Strengthening IRD in India

Swami Agnivesh

Swami Agnivesh
Country: India Language: Hindi, English Religious affiliation: Hinduism

President Emeritus of World Council of Arya Samaj

Swami Agnivesh finds that values common to all religions have been neglected - emphasis should be on the minimum commonality of diverse religions (to bring united action among different people).

He works for the liberation of child slaves and bonded labourers – he has had tremendous successes through initiating the process of dialogue.

Career Summary

  • President Emeritus of World Council of Arya Samaj
  • Founder Coordinator: Parliament of All Faiths
  • Chairperson of U.N. Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Geneva
  • Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) in Sweden and Freedom and Human Rights Award in Bern, Switzerland
  • Member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly, India (1977–1982)
  • Minister of Education in Haryana, India (1979)