"Unity in Diversity is the aim of this Summit. We have learned many things and now we shall put them into practice. There should be more and more such conferences so that the consciousness will awaken to bring about Peace. We shall spread this message from door to door and from shore to shore. This Summit is a seed that must be grown into a large tree with branches of Spirituality, Peace, Justice, Understanding, Forgiveness, Tolerance and Love."
H. H. Mahamandaleshwar
Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda,
Initiator of the Summit
Civil society organizations concerned with tolerance, respect and freedom of religions, cultures and nationalities as well as development of human values and dignity, play a legitimate role in ensuring and promoting human freedom, progress, prosperity, peace, justice and security on national and international levels. Considering that such organizations are important actors in helping to create an atmosphere of respect, tolerance and understanding of different nations, traditions, religions and cultures within communities and countries, International Sri Deep Madhavananda Ashram Fellowship and National Associations of Yoga in Daily Life led by Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda have been organizing world peace conferences and summits throughout the whole world for many years.
The main aims of each of the mentioned gatherings which have already become traditional include the care for community through safety, education, health, ecology, nonviolence, multiculturality, tolerance among nations, races, religions and cultures, creation of the culture of peace as well as the preservation of one's own national identity in the process of globalization.
This is the backbone of "Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Summit and the Message of Mahatma Gandhi" too which is organised by the Croatian Union of "Yoga in Daily Life". The Summit will take place in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb on 9 October 2005. More than 2000 people are expected to come from different parts of the world, including high-ranking officials, representatives of the government and nongovernmental organizations, experts and scientists engaged with democracy, development of civil society, ecology and sustainable development, activists, religious and spiritual leaders engaged in the creation of the world peace.