Resource person with participants of the capacity building programme held at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on April 6.
Dimapur, April 12 (MExN): Peace Channel organized a capacity building programme for students at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur on April 6.
The movement’s main objective to conduct capacity building programmes in schools is to impart peace education and instill the need and importance of peace in the young minds, said a press release from Peace Channel.
Garrol Lotha, the resource person, shared with the students the concept of Peace. She stated that Peace is not merely the absence of war, but a situation where individuals or group actively collaborate and co-exist together in harmony and understanding despite all odds. She further quoted Mahatma Gandhi, “If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children.”
Bringing Peace in our society, the resource person said, is a complex process and does not have an instant outcome. “It is a long term process which involves prevalence of justice, mutual understanding of culture and the religion of others, humanity, tolerance and acceptance of differences. Peace can be instilled in the young minds by educating the culture of working together, appreciate co-existence, develop non-violent conflict resolution skills, respect for human dignity, religious tolerance and understanding of the world,” she added.
The students were also encouraged to be a change maker and an agent of peace for better tomorrow.
The programme consisted of ice breaking sessions initiated by MSW trainees from North East Institute of Social Sciences and Research, input session by the resource person, interaction and group activities.
During the group activity, the students took turns and shared on the conflicting issues faced by them and the skillful remedies implemented by them in solving the issues positively.
In relation to the lessons learned, the students made a pledge to have a positive outlook towards life, respect and accept individuals regardless of religion, culture, and creed, to be an agent of peace and a path finder for peace for a better society, the release added.