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Nagaland: Peace forum formed in Jalukie valley

By EMN Updated: Aug 30, 2019 11:13 pm
Resource person from Peace Channel conducting a meeting on August 29 at Town Baptist Church, Jalukie town, in Peren district.

Dimapur, Aug. 30 (EMN): Continuing with its effort to establish peace in the land, Peace Channel has initiated formation of People’s Forum for Peace in Jalukie valley during a programme held on August 29 at Town Baptist Church.

Albert N Hau, youth pastor of the Jalukie Town Baptist Church, led the programme by sharing the need and purpose of the forum in places where there is conflict. The platform comprises of members, committed to work for peace, justice and sustainable development in Jalukie valley in Peren district, stated an update from the Peace Channel.

Speaking on the occasion, Vitono Haralu, resource person from Peace Channel social activist, elaborated on the objectives of the forum and how it could come to existence.

“The forum can only be formed if there is an equal representation from all sections of the society. As the forum seeks equal opportunity from all to be heard and shared opinions and experiences, the forum would explore strategies of building peace and development by working together on socio-economic, building multi-cultural, tribal and religious contexts,” she stated.

She also impressed upon the need for an inclusive platform on face to face dialogue among organisations involving people from all walks of life to address the issue.

It was reported that Peace Channel through PFP and Peer mediation forum would train and empower the members to take better decisions and actions to solve problems, individually and collectively. The members unanimously decided to form the forum with an understanding that all voices would have an opportunity to be heard and understood and come together as one people. The members also felt that leaders and public needed training and use the right approach for different issues.

Some of the conflicts discovered by the members included alcohol and its effects, family issues, fight for leadership and its influence on social organisations and various mobile networks not working in the district.

Altogether, 15 members attended  the programme.

This was stated in a press release issued by Alan Paul, member of Peace Channel.

By EMN Updated: Aug 30, 2019 11:13:50 pm