore of rupees per day on arms race on the other side more than 15000 children die of hunger alone in the world. It would cost nearly Rs.7/- lack per day to provide them food to sustain life which is a miniscule amount in comparison to the expenditure on arms. There is urgent need for a worldwide people's movement to force the governments to abolish nuclear weapons and check the proliferation of small arms. The Asian countries are by and large poor but ironically spend huge amount on arms purchase. It is of utmost importance that confidence building measures are undertaken in these countries through people to people exchange programmes and increase in trade relations so as to remove mistrust amongst each other. The conference demanded Visa Free movement for the citizens of SAARC nations. About 400 doctors and medical students from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, China and North Korea participated. Dr L.S.Chawla presented keynote addressed in the session on "Agenda for Peace in the Region", Dr.Arun Mitra addressed on the subject "Threat to Regional Peace".
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