Local Action Global Impact

Most Recent Articles

Workshop for Teachers on Climate Change

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Censud, Climate Change, Environment | 0 comments

Participants in Intro Workshop on Climate Change

Participants of Intro Workshop on Climate Change

An intro workshop on Online Teachers Training Program was conducted by Jitender Verma, a Climate Leader trained in person by Al Gore, at Indus World School Mandi. About 30 teachers participated in this workshop and got to know about Reality of Climate. After this intro workshop the teacehrs will be enrolled for online Teachers Training Program being offered by The Climate Reality Project India. After certification of minimum two teachers, Climate Youth Leadership Program will be initiated in the school to build knowledge of students and communities on Climate Change and related issues.

Jitender Verma facilitating the workshop

Jitender Verma facilitating the workshop

Read More

Activities under National Sanitation Campaign

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Censud | 0 comments

 

Poster Making and Slogan Writing Competitions

Poster Making and Slogan Writing Competitions

Various activities under National Sanitation Campaign on theme ‘Water Conservation and Sanitation’ were organsied. Poster making and Slogan writing competitions were organised by Centre for Sustainable Development and DWSM Mandi at various schools in and around Sundernagar during 25-31 October, 2014.

Awareness Rally on Sanitation

Awareness Rally on Sanitation

The students also took out awareness rallies and distributed pamphlets. The activities were organised at Government Senior Secondary Model School, BSL Senior Secondary School, DAV Public School, Government Girls Senior Secondary  School, Government Senior Secondary Boys School,  Government Senior Secondary School Meramsit, Government Senior Secondary School Kanaid, Government Senior Secondary School Mahadev, Saraswati Vidya Mandir  and Mahaveer Public School Sundernagar.

Students distributing pamphlets

Students distributing pamphlets

Read More

International Conference ‘Building Nations Of Peace Our Shared Responsibility’

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Art and Culture, LEAD, Youth Awareness | 0 comments

Peace Conference at Deptt of Laws HP University, Shimla

Peace Conference at Deptt of Laws HP University, Shimla

A conference promoting World Peace was organised by the Universal Peace Federation, Centre for Sustainable Development and the Department of Law, Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla on September 17, 2014.  An event of great standing, with talks by foreign delegates from Korea and United States of America and Indian Delegates working under Universal Peace Federation. Attendees included esteemed faculty and students of HP University and international peace volunteers from Japan.

The event began with the welcoming of our guests by the ‘Kulgeet’ of HPU and a warm recital of patriotic songs like ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Hum honge kaamyaab’ and ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’ by the Japanese student-volunteers. The dignitaries were honored with Himachali caps and shawls.

UPF007

Japanese Volunteers with Himachali Caps

Prof S.N. Sharma, Dean and Chairman, Department of Law, presented the Welcome Address and spoke extensively about the current problems in our world citing the gain in warfare technology and our inability to live through a possible World War III that may result because of the unrest in many countries, thus making it absolutely essential for everyone to actively come together to promote World peace.

This was followed by the Introduction to the Universal Peace Federation by Mr Krishna Adhikari, Secretary General of UPF India for the last 12 years. He enlightened everyone about the Origin of Universal Peace Federation in Korea by Revered Sun Myung Moon and his wife and its activities in India since 1985. UPF India was officially launched in 2005 and has been actively involved in conducting peace rallies and multiple conferences all over the country. It has also launched special movements for the Women, Families and Youth movements aimed at building good character.

Prof Yong ad Dr. Kittle presenting Peace Ambassador Award to Prof. A D N Bajpai, Vive Chancellor, HP Univeristy

Prof. Chuk Sing Yong ad Dr. Robert S.Kittle presenting Peace Ambassador Award to Prof. A D N Bajpai, Vice Chancellor, HP University

This was followed by a very motivational talk by Dr Robert S. Kittel, Director of Education, UPF Asia who elaborated the need of understanding peace at micro-levels. He emphasized the concept of duality in life with everything having its counterpart like the yin-yang, male- female, etc in order to maintain the balance of nature thus the synchronization of mind and body. He also spoke about the goodness of sacrifice citing excerpts from many religious books like the Bhagwad Gita, Quran, The Bible, etc which have always advocated the concept of selfless service.

The next speaker was Jitender Verma, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, H.P. who shared his experience of interacting with students on various topics relating to world peace and emphasized the need of educating them to build leaders. He also elaborated the need to involve students in all our endeavours and engage them in order to help them build their identity.

Ashok Thakur, Director NAFED enlightened about the need of development to gain peace and the mutual requirement of peace to attain development. This was followed by a talk by Dr Brajesh Sharma, Department of Law, who spoke about the harmonious relation between internal and external peace. He cited evidence from the Hindi literature explaining this concept as well.

Lastly the keynote address was given by Dr Chung Sik Yong, Chairman of UPF-Asia who emphasized on the future prospects of Universal Peace Federation as the balance of power was shifting from the west to the eastern countries.

The Vice Chancellor of HPU- Prof A.D.N. Bajpai , Prof S.N. Sharma and  Jitender Verma were then presented the award of ‘Ambassadors of Peace’ by Dr Chung Sik Yong, Chairman of UPF-Asia.

Volunteers from India and Japan

Volunteers from India and Japan

The event was concluded by Prof Kailash Thakur, Former Dean and Chairman, Department of Law, H.P. University  who delivered the Vote of thanks.

Read More

POPULAR THIS WEEK

Photostream

Recent Video