On 9 December in the morning, the first session of the conference started in the 'Pandal', the huge conference tent. Delegates from all five continents shared their views on the major problems of mankind and explained their approaches to meet these challenges.
The conference panel consisted of various renowned religious representatives, spiritual leaders, scientists and human rights activists. Their speeches related to world peace and universal brotherhood, and many took up Sant Kirpal Singh's motto: Be good – Do good – Be one.
The Alternative Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Almada had undertaken a very long journey from South America (Paraguay) to attend the conference. Having seen many cruelties in his life, he expressed the need for a spiritual change in mankind as a precondition for an effective change of the inhuman circumstances prevailing in many societies.
Prof. Dr. Peter Schmuck, Germany, director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and Ecology at the University of Applied Sciences (UMC), Potsdam, reported his research results and made an appeal to the religious leaders to engage more in sustainable development, as the religions, too, recommend a respectful treatment of the environment.
The German psychologist Mrs. Dr. Ann Elisabeth Auhagen from the Freie Universität Berlin explained her views and method of positive communication. She said, "We all are invited to be good in our daily life", and proved with a practical demonstration how our thoughts about others are reacting on our own selves.
The African continent was represented by Mrs. Vivian Akakpo, delegate from the All Africa Conference of Churches that associates Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox and Indigenous churches in Africa. Precisely depicting the sad history of civil wars and inter-tribal conflicts in all parts of Africa, Mrs. Akakpo spoke about the power of forgiveness as a special characteristic of the African people and pointed out that peace will only come if we are able to forgive and forget.
Dr. Judit Komáromi, an Australian national, represented Prof. Vithoulkas from the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. In her contribution she stressed that the treatment of illnesses requires, among other things, a spiritual basis. In her view, economic interests should remain out of consideration and the scientific community should be based more on ethical values.
A large number of representatives of various religious communities had come from the Indian subcontinent. Among others, the Benedictine order was represented by a group of thirteen monks and nons, a member of the Jains spoke to the audience, the Jewish community had sent a representative, and several Swamis and Munis from all over the country, clothed in orange robes, held their speeches.
Goswami Sushil Ji Maharaj, Founder president of the Maharishi Brigu Foundation, Delhi, spoke about unity of all religions as every religion speeks about good deeds and moral qualities. He expressed his appreciation and his support for the work on the four symbols in Kirpal Sagar and emphasized that we all should work for the service of humanity.
Swami Atal Krishna, Swami Sourupa Anand ji Nirmelay, Swami Amrit Ram Ram Snehi, and Swami Nirmal Chetan emphasized each of them in his own way that there is one God and that we are all one. They explained the need to become a true man, to be kind, compassionate and have moral virtues. They referred to the spiritual work of Sant Kirpal Singh, with whom some of them had personally been in contact.
Dr. Ezekiel Isaac Malekar, Head of the Jewish Yahoodi community, spoke about peace and recited an old prayer, Oh God, please teach us how to walk on this earth in dignity and peace. He took up the words of Sant Kirpal Singh that God made man and man made religion, and reminded of the fact that some thousands years before there was no known religion, but man existed long times before.
Jain Muni Munishree Lokeshji,President Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti; India
Goswami Sushil Ji Maharaj, Founder-President Maharishi Bhrigu Foundation; India
Dr. Ann Elisabeth Auhagen; FU University of Berlin; Germany
Maulana Umair Ahmed Ilyasi General Secretary of the All India Organisation of Mosques; India
Mrs. Rajyogini Prema Behen Ji, Brahmkumari; India
Dr. Ezekiel Malekar, Judah Hayam Synagogue, Delhi, Head of the Yahoodi Community, Registrar of the National Human Rights Commission of India
Father Bernard, Order of Saint Benedict, Inter-Monastic Dialogue, Asirvanam Monastery, Bangalore; India
Mr. Karamjit Singh, Chairman Unity of Man India
Swami Satpreet Hari, Nirmelay Sant, Amritsar; India
Prof. Peter Schmuck, UMC Potsdam, Germany
Swami Atal Krishna, Ludhiana, Hari Krishna-Hari Rama Movement; India
Dr. Martin Almada, Human Rights activist; Paraguay
Swami Saroupa Anand Ji, Nirmelay Sant; India
Dr. Judit Komáromi, representative of Prof. George Vithoulkas, International Academy for Classical Homeopathy; Ireland
Swami Amrit Ram Ram Snehi, Head of Juna Ramdwara, Jodhpur, Rajasthan; India
Mrs. Vivi Akakpo, representative of Bishop Rev. Dandala, All Africa Conference of Churches; Kenya
Swami Nirmal Chetan, Amritsar, Nirmal Ashram; India
Mrs. Biji Surinder Kaur, President of Unity of Man; India
In the evening, the world-famous Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans sang Bhajans and Quawalis. For more than three hours he performed on stage along with his musicians till late after midnight.