Executive President since July 2003 for Australia of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; Commissioner, Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW and Chairman of Northern Regional Advisory Council – 2006-2009; Founder patron of Priyadarshni Academy Bombay India –honouring high achievers in various social, cultural and art related fields all over the world; a Director of Advocacy for Inclusion, Canberra (an NGO for Disability). Recipient of GOPIO Community Service Award (GOPIO CSA) 2011 by the US based Global Organisation of Persons of Indian Origin.
Professor Emeritus Magnus Haavelsrud
Professor of Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. His work deals with the critique of the reproductive role of education and the possibilities for transcendence of this reproduction in light of the traditions of educational sociology and peace research. He took part in the creation of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association at the beginning of the 70’s and served as the Commissions 2nd Executive Secretary 1975-79. He was the Program Chair for the World Conference on Education in 1974 and edited the proceeding from this conference entitled Education for Peace: Reflection and Action. He served as the Carl-von-Ossietzky Guest Professor of the German Council for Peace and Conflict Research.