Peace Channel organises capacity building programme
Dimapur, October 11
Peace Channel had conducted a one day capacity building programme for peace club leaders, members and teacher coordinators on October 10 at the Peace Channel conference hall, Dimapur.
While addressing the gathering, Rev. Dr. CP Anto, Director of Peace Channel and Principal NEISSR, stressed on the need to capacitate youth and adult on peace building, conflict resolutions and techniques of conflict transformation like peace education, dialogue negotiation etc. He also stressed on the role of government and non government organizations in the process of finding solutions to the existing conflicts and preventing future conflicts. Fr. CP Anto also educated the participants on four steps methodology of peace channel in promoting peace, namely information, formation, transformation and evaluation. While illustrating on the concept, he said information helps to understand and create awareness, while formation enable one to get educated and capacitated on the seven principles and seven values of the movement leading to build peaceful environment, and finally transformation empower them to action for peace and the evaluation strengthens and assess every day how our relationship with God, people and environment.
The teaching was done in the context of using the traditional method of skill development of youth by training them in Morung. He said as peace builders, we need to change our attitude and perceptions for peaceful and harmonious living. Stating that one cannot alter the past, he however said one can change what is to come. He ended his talk with an inspiring remark, ‘Aspire to inspire before you expire’.
Kishor Dass, DPO DAN, enlightened the gathering on the power of meditation. A short session on how to meditate also was conducted with some tips. He also encouraged the students to become initiators and aspire to achieve permanent peace.
“Peace education has given me a start a new beginning. At first I did not know how to be a peace builder, but through this program I have gained a lot of knowledge and hope to become a better peace leader,’ said Akhumlila, student of MGM Higher Secondary School.
Rev. Sr. Sudha said the invocation, while Ms. Atu said welcome address.