Civil Society Groups Gathered for a Culture of Peace

 “Youth and Women’s Conference with 250 Social Leaders”


The following press communique issued by the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL)

( December 13, 2016, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian)  “No child is born as terrorists.” Mr. Jagjeet Kaul in charge of executes test operations of peace education from Samsara World School emphasized importance of acquired education. He mentioned when students learn how to achieve peace with themselves, family, nature, society and nation, the fundamental causes of war will be eliminated and lead to world peace.

On 10 December voice on institutional expansion of peace education was arose at “Youth and Women’s Conference for Spreading a Culture of Peace”, which was held in New Delhi. Also 200 leaders from youth and women agreed to necessity of implementation of international law for peace and cessation of war to protect innocent sacrifice, and advocate for support of Indian society.

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, an international peace organization, hosted this peace conference with co-hosted organizations, Nelson Mandela Centre for peace and conflict resolution and Jamia Millia Islamia University. Participants gathered to present the achievement of HWPL peace education, and campaign supporting Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) over last two years in New Delhi. Furthermore they discussed to establish future action plan regarding two peace projects.

In her congratulatory speech, Ms. Pratyush Vatsala a principal of Lakshmibai College suggested, people should not only depend on government or United Nation. However, civil society should be main agent to make society where students no more have to learn war or terrorist attacks in their social studies. She emphasized the role of women for peace with saying “There is no more powerful thing than 3.6 billion women shouting for peace with the heart of love as mothers willing to protect their children.”

Apoorva Maheshwari, student from Samsara World School inspired participants of the event with her speech, regarding how peace education changed her thoughts and profoundly helped to improve way of life. She said way to resolve conflict is not violence and loud voice with giving an example of small quarrel between friends. Furthermore, her speech showed hope for future world of peace with mentioning “Education compelled me to wonder that if such a little girl can understand such a big thing about peaceful way, why big countries can’t understand this little thing?”

HWPL designated 126 schools in 8 countries as HWPL Peace Academy and co-compose peace education for operating classes in India, Israel, the Philippines and Kosovo. In India, 15 schools in New Delhi, 18 in Hyderabad, and 16 in Mumbai, total 49 schools are together with HWPL as HWPL Peace Academy. HWPL peace education has differentiation compared to other education with teaching importance of peace, and specific way to achieve peace.

Member of HWPL Peace Advocate Committee, Agatha Susheela Dias in Mumbai presented result of Legislate Peace Campaign, which she continuously takes part lead of after proclamation of DPCW on 14 March. For the past 9 months, through active campaign 8000 signatures were collected from Mumbai education related organizations started centrally from Amcha Ghar School which she founded. She shared the future plan for establishment of Mumbai branch office to expand Legislate Peace Campaign as HWPL Peace Advocate Committee member and said “For peace, I will do whatever with attitude that I can with HWPL.”

DPCW is declared to utilize the function of international law to eliminate fundamental causes of war. 19 international law experts from 16 countries contributed their expertise to draft the declaration with HWPL which also expert from India is part of. More than 7 hundred thousand citizens have joined with signing to support enactment of international law inspired by DPCW after it is declared. DPCW gets attention with statement of nations should minimize any form of warfare even in the name of religion. Also it is spotlighted because of its Article 10 which guarantees public activities to spread culture of peace.

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