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As the world girded for war in September 2001, Maharishi mobilized for peaceĀ 
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24 September 2011

Just ten years ago, 23-25 September 2001, in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi presented to the world his Programme for Permanent World Peace—'a proven plan to eliminate terrorism without the need for conflict and further bloodshed'—through large-scale implementation of Invincible Defense Technology.

On the 10th anniversary of Maharishi's historic presentation, Global Good News is featuring a press release from 25 September 2001 about the programme, which included the announcement of Maharishi's first international press conference in seven years, to be held via global satellite broadcast 28 September 2001:

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Proven programme for world peace ready for implementation as soon as funds become available

In a series of press announcements* in the major US newspapers on 23 September 2001, and today [25 September 2001] in the European edition of the International Herald Tribune, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has presented a proven plan to eliminate terrorism without the need for conflict and further bloodshed.

At a time when the whole world is fearful of the consequences of the strategies now being implemented by the US and its allies, Maharishi is appealing to the wise and the wealthy of the world to create a $1 billion Endowment Fund. This fund will support a group of 40,000 experts in the Vedic technologies of consciousness to create world peace.

The experts are already training at Maharishi's Vedic Schools throughout India, and, as soon as sufficient funds are available, they will come together in groups of 8,000. These groups will collectively perform ancient Vedic technologies of peace which have been revived by Maharishi over the past 50 years. Extensive research has clearly established that these technologies, practised collectively by such groups, will create an indomitable influence of peace and harmony in world consciousness.

28 September 2001 - News conference speakers

Maharishi will present his proposal during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, 28 September 2001, 10 a.m., at the National Press Club. Maharishi will speak live via a video satellite link from Maharishi University of Management in Vlodrop, Holland.

Also speaking at the news conference in Washington will be John Hagelin, PhD, Harvard-trained quantum physicist and Director of the Institute of Science, Technology an Public Policy; Major General Kulwant Singh, a highly decorated 35-year military leader from India and an expert in anti-terrorism; and John Davies, PhD, Research Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland.

Global Good News will continue to feature highlights of Maharishi's press announcement from 25 September 2001, presenting his scientifically verified Programme to Create Permanent World Peace; his press conference 28 September 2001; as well as news of the programme's implementation in countries around the world in the decade since.

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* A full-page advertisement presenting Maharishi's Proposal for Permanent World Peace—'a respectful open letter' to President Bush, the leaders of Congress, and the 'philanthropic, peace-loving citizens of the USA and the world'—was published September 23-25, 2001 in the Washington Post, The New York Times, and the International Herald Tribune.

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