6TH NE YOUTH PEACE AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD IN DIMAPUR
Peace Channel in its endeavour to create cultural awareness, prevent future conflicts and build the potentials and capacities for youth peace building and create networks for peace builders, the 6th North East youth peace and cultural festival would be held from 20 to 23 September 2013 at Holy Cross Higher SecondarySchool Dimapur on the theme “Peace building through reconciliation”. This annual event is to commemorate the International Day of Peace and the foundation day of Peace Channel and People’s Forum for Peace (PFP).
The inaugural function on 21st September, at 10 a.m would be graced by Shri. Merentoshi R. Jamir, minister for Youth Resources and Sports, Govt of Nagaland as chief guest. The participation of various religious
leaders, public leaders including Pastors Fellowship Dimapur, Naga Council Dimapur, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur would make the day more meaningful. Shri. Niketu Iralu, Trustee Initiative of Change India, will be the main speaker on the theme “ The need of Peace Building”. In the evening the Mr. & Miss PC contest and cultural fiesta l will be graced by Prof. A. Lanunungsang Ao, Pro Vice Chancellor, NU Kohima Campus as chief guest while Dr. Vipralhou Kesiezie, Director, SCERT will speak on “Role of youth in building peace in NE”. Some of the attractions of the day include Peace Rally, extempore speech competition.
The valedictory function and Peace Award ceremony on 22 September, at 2.30 p.m will be graced by Hushili Sema IAS, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur as chief guest and Geoffrey Yaden, Editor, Nagaland Post and
Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Nagaland as guests of honour. The morning session on 22 September will be held with Rev. Dr. Wati Aier, convenor, Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) as speaker. He
will speak on “Peace building through reconciliation”. The day will also be marked with inter-religious prayer meet, career guidance, and cultural fiesta & concert for peace.
The three-day event will enable integration through inter-faith, inter-cultural interaction and sharing, facilitate through input sessions, and inculcate peace in the hearts and minds of the participants. The Peace Channel and PFP is expecting around 700-800 delegates from Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Agarthala, Meghalaya and Manipur. The three days programme is jointly hosted by Peace Channel and PFP and powered by State Bank of India, World Vision, NEDSF and IGSSS.
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