The establishment of world peace to combat terrorism and regulation of nuclear weapon is the need of the hour, said Dr Ramesh, Associate professor, DOS in Law, University of Mysore.
Delivering the inaugural address at the Model United Nations Conference-2016 organised by JSS Law College with an agenda of ‘maintenance of world peace, Prevention of terrorism and regulation of nuclear weapons’ on Friday, Dr Ramesh said: “The world has seen disastrous wars and they must be considered as lessons to humanity. However, we are still facing wars in the form of terrorism in various developing and under-developed countries. We must look optimistically to bring world peace and combat terrorism. The alliance of peace between countries is the need of the hour. In this context, the efforts made by General Assembly to establish and restore peace in the world are commendable.”
“This is the right time to open up and speak about peace. It must start from home and the younger generation should be made aware and work for the maintenance of world peace. JSS Law College has made a great effort in this regard,” he added.
Addressing the gathering, Chairman of PG department of Law, University of Mysore Dr T R Maruthi said: “Peace is within our reach. We must realise the importance of peace and lead a happy life. Historians say that nearly 15,751 wars have occurred in this world, and all these wars have threatened the human kind to a great extent. Today we see terrorism in various forms – such as religious, cross border, cyber and separatist. Religion was considered to be a pathway to reach god but today people are killing each other in the name of religion.”
“Indian culture emphasises on values such as ‘Vasudaiva kutumbakam’ and ‘Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava’. These embed egalitarianism and universal humanitarianism. If we look into traditional culture and understand it, we can combat terrorism and uphold peace” he added.
The Model United Nations Conference organised by JSS Law College provided a platform to enable students to express their views with regard to international problems where students participate as representatives of various countries across the globe and gather suggestions regarding crisis management for their respective countries. Student representatives from almost 95 countries discussed various problems of terrorism and ways to tackle the problems with a legal perception.
Principal of JSS Law College Prof K S Suresh, Coordinator Nagendra Murthy and others were present.