20 September 2022
Today, to honour exemplary teachers promoting the gandhian spirit of peace, universal brotherhood and volunteering among young students, Yuvsatta an NGO, in collaboration with CREST-Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society organized a Peace Awards presentation ceremony along with a dialogue on ‘Solar-City Chandigarh’, at Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh.
Dr. Inderjeet Kaur, Patron-President, All India Pingalwara Charitable Society, Amritsar was the chief guest on the occasion and Prof. Devi Sirohi, Adviser, Yuvsatta presided over the same. The event was held to commemorate International Day of Peace which falls on September 21.
Pramod Sharma, coordinator, Yuvsatta said that, presently over 100 ‘Peace Clubs’ in almost all prominent schools and colleges of tricity i.e. Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar, are doing commendable work by inculcating humanistic behaviour among young minds. And every year they organize such programmes to spread the message of living in harmony with man and nature among masses at large.
On the occasion Dr. Inderjeet Kaur honoured ten teachers with ‘NURTURER’S OF PEACE AWARD 2021-22’ and they were Prof. (Dr.) Agnese Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education, Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Sharma, Principal, GGDSD College, Mrs. Kavita C. Das, Principal, St. John’s High School, Mrs. Raj Bala, Principal, Govt. Girls Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 18C, Mrs. Monica Chawla, Principal, St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec. School, Ms. Taruna Vashisht, Principal, Manav Rachna International School, SAS Nagar, Ms. Pooja Sharma, Principal, KBDAV Sr. Sec. School, Molvi Mohammed Imran Mujaddidi, President, Mujaddidi Educational Society, Jama Masjid, Manimajra, Shri Parveen Setya, Founder & Managing Director, Gurukul Global School, Chandigarh.
Appreciating the concept of Peace Clubs Dr. Inderjeet Kaur said that for the better future of mankind, the utmost importance is needed in the education of children. A child has to be educated with love and kindness to become a responsible adult in future. And Peace Clubs can play a very pivotal role in this direction by inculcating responsible behaviour and virtues of love, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and service in young minds. In reality the only way to global and universal peace would be to start with oneself. To keep one’s mind without violence is a challenge for all of us. Non-violence and peace are a celebration of our consciousness to honour life and creation.
Supporting a campaign of YUVSATTA of promoting Peace Clubs in the educational institutions of tricity Prof. Ajay Sharma shared that globalization in present texture and practice subordinate ethical values, moral considerations and stress only material and consumerist aspects of life. The world of tomorrow and the challenges facing humanity today call for a reappraisal of what Mahatma Gandhi offers.
Mrs. Kavita C. Das quoting Gandhi said that ‘An ounce of practice is better than tons of preaching’, so all the Chandigarhian’s should join hands by transforming themselves into peaceful citizens in thought, action and deeds and thus realizing the dream of ‘Peace-city Chandigarh’.