As the Project Kirpal Sagar took its begin from Amritsar, a function in Amritsar preceded the main programme of the World Conference in Kirpal Sagar. Organized as a conference on a smaller scale, it took place at the well-known 'Guru Nanak Bhawan', the main conference hall of the city.
Following a short introduction, the Principal of the Khalsa College of Education Amritsar, Mr. Jaswind Singh Dillon, welcomed the audience from India and abroad. In the scholarly atmosphere of the venerable Guru Nanak Auditorium, he explained the main educational aims as "to learn to know", "to learn to do", "to learn to be" (in the sense of a self-determined and self-confident life) and, the most important, "to learn to live together".
Representatives of different religions emphasized the common core of their believes and pointed out that all the founders of the religions would stress on the practical realisation of their teachings in the daily life. After an address of Prof. Gurshararan Singh, Head of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, the chairman of Unity of Man, Austria, held his address and H.H. Surinder Kaur, President of Unity of Man, India, spoke words of thanks for all the contributions.