The movement also aims to educate the youth about India's pluralism and the need to be sensitive towards under privileged.
The National Peace Movement, initiated by Catholic priest Varghese Alengaden, was formally launched on Thursday at a meeting at Universal Solidarity Movement (USM) hall in Indore.
The movement is an offshoot of the National Peace Convention organized earlier this year in Indore by the Committee for Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution of Rotary International District of Indore.
At that convention 54 participants had resolved to launch movement to hold a three-day peace convention every year, starting on January 30, the day of Mahatma Gandhi’s martyrdom.
Some 40 people attended the launch meeting of the movement, which also approved a plan to organize meetings and seminars at the local, regional, national and international levels to promote peace.
They also agreed to collaborate and network with like-minded organizations to promote peace and harmony by taking initiatives to solve conflicts and build bridges among people of diverse faith, culture and language.
The movement also aims to educate the youth about India's pluralism and the need to be sensitive towards under privileged and to protect the environment.
The movement is open to accept as members those who "believe in the pluralistic heritage of India and genuinely committed to build a civilization of love," said a press release.