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Dr. Kezevino (Vinu) Aram

President, Shanti Ashram, Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace, Hindu, India

Dr. Kezevino (Vinu) Aram serves as a Co-Moderator and Executive Committee Member of Religions for Peace. She previously served as Member of the International Youth Committee of Religions for Peace.

Dr. Aram is a Child Health Practitioner and Director of Shanti Ashram. Dr. Vinu Aram is the daughter of Dr. M. Aram and Minoti Aram, who were both dedicated peace and interfaith dialogue advocates. She completed her medical training from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and completed her Post-Graduate studies at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Aram has held numerous positions in public health, such as Coordinator of the Prathiba Initiative, Consultant to the Malarum Mottukal Initiative, and as a consultant on violence against children in a study conducted by UNICEF. She has organized and participated in numerous activities around child health, HIV/AIDS, immunization, and community health practices. She leads a practicum for graduate and doctoral students from the Harvard School of Public Health of community health practices in Tamil Nadu and is a Visiting Professor at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, as well as other institutes. In her role as Director of the Shanti Ashram, Dr. Aram coordinates programs and projects creatively finding ways of addressing issues of child health, education, and poverty alleviation.

Dr. Aram has been awarded numerous honors since she was student at the Harvard School of Public Health, receiving the Best Junior Medical Officer, Dr. Fan Chin Memorial Award, and the Albert Schweitzer Award & Ranchin Award. She has also awarded the Best Medical Officer by the Masonic Medical Centre for Children, the Outstanding Young Indian Award, and the Dharmachakra Award for contributing to improve child health in the community. She has published numerous research papers and articles. She serves on the Board of Directors of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).

Monday, 4.10.2021 13:30
Opening Ceremony Main Hall

Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace


Welcome Remarks by Religions for Peace Co-Moderators and Youth Representative

Dr. Vinu Aram, Director, Shanti Ashram; Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace
Rev. Kosho Niwano, President-Designate, Rissho Kosei-Kai; Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace
Ms. Lyka Mtambo, Youth Representative, Public Affairs Committee; Member, International Youth Committee


Welcome Remarks by German Host Country Representative

Ms. Anna-Nicole Heinrich, President of the Synode of the Protestant Church
Bishop Dr. Bertram Meier, Bishop of Augsburg


Keynote Speeches

HRH Prince EL Hassan Bin Talal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies; Honorary President, Religions for Peace
H.E. Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations Office of Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
H.E. Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth
H.E. Mr. Nasreldin Mofreh, Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Sudan
H.E. Ms. Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al-Mamari, Under Secretary for the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs, Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Minister of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Ms. Ana-Maria Daou, Head of the Research and Courses’ Unit, Adyan Foundation; Deputy Coordinator, Religions for Peace International Youth Committee (Lebanon)



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