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Apeejay Stya University educates students about the value of peace in 21st century

US-based NGO The Prem Rawat Foundation conducted Peace Education Programme to help students reflect on their inner resources

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Apeejay Stya University (ASU) recently organised a session on the key understandings of Peace Education Programme, designed by The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), a US-based NGO. The event was put together by National Service Scheme (NSS) at ASU in collaboration with TPRF. 

Peace Education Programme is a video-based workshop that helps people discover their inner strength and personal peace. “The programme gives participants the opportunity to focus and reflect on their own humanity, and their inner resources such as choice, hope, and dignity. Rather than describing or defining personal peace, the programme empowers individuals to reach their own understanding,” reads TPRF’s official website.

At the event, students were introduced to the first model of the course—‘peace’—which begins with each one of us and is necessary for our well-being. The programme consists of a total of 10 modules. The nine other modules comprise Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope and Contentment. These modules will be subsequently taught in the hybrid model after which the students will be awarded a certificate of successful completion.

“This was our first class for peace education. It was great that we got to know about peace and how it is a fundamental need in our lives. It was a helpful session,” Toshika Khurana, a first-year student of Bachelor of Design, said.

Moksh Dheri, a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration student, said, “It was a great session on peace in which we got to know why peace is so important nowadays.”

Added Chandrajeet Dhara, BTech Biotechnology, School of Biosciences, first year, “It was a nice session on how we should lead our lives in a better way.” 

“Peace of mind, body, and emotions is fundamental to our life, our existence. it’s an input, process as well as a product. Without peace, you can’t achieve your cherished goals. It’s the most important requirement in the 21st century for the creation of a conducive living environment.”

-Vijay Kumar, coordinator of Certificate program in Peace Education and Associate Professor, School of Education, Program coordinator, NSS

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Senior Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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