The Genesis

The Asian Confluence is an initiative of Divya Jeevan Foundation. Divya Jeevan Foundation was conceived and registered by a group of eminent intellectuals and policy makers in 1996, as a society to engage on public policy issues with emphasis on North East and East India.
As part of an initiative floated In 2006 by Divya Jeevan Foundation, titled “Resurgent East-Resurgent India”, a landmark conference on “Development of Eastern India – Strategic Issues in a National Perspective”, was convened in Kolkata in May 2007. Inaugurated by the then President of India (L) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the conference discussed, amongst other things, the geo-strategic importance of the North Eastern region of India in terms of the developmental and geopolitical canvas of emerging Asia. The conference recognised the unique potential of the region and the need for a greater role of civil society towards harnessing that by complimenting the Government of India’s ‘Look East Policy’ from a grounds-up perspective. Several round table meets were held in Shillong, Tura, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Delhi as a follow up to the conference. As an outcome, it was felt that there was a strong need to have a civil society driven platform, rooted in the North Eastern region.
As Divya Jeevan Foundation continued its activities in the North East region, the need to have a strong platform rooted in the region, as recognized in the Kolkata conference, became more and more apparent.  To fulfill this need, Asian Confluence was conceived in 2010 as a self-sustaining, independent civil society initiative with a permanent center in Shillong. Towards this end, the society mobilized resources and donations and construction of the permanent center was started in 2011 on donated premises. Once completed, the Asian Confluence Center was dedicated to public service in April 2013.
The first major initiative of Asian Confluence, “One”, which was and continues to be an Youth Initiative, was flagged off on October 2013, to mark and celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary Year of the great seer and reformer Swami Vivekananda.  

The Parent Body: Divya Jeevan Foundation Society

Divya Jeevan Foundation Society is educational not-for-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to the noble ideal  to act as a solvent of ancient hostilities and bitter prejudices that divide men, groups and nations and be a harmonizer in a world driven by mortal conflict. It aims to foster an atmosphere of creativity and assist in the emergence of a new social order which is at peace with itself and its surroundings. Its activities thereby aim to foster the creation of a values-driven base to the process of modernization and ensure that social transformation is not derailed from the deep spirituality of man irrespective of caste, creed, religion, isms and beliefs.
Divya Jeevan Foundation was registered as a Social, Cultural, Educational, Scientific and Charitable society under the Meghalaya Societies Registration Act XII of 1983 on the Thirteenth day of June, Nineteen Ninety Six (Registration Number and the date of registration: SR/DJFS 305/96 Date: 13th June, 1996) with its registered office at, “Divya Jeevan”, Lady Veronica Lane, Laitumkhrah, Shillong – 793003. Donations within India to DJFS enjoy 80G benefits and International grants/donations are allowed under FCRA guidelines. The organization is also registered with the Niti Aayog, Government of India.