Dimapur, July 10: A 3-day Inter-School Peace Seminar and Summer Camp for Peace Club members began today at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School. The summer camp is running on the theme ‘Passion for Excellence’.
Exhorting the youths to be messengers of peace, Fr Dr C P Anto asked them to make Nagaland a model state for peace in India by 2030.
Dr. Anto addressed the students and special quest quoting Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. He also encouraged and motivated the participants to build peace and be a change makers in the family, schools and communities as they go back home.
He also emphasized on passion and dream and setting one’s own aim/goal for the future to make all peaceful and happy.
Speaking on the occasion, Maj. Mohit Singh from Assam Rifles, who was the special guest, spoke on the importance of peace and the role of children and youth in building peace. He also said make use of the peace movement called Peace Channel in building the future generation as peace makers.
He also spoke on the two types of peace: internal peace and external peace. Internal peace will make all to enjoy external peace. In conclusion he stated that ‘ A Life without a goal is no life’ so he exhorted all to set a goal for life to enjoy peace
Elizabeth Lotha, gave the motivational talk, speaking on the occasion she stated the importance of children and youth to be the role models in the family and educational institutions. She spoke on the importance of respect and dignity as the means to build peace in the family and community.
The main objective of the three days seminar is to capacitate and empower the club members to learn nonviolent communication, share their experiences in peace building as leaders and promote peace where ever they are.
They also will undergo various trainings on reconciliation, goal setting, peace and dialogue related topics. There are more than 200 students representing thirteen schools form Dimapur District. (Page News Service)