Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (LocalWire): Thirty two women from seven different countries, visiting Odisha to study Indian culture, tradition and family values, interacted with academicians and home makers here today.
They exchanged notes and agreed that mothers indeed have a big role to play in transforming society.
The visiting women, coming from diverse backgrounds and professions, are part of a program christened ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ that has taken them to New Delhi and Jaipur.
They have been hosted by different local families in Bhubaneswar and they would be visiting Bengaluru and Pune before leaving for their own countries.
The program is being coordinated by the Foundation for Holistic Development in Academic Field (FHDAF) in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), Bharatiya Sikhyam Mandal and Viswa Gram.
Addressing the visitors at a felicitation program here today, Madhuri Sahasrabudhe, chairperson of FHDAF, said the purpose of the whole mission was to find answers to man’s search for peace, contentment and happiness.
‘Every morning the newspapers tell us about the evil surrounding us and the bad things happening all around. Our mission is to find a solution to this though we don’t know whether we will be successful,’ she said.
Sahasrabudhe said the society was facing conflict because of problems in interpersonal relationship and there was darkness everywhere.
‘It is for the mothers to rise to the occasion and ensure peace in family,’ she said adding ‘we have to change the society, bring in peace.’
She thanked the educational institutions who had extended their help and support to organize the program.