A leading peace-worker wedded to Truth and Non-violence, Dr. M. Aram, hardly needs any introduction.For long he served as an untiring soldier for peace and stability in the highly strategic, charming, and resourceful region - Nagaland, and was one of the principle architects of the Shillong Peace Accord. Since 1963 Dr. Aram was a prominent member of the peace movement in India. His services in the capacity as member in Delhi-Peking Peace March, Secretary of the Asian Regional Council of World Peace Brigade, Convener in Nagaland Peace Observers Team, and Director of Nagaland Peace Centre in Kohima, have all left an indelible impression on all understanding minds. He was also closely associated with the Gandhi Peace Foundation in New Delhi.
In his first ten years of professional life beginning in 1950, he served as Professor of Education, Principal of Teachers Training College and Deputy Director of Rural Higher Institute, Coimbatore. From 1964 to 1986,he served as Director of the Nagaland peace centre. Dr. Aram worked with distinction as Vice-Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural University near Madurai. He served later, at the National level, as Member of the University Grants Commission and Central Advisory Board on Education. From 1988 Dr. Aram served as President & Moderator of the World Conference of Religion and Peace (WCRP/ International). One of his memorable international assignments was his appointment in the team of international observers led by President Kaunda for the first Democratic Elections in South Africa.
Dr.M.Aram was nominated to the Rajya Sabha (Upper-house of the Indian Parliament) in 1993 by the President of India, in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the fields of education & peace. Widely travelled, he was the Founder-President of Shanti Ashram, Coimbatore. He has been honored with many International & National Awards, which include, the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India, the Niwano Peace Prize, the Mahatma Gandhi State Award of Meghalaya, the Defender of Peace award, by the Sarvodaya Movement and the Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy, from the NEHU University.
Born in 1927, he earned his M.A. degree from Madras University and Ph.D. from Ohio State University, U.S.A. Married to a much-loved Gandhian - Minoti Aram, he has two children. Dr.Aram in his five decades of life and work, authored several widely read books and pamphlets on Education, Peace, and Sarvodaya.
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