Wednesday, February 23, 2022

[HWPL] The National Council of Hindu Priests UK and SREI Foundation (India) Award 'Certificate of Honour' and 'Plaque of Appreciation' to Chairman Man-Hee Lee


[HWPL] The National Council of Hindu Priests UK and SREI Foundation (India) Award 'Certificate of Honour' and 'Plaque of Appreciation' to Chairman Man-Hee Lee

Supporters of HWPL's peace movement often speak of their memorable experiences at various dinners and meetings held at the Peace Institute among people of all nationalities, races and creed of the global village gathering in one place for the common purpose of peace. Here, a dinner is being held with guests following the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit in 2017

Man-hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), who has advocated for the unification of religions as well as the enactment of an international law for the cessation of wars, has left a notable impression on people of faith all over the world.

His peace efforts were met with considerable response among religious figures who attended the WARP Summit from September 16th-19th 2014 in Korea. To implement his desire for religions to be united for peace, Chairman Lee proposed a peace agreement for the unification of religions, which the religious leaders in attendance signed unanimously.

12 representatives from 11 religions including Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam (Shia, Sunni), Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Candomblé faith, Jainism, and the Baháʼí Faith, plus two Anglicans, attended the event. In particular, the Hindu priests expressed their active support for Chairman Lee's ideology.

A 'Certificate of Honour' awarded to Chairman Lee by The National Council of Hindu Priests UK (NCHP UK) on September 16th 2014

At an international conference held on September 16th, The National Council of Hindu Priests UK (NCHP UK) awarded a 'Certificate of Honour' to Chairman Man-Hee Lee.

Within the Certificate of Honour signed in the name of the president, general secretary, and patron, the NCHP UK praised Chairman Man-hee Lee's peaceful actions that transcend religion, ideology, race, and borders. The Certificate reads, “In recognition of his outstanding contribution made to promote Peace and harmony in the world by encouraging people irrespective of their culture, religion or ethnicity. His leadership has inspired the people in the world to work for common humanity and given hope to peruse the path of achieving unity.”

The NCHP UK President Acharya Dharm Dutt Vasistha, Vice President Pt. Sunil Agnihotri, and Secretary General Krishan Kant Attri attended the 1st WARP Summit.

The NCHP UK secretary-general Krishan Kant Attri, who attended the 1st WARP Summit in Korea on September 16th 2014, holds the certificate after being awarded to Chairman Lee

After attending the event, the representatives returned to their respective countries, publishing photos they had taken at the WARP Summit onto the official NCHP UK website and informing members of their collaborative peace efforts with HWPL. Since then, the heads of The NCHP UK have continued to work together with HWPL. Secretary-General Attri has been particularly active having attended the 31st Peace Tour to Romania in 2019.

Founded on April 28th 2005, the organization works to promote the Hindu religion, provide advanced education for Hindus and improve interfaith relations. It also strives to provide an educative platform for youth. The NCHP UK seeks to build a database of resources such as local temples and priests, provide a listing of festivals and events, provide a forum for discussing religious and spiritual issues, promote and conduct research, and provide advice and support. On July 28th 2014, The NCHP UK hosted an event at The House of Lords for the British Hindu community. Priests of the NCHP UK also received certificates from the British Parliament, in recognition of their selfless service to the community.

Representatives of The National Council of Hindu Priests UK (NCHP UK) at the 1st WARP Summit in September 2014 in Korea. Similar photos were published on their website, with news of their experiences shared with members

During the 23rd Peace Tour of Chairman Man-hee Lee and his peace delegation, an awards ceremony was held where a plaque of appreciation was awarded to Chairman Lee from a private foundation in India as a token of gratitude for his peace activities.

In December 2015, Chairman Man-hee Lee and his peace delegation embarked on their 23rd Peace Tour where, upon the invitation of Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, Chairman of SREI Foundation and HWPL Advisory Committee member, Chairman Lee attended the '7th World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality' as a keynote speaker at Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India on the 22nd. Chairman Lee said to the attendees, “Peace is something we can do; it's not done because we don't do it”. He emphasized that, if desired, the disputes in the regions around India can also be resolved. He also sounded the significance of HWPL’s peace activities.

An appreciation plaque delivered to Chairman Lee by the SREI Foundation (India) on December 22nd 2015

Dr. Kanoria expressed his gratitude towards Chairman Lee's movements for world peace and delivered an appreciation plaque at the meeting. With reference to Chairman Lee's peace movement, the heart of the SREI Foundation's plaque of appreciation, which is entitled 'Recognition for Service to Humanity', reads as follows: "To live and let live in peace, harmony, love following the path of righteousness protecting Mother Earth. Faith in own religion while respecting other religions. Awakening the inner power & ignite human power.” Dr. Kanoria also spoke about HWPL's peace movement, saying, "HWPL has worked with a vision towards a healthy world and happiness, peace, harmony, and prosperity for mankind."

Dr. Kanoria, who attended the 1st and 2nd WARP Summit in September 2014 and September 2015, was moved by Chairman Lee's peace activities and actively cooperated with the peace delegation on the Peace Tour. Earlier, during HWPL's 16th Peace Tour in December 2014, he had also arranged a meeting with Chairman Lee and Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India.

On December 22nd 2015, Dr. Kanoria, Chairman of the SREI Foundation, India, takes a commemorative photo after awarding a plaque of appreciation to Chairman Lee

Dr. Kanoria is a former Judge of the High Court of Calcutta and a Hindu. Nevertheless, he has a deep knowledge of other religions and an open view toward neighboring religions, and continues to participate in HWPL's WARP (World Alliance of Religions' Peace) projects to this day. To date, he has participated 23 times at the WARP Office Scripture Dialogues in Calcutta. On June 25th 2016, he held a WARP Summit with HWPL in Mumbai, India.

The SREI Foundation was established in 2009 and is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN ECOSOC). It provides higher education for underprivileged children in the slums of Calcutta, India through Suryodaya High School, a social initiative of the SREI Foundation, and improves the welfare of survivors of hydrochloric acid terror attacks through the Hydrochloric Acid Terrorism Survivors & Women's Welfare Foundation. A further initiative of the SREI Foundation named Srihari Global IISD Foundation conducts educational projects. Foundations and religious figures gather around the world to share their views on humanity, power, and spirituality, and to form a consensus.

Dr. Kanoria (right), Chairman of the SREI Foundation, takes a commemorative photo after a meeting with the 11th President of India Abdul Kalam (center) and Man-hee Lee during the 16th peace tour in December 2014.

1 comment:

  1. The Chairman of HWPL, Man-hee Lee, is a Korean War veteran who has travelled the world 31 times meeting politicians, Heads of State, religious leaders and international law experts to discuss the DPCW and gain the support of citizens around the world. 21 international law experts were involved in the drafting of the DPCW. HWPL currently has support in 192 different countries with over 600,000 members working to help establish peace throughout the world. It is a miracle that a 91-year-old man can spearhead such a peace movement. Kudos to Chairman Lee.