DUSU initiative to promote peace, combat terror

Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Aiming at mobilising the youth to make them socially more responsible and enable them to bring about a “change” in society, the Delhi University Students’ Union is launching a campaign to promote peace, harmony and equality among all sections of society.

This initiative is being promoted by DUSU under the banner of the National Campaign for Combating Terrorism formed by some students of Delhi University in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks last November.

In this regard a series of activities, including a bilingual theatre festival, a debate competition, a music fest and seminars have been planned this month.

The initiative will be launched by a “Peace and Harmony Run” being organised at the Faculty of Arts on North Campus this Tuesday.

The run that will be flagged off by Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental will be attended by several celebrities like sportspersons Sushil Kumar, Akhil Kumar and Murali Kartik, and actors Raima Sen and Randeep Hooda.

“As students and youth we have a duty towards the nation. Can we do anything to save ourselves and our right to live without fear and with dignity? Are we ready to tackle terrorism the best way we can or have we become numb to our sensitivities and discomfort? With some of these questions we went to meet former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who guided us and suggested the name of the campaign,” said DUSU president Nupur Sharma at a press conference over the weekend. “We want to bring about a change in the attitude of the youth. The campaign is being spread to all colleges of the university. The events are being organised to facilitate exchange of ideas so that the youth brainstorm on various issues. The campaign seeks to channelise the power of youth constructively to help those who have been affected by the terrorist attacks,” she added.

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