In February 2001, under the co-sponsorship of the Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University and Shrambharati (Patna), an International Conference on Peace, Non-Violence and Democracy was held at Vaishali, the legendary ancient city of Bihar. At that conference a new peace training program for women called "Women's Shanti Sena (WSS)" was initiated by Acharya Ramamurti.
The training involves 5-7 days of intensive training in the general area of peace, Non-violence and democracy with a view to increase women's awareness of their rights and responsibilities for developing a successful Panchayatraj . So far the program has trained over 3,000 women in Bihar alone. The WSS training camps have spread into eight States of India including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat , Assam and others.
For information contact (India):
Acharya Ramamurti, B-173 Police Colony, Patna-2, India.
Phone: +91-612-225-1066, or, Mobile: +91- 943-101-1337
Acharya Ramamurti, Shrambharti, P.O. Khadigram, District Jamui (Bihar), India 811 313.
Contact in Canada:
Dr. Rama Shankar Singh, Department of Biology, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON , Canada, L8S 4K1
Phone: +1-905-525-9140 ext. 24378