Chandigarh, June 19; Today, a nine member peace delegation of Yuvsatta-an NGO returned from Bhutan. They had gone on a week long visit on an invitation from Bhutan Students Association of Panjab University (BSA), Chandigarh.
Sharing their experience about the visit Ravinder Talwar a participant and Director of The Banyan Tree School said that during their stay they visited local Schools, College, met Government officials from Department of Education, interacted with youngsters and also visited important places of tourist interest in beautiful towns of Thimpu and Paro in Bhutan.Thanking the acting Chief Justice of Royal Court of Justice, High Court of Bhutan Sangay Khandu who was the Chief Guest at a reception hosted in the honour of Yuvsatta delegates on their arrival by BSA (Bhutan Students Association) in Thimpu, Pramod Sharma, Coordinator of Yuvsatta
shared that the bilateral relations between Bhutan and India have been traditionally very close. And now after their succesful visit of Bhutan, they have launched an Indo-Bhutan Peace Forum involving youngsters of both the countries as youth is a perfect time to look beyond borders towards a better future. And in days to come the focus of the newly formed Indo-Bhutan Peace Forum will be on organizing more and more youth exchange programs, people to people communication, building leadership with strong bonds, awareness of social issues and exchange of progressive ideas.
Highly impressed by the hospitality and warmth with which they were received every where, a participant Vikass Kumar Sharma said that in Bhutan they always felt like at home and in a family. Shubhangi Shukla another student participant added that Bhutan is a land of peace and happiness in real sense.
As a reciprocal gesture Yuvsatta volunteers has invited now students of Nima Higher Secondary School and Royal Thimpu College, Bhutan to participate in there annual International Youth Peace Festival, from September 27 to October 2, 2011 in Chandigarh. Young people from thirty more countries are expected to join.