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Be the change. Photo: K.R. Deepak
The Hindu Be the change. Photo: K.R. Deepak

The Youth for Peace Initiative was conceived with the intent to engage young people in developing concepts of peace at three levels: ideological, practical and analytical on ‘Peace and I'


“Youth For Peace” will have the following themes selected from Gandhi's teachings.

Cleanliness is Godliness (Garbage, water, electricity, plants, personal cleanliness and surroundings.

Individual action leads to collective power (seven deadly sins as seen by Gandhi and looking at individual action for the above mentioned themes) Love and peace are ultimate weapons (equality, sharing of resources, dignity of labour, war etc)

Now, it's your turn to be the change that you want to see. Based on these themes, come up with ideas that you think can make a positive difference in society and its people. Mail your ideas to:

“Courage has never been known to be the matter of muscle. It is a matter of the heart. The toughest muscle has been known to tremble before an imaginary fear. It was the heart that set the muscle atrembling”

- M.K. Gandhi in Young India of July 16, 1931

Do you agree?

What is our greatest fear?

Our greatest enemy?

Send your answers in not more than three lines to Please mark ‘Youth for Peace NXg'.

Keywords: Youth For Peace

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