Dimapur, February 18: While addressing the Peace Club members of Assisi Higher Secondary School students, faculty and the management today, Fr.C.P.Anto, the founder- director of Peace Channel said that “peace education in the educational institutions can end all forms of violence in the families, schools and communities”.
He also stressed on the importance of peace education in the multi-cultural, religious and linguistic communities of Nagaland. Peace always begins with self and then transmits to others by following certain universal values and principles suggested by the movement.
The new club members took peace pledge to be the peace lovers, peace makers and peace promoters where ever, they are. He encouraged the students to be messengers of peace where ever there is misunderstanding, quarrel, unhealthy arguments, fight, conflict etc.
He also talked about the importance of self-starter rather than the kick starters.
He also said that all club members are capacitated on problem solving skill, non-violent communication, leadership skill, personality development etc.
He emphasized on impact of peace education programmes it is centered on conflict resolution typically focus on the social behavioral symptoms of conflict, training individuals to resolve inter-personal disputes through techniques of negotiation and peer mediation.
He asked all the students to start practicing forgiveness as it is the first step towards making peace.
The programme was chaired by Kisuilei, welcome address was delivered by Sr. Judith Eliz Pinto, Vice and vote of thanks was pronounced by Seyikhrereto. The programme was concluded with a Peace Anthem. Later Apong the district coordinator of Peace Channel trained the students on capacity building.
(Page News Service)