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IOS to hold International Conference on ‘Minority Rights & Identities’ from April 13-15

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By Pervez Bari


Bhopal: The New Delhi based Institute of Objective Studies (IOS), as part of its IOS Silver Jubilee celebrations is going to hold a 3-day International Conference on “Minority Rights and Identities: Challenges and Prospects in an Unfolding Global Scenario” from April 13-15, 2012, at Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, in New Delhi.


The above conference is expected to bring together a select group of distinguished academicians, scholars and experts from within the country and outside to deliberate over the issue.


According to Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam, the IOS Chairman, the conference would be inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Food Processing Industries, Parliamentary Affairs Harish Chandra Singh Rawat. The Keynote Address would be delivered by Dato’ Seri Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.


It may be mentioned here that this will be the last conference in the year-long 14-conference series held as part of the celebrations on completion of 25 years of its existence by the Institute of Objective Studies. A series of programmes in collaboration with institutions, departments, faculties and universities from April 2011 to April 2012 at Delhi as well as other major cities of the country were organised.


The silver jubilee celebrations of the IOS was inaugurated by Union Minister of Law and Justice Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, with an international conference on ‘Towards Knowledge, Development and Peace – Outlining Roadmaps for the Future’ on April 15-17, 2011 at New Delhi followed by twelve other conferences on ‘Prospects for Islamic Venture Capital Fund in India’; Interest-free Institutional Mechanism (Banking, Finance and Insurance) for Promoting Investment’; ‘Indo-ASEAN Trade and Investment’; ‘Global Trends in Education: Review and Options’; ‘Power of Media in a Globalising World’; ‘Good Governance in a Globalising World’; ‘Challenges before Youth in Contemporary World’; ‘Islamic Culture and Art’; ‘Empowering Women: Paradigm, Sources and Methodologies’; ‘Judiciary, Ethics and Delivery System’; ‘Peace and Progress: Role of Religions’ and ‘Worldview of Development: Challenges and Alternative Paradigm’ held at New Delhi, Srinagar, New Delhi, Patna, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Calicut, Cuttack, Aligarh and Pune respectively.


[Pervez Bari is a senior Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]
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