Dimapur, October 22: Interfaith meet on peace building was held at Wokha Town Baptist Church in collaboration with Wokha Town Pastor Fellowship (WTPF) on October 20 on the theme, “Transformed to Transform the Society.”
Arhomo C Ngullie, Coordinator, Peace Channel in his keynote speech urged the responsibility of individuals and he further encouraged the participants to work together for the development of peace and tranquility in the society.
Today, as number of violent conflicts still continues in different parts of the world it is time to renew our efforts to stop the conflict as Peace can be built only through action, and not with nonparticipation, he said.
Suraj Kumar, (PRO) 28 Assam Rifles in his message shared about the power of prayer for peace. He shared about his life experiences of how their prayer for peace and fasting declined suicidal cases in his neighbourhood. Tumben P Tsanglao EAC, Wokha, while stating the regards from Deputy Commissioner encouraged the stakeholders to reach out to all individuals, respect and understand everybody for a peaceful and harmonious living.
No religion teaches hatred but it comes from what we perceived, so peace should come from within and strive for excellence. It is a collaborative effort and ever evolving, he added.
Surojit Mitra, Principal of Libemo Memorial School and Zuchobeni Ezung, President Wokha Town Eloe Hoho further congratulated the Peace Channel for organizing the program and wished for fruitful in future endeavors.
Liangamang Robert, Peace Activist, was the resource person for the programme. He began the session with a question i.e. whether conflict is good or bad?
In his training session, Robert brought out three aspects of understanding conflict towards building peace; Conflict, Violence and Peace. He stressed that conflict is a part and partial of life. Conflict may be good or bad, it is based on how individual perceive. He further pointed out that it is fact that conflict has made communities what they are today.
The program was chaired by Khonbemo P. Kikon Chairman, WTPF. Rev. S. Thungrio Khuvung Asso. Pastor WTBC invoked God’s blessing which was followed by welcome address from Vincent Kikon District Coordinator, Peace Channel, Wokha. (Page News Service)