Delegates show interest in Dalit panchayats

Staff Correspondent

They exchange views on establishment of world peace

TUMKUR: The three-day “Peace Event”, organised by Rural Education Development Society, Booshakti Kendra and Dalit Panchayati Parliament ended here on Friday.

Delegates from sixteen States in India and from Sri Lanka, Sweden and the U.S. exchanged their views on establishment of world peace at seven parallel sessions held here and at Nelehal, near here.

Delegates visited several villages in the district and evinced keen interest in the working of the Dalit panchayats being formed to bring about amity between the Dalits and other sections of the people in the villages. They appreciated the peace that prevailed in these villages.

Speaking at the valedictory function of the event, President of the Booshakti Kendra, Dalit Thayi Jyoti Raj, said: “Women and children are easy targets during any violence. Lasting peace must be established in the world to ensure happy living for all.”

Ms. Raj said it was the ordinary people who strived hard to establish peace in the world.

They worked within the means of available resources and never aspired for recognition. She said, as a forerunner for the Peace Event, research was undertaken to identify persons working for world peace in Asian countries. Sixteen were chosen for the study. Sharada of Kanakuppe in Tumkur district was among them. The findings of the research group were published in the book “You Can Inspire”.

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