Call for participants of UPM 2011

7th Universal Peace March in India

27th Jan  ? 6th Feb 2011



Youth Buddhist Society

Vivek Vihar Colony District Mainpuri,
Uttar Pradesh ? India 205001


International Workcamp Organization

504-29 Yonnam-Dong, 121-869

Seoul, Korea




India is the second biggest country in Asia. It has diverse religions, cultures, casts, and climates. There are many disputes due to religion and cast. As you know there also border conflicts between India and Pakistan. Due to the problem, people have been killing each other. You can see the same problem in Nepal and Bangladesh as well. Once a year, we hold the Peace March project to help people be aware of this situation.

YBS(Youth Buddhist Society) is trying to create mutual harmony and friendship in spite of their religion: Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim or Christian. When national and international governments cannot stop the violence and conflicts, it is time for youths in the world to take action and put an end to one of the longest running conflicts in history. This humanistic and peaceful march will give an opportunity to the participants from various countries to be involved directly or indirectly in global issues.

In addition, the each destination of the march is a holy site of Buddhism in history. However, the activities and the objectives are not just related with Buddhism but the peace.


What is the Universal Peace March? What is the purpose of this march?

Since 2005, under the cooperation between YBS (Youth Buddhist Society) and IWO(International Workcamp Organization), ?Universal Peace March (UPM)? has been held in different parts of India.
This year we are please announce that the ?7th Universal Peace March(UPM) 2011? will be held from Jaipur to Udipur in Rajasthan, India with the name of ?PEACE IN YOUR FOOT?.
We promote peace by sharing our ideas about global issues with youths from all over the world.

During the 11 day march, we will stay in different locals and have meetings with various people no matter what their religions are or where they come from. We will share ideas about how to promote peace with each other, how there can be peace among young people, and how to be aware and recover a sense of mutual humanity. In 2010, foreign and Indian participants will march from Sravasti to Sankisa, India on foot. Local living condition will be inconvenient during the march in general. However, this will be a good opportunity to challenge yourself.


*Duration: 27 Jan. 2011 ? 6 Feb. 2011 (11days)

*Distance of march: About 430km,
[Main Route: Jaipur ~ Ajmer ? Chittorgar – Udaipur in Rajasthan , India]

*Organized by: International Workcamp Organization(IWO), Korea

Youth Buddhist Society(YBS), India

*Participants: -Those who are more than 18 years old

-Those who are interested in promoting world peace

-Those who are interested in India

*Language: English  


27, Jan 2011, 03:00pm at railway station Jaipur infront of Mahatma Gandi statue.

: Please make sure to book your train before 40 to 45 days in advance otherwise you can’t get sits. 

Indian Railway>

You can come directly from Delhi to jaipur or Agra to jaipur and Mumbai to jaipur via train or bus and flight..

*Participation Fee: Donation

*Accommodation: Participants will stay in local accommodation. Accommodation could be schools, village community centers, or temples (Hindu, Buddhist, Islam, Christian, Sikh, Jaina etc). Participants should not expect convenient facilities like those in their countries, with amenities such as hot water, good toilet, beds, etc. 

*Food: During the 11-day-peaceful journey, participants will have local vegetarian food for their meals. Participants can cook vegetarian food in their own style and share. Peace March is not a picnic or a race but instead a spiritual journey to foster a positive mentality in young people and a peaceful future. It will be a time to understand the diverse value of life. 

* Non-vegetable food and alcohol is not allowed during the march.

*Insurance: Insurance will not be provided. Participants should prepare overseas insurance from  

their countries 

*Special Remark* 

During the 11-days of journey, participants are asked to interaction with local people.
Therefore, p
eople who take part in UPM are asked to have OPENMIND, TOLERANCE.
he success of UPM project depends on the volunteer being prepared to take responsibility for her/himself. The volunteer should not only be able to work independently but also be able to work well as a part of the group. To take part in a camp also means to organize the camp TOGETHER. 

*Daily distance to march: We will walk approximately 50 km a day. If necessary we take a public transportation sometimes for certain distance.


Application to: (Program Officer  –  Ms. Sojung, AHN) 

Deadline for applications : 15th, January 2010

[UPM  2011 ]


[PM 2005 -2010]


Morning Gathering




7th UPM -2011 Accommodation & program survey



Accommodation type & city

Day scheduled

Evening program




Guest House,

Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Welcome participants

Orientation, preparation for march, display of previous upm?s


28 jan

Agrwal Dharamshala , Fagi city

Conference  & Opening march from jaipur

Rajsthan culture program by local people



29 Jan

Dudu city,Jain dharamshala

Walk, information exchange, visit historical pond on the way

meeting participants, , lecture on Jainism by jain  scholar



30 Jan

Ajmer city, Hotel

Morning gathering with villagers ,walk

Get together  with Ajmer members , local culture program



31 Jan

Same as

free for local visit puskar, lakes etc

Food exchange, international culture evening



01 Fab

Vijayngar city  Guest house

Morning gathering, march, sharing with local people

Free discussion with local members and scholar



2nd Feb.

Bhilwara city, kisan bhawan

Morning gathering, March, village visit

Participants meeting , feed back



3 Fab


Guest house

Morning gathering, March, village visit

Culture program



4 Fab


Oswal watika

Walk , visit village , share information

Participants open sharing , feeling



5 Fab

Udaypur city

Guest house

Walk ,Village visit

Camp fire , closing ceremony




Same as

Conference , certificate sharing ? bye ?bye

Happy bye bye



NOTE ? for more information please contact ?

Mr P.M.Bauddha (total incharge ) cell no ? 09829949291

Mr Narendra Bauddha (upm Coordinator) cell no ? 09829018055

Mr Raghubir singh Bauddha (state president YBS) cell no – 09414955290

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