Dimapur, May 6: The students of Holy Family School Kohima were enlightened on ‘Peace and Peace Building’. Kohima District Coordinator, Susan Kulnu together with two student volunteers, Lulu Awomi and Ayekali Aye of Don Bosco College Kohima capacitated 24 students along with one teacher animator on May 5. The programme began with a Peace prayer by Lulu Awomi and an ice breaking session initiated by the facilitator.
Addressing the students, Kulnu said Peace is one of the most essential requirements of humanity and a necessary pre-requisite for progress, development and sustainability. She emphasised on the main objective of peace and peace building.
She motivated the students to understand the concept of peace, to think of peace, love peace and make peace so as to take up initiatives in one’s own home and locality, to transform a culture of violence into a culture of peace.
She further stated that peace is an experience of harmony between different social groups that is characterised by lack of violence or conflict behaviours, and the freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts at reconciliation, the existence of healthy or newly interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality and a working political order that serves the true interest of all.
She also added that peace building is an intervention that is designed to prevent the start or resumption of violent conflict by creating sustainable peace structures to promote sustainable peace. It looks at the “root causes” of violent conflict and supporting indigenous capacities for peace management and conflict resolution.
Further Kulnu has cited a quotation by Mother Teresa “Peace begins with a smile” and urged all the students to do one good deed every day, be it in a small or big way in their homes, school and locality.
The session was ended with a peace pledge initiated by. Ayekali Awomi.
(Page News Service)