March 22, 2016 Press Trust of India: An Indo-Canadian specialist on cross cultural family mediation will be honoured with the prestigious Gandhi King Ikeda Award for Peace at a ceremony in the US for promoting peace and human rights education.
Dr Mohamed Keshavjee, a South Africa-born specialist will be conferred the award in Atlanta on April 5 at the 2016 edition of the Annual Peace Fair and Interfaith Assembly hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.
Keshavjee will make a keynote address that will highlight the roles of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela at the event commemorating the 48th death anniversary of Dr King.
His address is entitled ‘Gandhi, King and Mandela- Precursors to Transformative Mediation in the twentieth Century’.
“Dr Mohamed Keshavjee will be honoured with the Gandhi King Ikeda Award for Peace in recognition of his ongoing dedication to emphasing the role that cosmopolitan ethics and transformative mediation play in promoting peace and human rights education,” the organisers said in a statement.
“The Award signifies the values practiced and preached by Mohandas K Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Dr Daisaku Ikeda, celebrating the three great leaders’ commitment to humanitarianism and non-violence,” it said.
“Keshavjee articulates and embodies the principles most characteristic of these exemplars and his contributions advance the human capacity to realise Dr King’s vision of a world distinguished by the dignity of nature with rights in the order of the law,” said Dr Lawrence Edward Carter Sr, Dean of King Chapel.
About: Dr Mohamed M. Keshavjee is a graduate of Queen’s University Canada and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. A lawyer by profession, he was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn London and Osgoode Hall in Canada. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, where he practised law for some years. –More at iis.ac.uk–