Chandigarh, May 11(Bharatsandesh news): TODAY, to honour teachers promoting the culture of nonviolence and service among students, Yuvsatta an NGO, organized a ‘Peace Awards Presentation Ceremony’, at Government Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 10 A, Chandigarh. Dr. Lalit Kumar, Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony under Ministry of Home Affairs was the Chief Guest. Madhu Bahl, Regional Director, DAV School welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the prize winners. Prominent amongst those present included Vijay Sardana, President, Socio Research & Reform Foundation (NGO), New Delhi.
On the occasion Chief Guest Dr. Lalit Kumar honoured three prominent Principals with Peace Awards for the year 2011-12, namely Dr. Jyoti Khanna, Principal of Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh, Aruna Bhardwaj, Principal, Gurukul Global School, Chandigarh and Capt. Sanjay Anand, Principal, Doon Public School, Panchkula. Each Peace Award carry a memento, a shawl and Rs. 5100/-. Special Commendation Peace Awards were also awarded to Astinder Kaur, Incharge, Peace Club of Government Model High School, Sector 22 C & Tarunveer Saini, Principal of Banyan Tree School, Sector 48 A, Chandigarh on the occasion. These awards were sponsored by educationists of repute like Dr. Satinder Dhillon, Madhu Bahl and Karan Singh Jaglan.
Pramod Sharma, coordinator of Yuvsatta and founder of this peace campaign expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support of Schools and Colleges of tricity in the unique peace campaign.
Appreciating the concept of Peace Clubs Dr. Lalit Kumar 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, nonviolence 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.
Indira Beniwal Principal of the host School presented a vote of thanks and the programme ended with a national anthem.