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6th NE Youth Peace and Cultural Fest from Sep 20

By EMN Updated: Sep 14, 2013 10:04 pm


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, will hold the 6th North East Youth Peace and Cultural Festival at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School Dimapur from September 20 to 23. The festival will be held 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 at 10 am on September 21 will be graced by Minister for Youth Resources and Sports Merentoshi R. Jamir as the chief guest.
Various religious and public leaders, including Pastors Fellowship Dimapur, Naga Council Dimapur and Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, will also attend the inaugural programme.
Niketu Iralu, Trustee Initiative of Change India, will be the main speaker on the theme “ The need of Peace Building”.
In the evening, Mr & Miss PC Contest and cultural fiesta will be graced by Prof. A. Lanunungsang Ao, Pro Vice Chancellor, NU Kohima Campus as the 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 will include peace rally, extempore speech competition.
The valedictory function and Peace Award ceremony at 2.30 pm on September22 will be graced by Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Hushili Sema as chief guest and Geoffrey Yaden, Editor, Nagaland Post and Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Nagaland as guests of honour. Rev. Dr. Wati Aier, convenor, Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) will be the speaker of the morning session on September 22. 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 programme is being jointly hosted by Peace Channel and PFP and powered by State Bank of India, World Vision, NEDSF and IGSSS, according to a release issued by Founder & Director, Peace Channel.

By EMN Updated: Sep 14, 2013 10:04:56 pm