You are warmly invited to join in a time of thankfulness, reflection and looking ahead as Asia Plateau completes 50 years of inspiring people to build bridges of trust! Asia Plateau, the Initiatives of Change (IofC) centre at Panchgani, through its journey so far, has endeavoured to inspire the inner change that has led to melting divisions while respecting differences, answering hate, healing hurts, bringing reconciliation, tackling corruption and dishonesty for a change in society. Across the world, divisions, rooted in prejudice, in selfishness, in injustice, seem to be deepening. Some think of walls, whether physical or in minds and hearts, as the solution to difficult problems. Asia Plateau’s experience suggests that bridges are more effective than barriers and are built when people allow themselves to be touched by the spirit of honesty, forgiveness, compassion, and of conscience rather than convenience.
The occasion in January 2018 is to
- recollect and give thanks for Asia Plateau’s amazing history thus far
- recognise the dedication, commitment, giving and service of the many who have made this possible;
- reflect on Asia Plateau’s role in the context of national and world concerns and challenges
- explore together the part each person, individually, and in cooperation with others, will play in answering these needs.