The India Post, Chandigarh, 13th February, 2009 :The five day Commonwealth Asia Regional Workshop on Youth and Peace Building organized by Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) Asia Centre in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, concluded today. Adviser to the UT Administrator, Mr. Pradip Mehra, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Adviser in his keynote address said that youth are the real catalyst of change. He further said that youth should participate and indulge in some extra-curricular activities which would dissipate their time in positive things. He said in these times it is doubly important for the Youth, of not being doctrinated by dogma of extremism. Young people participating in the workshop are ambassadors of Peace and should share their experiences with their colleagues, friends, parents etc and spread the peace message worldwide, averred Mr. Mehra.
Adviser gave away the certificates of the workshop to the participants. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Raj K. Mishra, Regional director, CYP Asia Centre said, "Judging by the level and intensity of participants by the delegates of the workshop, the objective with which the workshop was organized seems to have fulfilled. We feel confident that these young men and women will go back with their capacity enhanced and work effectively towards peace building in their respective countries"
Representatives from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Brunie Darussalam and India participated in the workshop. The participants sharing the experiences of the workshop said that taking part in such conferences is not big but important is the implementation of what is taught in such workshops.