Dimapur, November 3: Peace Channel Kohima in collaboration with the Peoples Forum for Peace Nagaland organized a seminar on inter-faith meet for peace building in Nagaland on November 3 at CAN conference hall, Kohima on the theme ‘Transformed to transform the society’ with an aim prevent and intervene in conflicts and promote peace.
Dr Deben Bachaspatimayum, Assistant Professor NEISSR, Dimapur was the trainer on the skills of peace-building Abea Mero, founder of Connect Organic Nagaland and peace activist Niketu Iralu delivered message and keynote address respectively.
In his keynote address, Niketu Iralu said the world needs peace today. “We are in need of the institutions which run for peace in order to stabilize the same,” he said.
Abea Mero said “peace” is a very wide subject and one most important part of it is the ‘sustainable development’ and organic farming is one trend that can create a huge impact for sustainability as well.
Organic farming and other income generation activities will really transform the society, which undeniably will diminish many anti-social elements and in fact, the violence and corruption can be uprooted, she said.
Dr Deben Bachaspatimayum said that the powers in the society are concentrated and undisputedly people looks up to the leaders. In such a way, the conviction is playing the role despite any condition of the society, he said.
The concept and process of globalization integrated with economics should be understood if we have to create peace within the Naga society. Most of the conflicts and violence developed due to the mismanagement of the economy and most of the communal violence is in due of the misunderstanding of the process of globalization, he added.
The programmed was chaired by Victor Yhome. Altogether, 18 individuals from different NGOs, churches and different walks of life attended the programme.
(Page News Service)