Peace Club of DBHSS Kohima capacitated on non violence


Dimapur, October 9: Peace Club of Don Bosco Hr. Sec School, Kohima were capacitated on non- violence today. The programme included Peace Prayer, Ice-breaking, meditation, motivational speech, and sharing and peace anthem.
Florence, teacher animator facilitated the program, Elizabeth and Senti of peace club said a peace prayer and moderated program.
Fr. Innocent, the Vice Principal of Don Bosco Hr. Sec School in his motivational talk enlightened about the most popular classes and research at Harvard University is on how to live a happy and fulfilling life.
He highlighted about positive psychology research where gratitude has strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. He said that the being grateful will help the members feel positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, d eal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
He gave two tips on how one can elevate happiness as the happiest person is the most peaceful person. Therefore, the first tip to lead a happy life is to be grateful to God. Secondly, to maintain a gratitude journal and make it a habit to write down or share with loved one thought about the gifts one receives each day which includes even the smallest things.
Later, Alino S Chishi, animator of Peace Channel capacitated the members on nonviolence where she said that if we are to accomplish the 2030 vision which is to make Nagaland a peaceful state in the country, the members as peace builders in their schools, family and communities must follow the principles of non Violence.
She elucidated that non-violence consists of a set of values that set the path for a nonviolent life. Courage, compassion, truth, trust, fearlessness, forgiveness, service/selflessness, and self-restraint are all values of a nonviolent life, she said.
She also explained on Gandhiji’s ideology of “Ahimsa” and Martin Luther King, Jr. six principles of nonviolence.
She gave a brief account on how Mahatma Gandhi views about non Violence by quoting him, “There is need for a perfect weapon to combat violence and this is nonviolence”. She explained that Ahimsa implies more than just avoidance of physical violence but total nonviolence, no physical violence, and no passive violence as according to Gandhi Ahimsa means love.
She also highlighted some ways to practice non violence which includes: Being courageous, humility, acceptance, empathy, smiling, caring and etc. The programme concluded with evaluation, feedbacks and Action Plan. (Page News Service)