INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD CONFERENCE -2012 (An initiative of VSSU) Registered Office of VSSU at Ullon village, Lakhsmikantapur, South 24 Pargans, WB , India International Brotherhood ConferenCe ‘ 2012 IBC 2012 is an assembly of Domestic and International NGOs , academicians, professionals , highly placed government officials and world intelligentsia . It is being organized to commemorate the 150 th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. IBC ‘12 is to achieve and to create awareness regarding Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) of United Nations… It is also being organized to celebrate the 25 years of existence of Vivekananda Sevakendra -O- Sishu Uddyan(VSSU), WHO It will be organized by VSSU, ( an awarded of “Special Consultative Status’ by United Nation, ECOSOC), an NGO actively involved in micro finance activity and community development scheme in the district of south 24 parganas , WB , India during the last 25 years. Present address of communication of VSSU : Village : Ullon (near Laksmikantapur ) Post : Ramlochonpur( Via Ghateshawar) District : South 24 Parganas State : West Bengal County : India Pin Code: 743 336 Phone & Fax : +91 3174 277451 / 986 Web : www.vssu.in Email :[email protected] WHEN IBC 2012 will be organized by VSSU for a period of 6 days commencing from 27 th Sept to 2nd Oct 2012. The relevant month of the start date coincides with 119th anniversary of the Parliament of Religions held at the Art Institute of Chicago in USA where Swami Vivekananda spoke about the glory of the Hindu Religion and won everybody’s heart on 11th Sept ,1893. The Rock memorial at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu was also inaugurated on 22nd Sept 1970. The end date coincides with 143rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. WHY Swami Vivekananda lofty ideals of love, respect, humanity, peace, communal harmony , universal brotherhood , fearlessness , spirituality and service to the mankind were at the core of all VSSU functioning ever since it was registered as a Society in the year 1986 IBC 2012 is being held to focus on ideals of Swami Vivekananda , so that each one of us can draw an inspiration from the deliberations and work further for the service poor and downtrodden , weaker section of the society. Attainment /Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to meet present global crises WHERE IBC 2012 will be held at the following venue : Ashok Nilay Complex, Lakshmikantapur, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal , India. THE INVITEES ,DELEGATES & SPEAKERS NGOs – both Domestic and Foreign International and Multilateral Funding agencies Representatives from the United Nations Religious Institutions / Social activists Civil society members GOI/GOWB Officials/Doctors/Engineers/Scientists/Artists/Musicians Representatives from Industry / Business/Educational Institutions Beneficiaries & Local administration Internees , well wishers & visitors from about 51 countries and 5 continents ,all over the World OBJECTIVES To have global partnership for development. To propagate the lofty ideals of Swami Vivekananda and to create conditions for our globe to be a better place to live in. To spread the message of love, universal brotherhood and spirituality and above all to improve human bondage. To bring hope , buildup awareness and better understanding. To move resources for alternative development and to recognize the rights of Sundarban people living under precarious conditions at the mercy of uncertain vagaries of climatic changes. ISSUES Teachings of Swami Vivekananda on love , humanity and universal brotherhood. Talks / Seminars on MDGs/Socio economic issues affecting the common man , sustainable living and community development projects. Discussion on global environment degradation and steps for reducing carbon impact Religious discussion Science ,Health for common man affecting in particular in rural life Discussion on poverty aliviation,ineqality of income & wealth Challenges faced by the human civilization today WHY IBC 2012 IN RURAL SCENARIO VSSU is carrying forward sustainable development project through community resources. Generating self employment opportunities to the rural poor Enhancing dignity of labour to the rural poor. Representative of VSSU visited more than 20 countries spread over four continents to share its vision, mission and values. VSSU has played host of internees from 39 countries spread over 5 continents in response to our visits abroad VSSU has been conferred with special consultative status by the United Nation (Economic and Social Council ) last Feb 2011 IBC 2012 as 3 in 1 Conclave Attainment of MDGs as announced by the World Bank – the organizing seminal discussion on the ways and means to achieve them - a conclave of Educationist and Intelligences coming from various fields. A conclave of eminent spiritual personalities representing the renowned Religious Institutions A conclave of reputed artists , musicians and other cultural fraternity coming from both within and out side the country MDGs of United Nations Hunger Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Education Achieve universal primary education Gender Promote gender equality and empower women Children Reduce child mortality MDGs of United Nations Mothers Improve maternal health DISEASE Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases ENVIRONMENT Ensure environmental sustainability PARTNERSHIP Develop a global partnership for development Eco-tourism initiative by VSSU Ecotourism is the perfect answer to the conservation effort of the delicate and fragile eco system. It will also provide livelihood opportunity to the local people overburden to be poverty Ecotourism has of late ,emerged as a development tool It aims to protect the natural environment and cultural diversity It attracts the eco-tourists and generates the source of revenue for the local poor people without harming the nature Eco tourism is supportive as its works at local scale and incorporates landscape and peoples cape in particular. BENEFITS TO THE PARTICIPANTS You will be able to meet and interact with many eminent personalities coming from all over the world which will not only benefit you personally, your organization will also be benefitted in the process. You will be able to liberally donate and contribute to the fund of VSSU which is supportive to all efforts towards poverty eradication , employment generation and above all supportive to the cause of suffering humanity. You can share your views and ideas in an important International platform where leaders from all over the globe will participate as an invitee/delegate/audience . You can explore future challenges and opportunities in sustainable development and in your spiritual understanding. Continued …………. BENEFITS TO THE PARTICIPANTS Continued….. It will provide you with a unique learning experience, potential networking space for future efforts and an opportunity to think and act . There will be enough rooms for informal discussion during breaks, welcome reception and during cultural events. VSSU has made an arrangement for a technical discussion on global warming, environment degradation and the ways and means of reducing carbon impact which may enrich your learning experience . Our advertisement rates for government and corporate sponsorship and collaboration are available on request . ACTIVITIES OF VSSU Participating in different poverty alleviation and employment generation programme by extending financial assistance to BPL borrowers . Establishing home for destitute children. Developing global partnership in the infurstrucearal development viz. rural road construction, electrification, arrangements of water availability , residential complex for training attendance etc . Help creating eco- friendly environment through social forestry and tree plantation etc. Continued….. ACTIVITIES OF VSSU Continued….. Providing loans for sanitation programme and strengthening health care measures Promoting children/youth education ( JNV at Ashoke Nilloy Complex) Establishing an International standard rural library in partnership with READ GLOBAL,USA Also planning to provide ambulance service in the locality in near future. EXISTING PARTNERS READ GLOBAL ,USA for setting up an international standard rural library . GOI( Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samity under the ministry of HRD ) for setting up a higher secondary school to pursue high quality education. BRAC , Bangladesh to provide a technical assistance to upscale the micro finance operation in future ICAR , Bangalore for working on wild honey bee project with support from the University of Agricultural Science, Bangalore . ONergy Providing complete energy solution in the rural areas in south 24 Pargans using appropriate renewable technologies . CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY for setting up a B.ED collage with approval from NCTE . CEO OF THE ORGNIZATION Sri Kapilananda Mondal(53) is the CEO and Founder Secretary of VSSU for the last 25 years . He has been appointed as one of the members of the Working Group on Outreach of Institutional Finance , Co-Operatives and Risk Management for 12th five year plan under GOI, Planning Commission ( Agriculture Div.) He has been honoured with ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP, for innovation on micro banking in the year 2003 from Ashoka Innovators for the Public – Washington ,USA He has developed partnership with national and International development and financial Institutions , Commercial banks ,local administration, municipal bodies as well as other institutions. Besides attending various national seminars , workshops, meetings , conferences Shri Mondal had attended quite a good number of international seminars, workshops , meetings and conferences during the last one decade . REWARDS,RECOGNITION AND ELITE COMMENTS FOR VSSU AND ITS CEO Commentator Comments Geetali Thakur , Basix The main strength of VSSU is an extraordinary leader and dreamer , who believes that financial services are built on savings . S Kuberan He has created a model in the form of micro finance initiatives what RBI is trying to implement after 15 years of his innovation . MD .Yunis, Bangladesh(Nobel Laureate on 10-122006 in Stock Home ,Sweden I am trying , but kopil has already achieved 100% loan from the savings in the micro credit sector… I am successful in micro credit by availing funds from banks and international funding agencies, whereas Kopil pioneered the micro credit sector by mobilizing savings from the local community. This makes the difference between me and Kapil . Continued….. REWARDS ,RECOGNITION AND ELITE COMMENTS FOR VSSU AND ITS CEO Continued… Commentator Comments Stuart Rutherford, Consultant , World Bank International Micro Finance can learn from VSSU . T Hanzel , GM ,R.B.I Inspire a lot of confidence for future growth and empowerment of VSSU . Graham A.N.Wright, Micro Save, Africa Broad range of clients , responsive products, leading savings products … the MFI world will learn from VSSU . EDA/M-Cril Argidias and SEEP Network ,2009 VSSU is a very innovative MFI, with a unique business model using the community’s own resources in order to foster economic and social development through small business growth and community work. To make the village a peaceful abode NAMASKAR !!!