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11 December 2016

H.E. Sir James R. Mancham receives GEP 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

Out of deep gratitude and respect for the sacrifice of those who have spent their lives in service to humanity and to the planet Earth, for those who have tirelessly lived each moment to promote a world in sustained balance, harmony, peace and happiness, to those who live the ideal, the Global Energy Parliament has decided to introduce the GEP Lifetime Achievement Award. The first GEP Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to H.E. Sir James R. Mancham, the Founding President of Seychelles at the 7th international session of the Global Energy Parliament in Sri Lanka, on December 11, 2016. Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, presented the award to Mr. Mancham at the Temple Trees Banquet Hall, the residence of the Hon. Prime Minister. Sir James R. Mancham was born in Seychelles in 1939 and educated as a lawyer in London. He was the Prime Minister for 10 years, and after Seychelles received British independence he became the first President. Mr. Mancham has devoted his life to the causes of true and lasting global peace, reconciliation, inter-religious and inter-cultural harmony, non-proliferation, and statesmanship. He has always been a vocal critic of nuclear arms and warfare, but takes a gentle and diplomatic approach. Born in a small island nation, Mr. Mancham well understands the fragility and the interconnectedness of all life and nations on this planet. Since leaving office, he continues his struggle for global peace and tirelessly promotes the message to leaders and organizations worldwide. He has recently founded the Centre for Peace Studies and Reconciliation in Seychelles, and has been given many distinguished awards and honors, most notably the URI-Africa Peace Award (2016), the Gusi Peace Prize (2011), the International Jurists Award for Peace (2010). He is a member of many organizations, including the Club de Madrid, the World Future Council, and the European Centre for Peace and Development, and author of many books, articles and his own magazine. In his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations as the President of Seychelles in 1976, Mr. Mancham said, “I think the time has come when we must ask ourselves what will make the world a sane world. The answer is only sane people. What will make the world peaceful? The answer is only peaceful people. For too long the strange notion has persisted in human beings that a state of sanity and peace can somehow be produced by arms struggle and violence. That the end justifies the means is a lie which has been swallowed by almost everyone. It would be much more accurate to say that the end reveals the means. “We do not have to look very far or very closely to see that there are simple and natural laws which work as surely in human affairs as they do in the rest of creation.” These profound words should echo loudly for the members of the Global Energy Parliament, who holds the hope that every man, woman and child will deeply contemplate the law of action and reaction, the amazing reality that everything is energy, and through energy we are all connected. The creation and maintenance of peace is in the hands of humankind only, to harness this knowledge of energy and to learn how to keep our world in balance. We celebrate the life of Sir James R. Mancham, a global ambassador of peace and statesmanship, and take great pleasure to award him with the first GEP Lifetime Achievement Award.
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29 August 2016

Youth Survey on Development of Kerala

The All-India Students' Energy Parliament is conducting a survey of youth opinion about the Long-Term Sustainable Development of Kerala State. The Best Development Suggestion will receive an Award at the 2016 session of the Global Energy Parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka! Additionally, all opinions from the youth will be collected and submitted in a report to the Hon. Prime Minister of India in September 2016. If you have lived in the state of Kerala in the last 5 years, and are under the age of 35, please complete our survey. survey button Don’t wait, do it now! It only takes 5 minutes. Then, share this link with your friends: https://goo.gl/forms/oxshXIIHbJVL8K8r1
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24 August 2016

Dr. G. Madhavan Nair opens meeting commemorating Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

The Global Energy Parliament held a Commemoration Meeting for Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on August 23 at the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam, Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram. Shri. V.S. Sivakumar, Hon. Minister for Health, Govt of Kerala, inaugurated the meeting, and spoke about the great contribution that Dr. Kalam made to the world. Shri. G. Madhavan Nair, former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), was the Chief Guest, and told several stories about his time with Dr. Kalam at ISRO. His Holiness Swami Isa, Founder of the Global Energy Parliament, also spoke in tribute to the great scientist and his standards of intellectual greatness and humility. Swamiji compared his broadness of mind and heart to a physicist who overcomes the material fetishism of objectivity through classical Physics, to discover the world of possibilities contained in subjectivity through Quantum Physics. GEP Chairman Dr. A. Sukumaran Nair, Former Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, presided over the meeting, and Dr. M. R. Thampan, GEP Secretary, gave the Welcome Speech. Several other members of the Global Energy Parliament from the scientific and educational community spoke in tribute to Dr. Kalam. Onam Kits were distributed to disadvantaged members of the community by Adv. Punchakkary R. Nair, on behalf of the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust.
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24 June 2016

GEP 2016 to be held at Prime Minister's Residence, Sri Lanka

We are excited to announce the 7th GEP session is going to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 11th of December, at the beautiful residence of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Temple Trees.

GEP 2016 is jointly organized by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust, the Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka, the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka, and the Interfaith Coalition for Peace.

This year's topic for GEP 2016, Habitat Harmony, will look at one of the most pressing questions facing humanity: how to create a harmonious habitat for the billions of humans, animals and plant species on the planet. Nature has its own harmony, or balance, in which many different species co-exist in a mutually beneficial ecosystem. When the balance is lost in any way, the survival of the entire system is at stake.

Take a look at our Event Page for more details.

See you there!
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02 April 2016

Life for Total Consciousness

Life for Total Consciousness is a yoga-meditation program designed by His Holiness Swami Isa, as a method for tuning the individual energy.

In light of the growing appeal for yoga and meditation, and the international support for the International Day of Yoga, the Global Energy Parliament has named 2016 the 'Year of Life for Total Consciousness' (LTC). LTC Centres are being established in member countries.

An LTC Teacher Training Course is offered in India. Applications are being accepted now for this 200-hr certificate Yoga Teacher Training Course conducted for one month at Isalayam Ashram.

For further details, please email isa.viswa(at)yahoo.co.in or visit http://ivpt.org/ltc-yoga-teacher-training
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10 March 2016

GEP at COP21 UN Climate Change Summit

Dr. Christophe Dumas, Director of the GEP Research Centre, attended the COP21 conference in Paris on climate change. He found the negotiations tense, as many countries promoted their own self-interest and were lacking a global outlook.

"A large focus in the COP21 discussions is on solar energy, but solar has its own disadvantages which sometimes policy makers are not aware of," he said. "Alternatives to solar energy and wind energy--like the GEP's Sound Energy-- are really necessary in order for a truly sustainable future."

The GEP Research Centre is working on a global solution of low-cost renewable energy that can be used for a large scale.

"GEP also proposes global education solutions through the I theory and Education for Total Consciousness," said Dr. Dumas. "This is really essential now, because the present scientific knowledge needs to change. More people should be aware of the I theory's definition of Energy and to approach the world through this more holistic and synergistic view."
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26 February 2016

All-India Students Energy Parliament Held

The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust and the State Institute of Languages, Govt of Kerala, in association with the Govt of India (CRWC) conducted the 2016 GEP All-India Students Energy Parliament on February 25, 2016 at the State Secretariat Assembly Hall, Thiruvananthapuram.

Students and faculty from universities across India attended as Ministers and parliamentarians. The participants were delighted to be given the opportunity to speak in the historic monument, to interact in the parliamentary style and to work collaboratively towards developing unique Resolutions to improve education.

Shri. V.S. Achuthanandan, Hon. Leader of the Opposition for Kerala State, delivered the Valedictory Address, Shri. Palode Ravi, Deputy Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly gave the Inaugural Address, and Shri. Kummanam Rajasekharan, Hon. State President, BJP Kerala, presented the Awards.

Sign up to help us lobby with the Govt of India for our Resolutions! Email secretary(at)global-energy-parliament.net
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17 September 2015

2016 to be year of yoga

In June 2015 at Madrid, the Global Energy Parliament held a Cabinet Meeting and decided on a number of initiatives for the GEP moving ahead. One such decision was that GEP should promote the "Life for Total Consciousness" yoga and meditation program as one tool balancing energy that anybody can learn.

We are pleased to announce that we are holding a one-month LTC Yoga Teacher Training Course in July 2016 at the Isalayam Ashram in Kerala. Anyone who wishes to become a LTC trainer or wishes to learn yoga in a traditional Gurukula setting is welcome to attend.

For more information, please visit the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust website at: http://ivpt.org/ltc-yoga-teacher-training
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