Assamese students promote Gandhian thoughts for peace

April 12th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, April 12 (ANI): School children in Assam, who have witnessed a grotesque face of mindless violence and an environment of fear caused by bomb blast incidents, yearn for peace.

Seeking a better environment, where everyone can enjoy life and make efforts for progress and development with fear, schools are taking initiative to bring about lasting peace through Gandhian thoughts.

With the objective of promoting peace and non-violence in the State, Parijit Academy School recently held a ‘Gandhi Peace Rally’ at Pamohi in Guwahati.

Hundreds of children walked through streets, carrying placards to spread the message of peace through Gandhian principle of ‘Ahimsa’, or non-violence.

Students expressed their concern over frequent incidents of violence that disrupted normal life and their desire for peace and normalcy.

“We are taking this rally to bring awareness about Mahatma Gandhi and his principles so that children will know about non-violence truth,” said Uttam Teron, a School principal in Guwahati.

“The aim of the rally is that we want to live in peace. There is so much tension in our region. The recent incidents like bomb blast where people are killed, we hope that all these violence will go away from our lives,” said Sonali Barua, a student in the march.

“I hope that people live in love with one another and not hatred. One should practice love and not hatred towards one another. The bomb blast that happen in Ganeshguri and violence should not happen again. People should not fight or hate each other,” said Krishna Boro, another student.

The rally also included Gandhian follower, Gravin Brown from Australia who walked with the school children.

The initiative clearly reflects the keen interest of the younger generation in bringing peace to the state and their burning desire to bring about social change. (ANI)

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