President addresses Hindustan Times Leadership confab

[November 05, 2004 ]

The second annual ‘Hindustan Times Leadership Initiative’ opened friday at the Maurya Sheraton Hotel, News Delhi. A galaxy of scholars and thinkers are billed to speak at this two-day annual event.

Among them Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India, Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State John Major former British Prime Minister and Thailand’s Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathi.

President Chandrika Kumaratunga delivered her keynote address Friday evening to an exclusive gathering of Indian and global leaders. The Sri Lankan President’s lecture was on “Unity and Diversity Keeping South Asia Together”.

President Kumaratunga who has been striving to unite a nation torn by ethnic strife in the past two decades or more was emphatic and emotional when she said “We must and I believe we can ensure that our diverse cultures, yet our common heritage contain the seed of unity within that diversity. If we work together we can draw strength from the richness of our civilizational traditions in order to give life to a new and modern South Asian unity”.

 

 

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