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Youth Awareness Program Organized

Dear Friends,


We are once again very happy to send you this message that we successfully organized 'Youth Awareness Program' - three days Day Camp from 4th January to 6th January 2006 at Shanti Sewa Ashram, Kathmandu.

It is said that it is better to light the candle than cursing the darkness. This was what Mr. Chinta Mani Yogi thought during the days when Maoist clogged the cease fire. War, violence, and conflict are inescapable things. They can't be completely stopped but can be smothered, terminated or lessened the intensity. They will haunt us wherever we go but it does not mean that there's no way out. Yes, it's the right time to light the candle when there is darkness, when there is gloominess and murkiness. So, we decided to bring the youth of different organizations together in a special program where youth would learn to be creative, constructive and cooperative with the time and state of affairs.

We are so happy that around 75 participants from different youth organizations including few school children participated in the program. We had internal program for the first two days and an external program (a day tour to some historical and spiritual places) on the third day in the active initiation of the members of Youth Society for Peace (YSP).

The first day of the day camp started with the theory and practical classes by Dr. Janak Basnet on the theme 'Yoga and Lifestyle'. Dr. Basnet took the theory class on the topics such as how to develop memory power, what could be the better way of living, healthy life and so on and so forth. Mr. Anil Tandukar from the organizationa named SAP Nepal showed a documentary how Nepalese are victimized by the Maoists and the government which thaw the heart of the participants. The interaction on the topic 'Our Culture, Our Pride' made everyone realize how rich and valuable assets we have after the guests simplified the topic. The workshop conducted by Dr. Chinta Mani Yogi and Spanish volunteer Ana Arroyo-Serrador on the topic 'Self Evaluation Tools' unbolted the youth to share their feelings without any hesitation. The friendship games conducted by the volunteers of YSP were so entertaining.

The next day, the 'Creative Art Class' by Mr. Bamdev Yogi made every participants spellbound and engrossed them that bookish knowledge is not only the way to be ideal in life. We are so grateful to Mr. Bam Bahadur Karki, a leading character for the preservation and promotion of Nepalese folk music and Ani Choying Dolma, a peace seeker Buddhist nun and a famous devotional spiritual singer made youth realize their infinite potentialities and inner power. Ani sang her famous spiritual song 'phulko aankha ma phulae sansaar' (the beauty is in the eye of the beholder) along with other popular songs.

We very much hope that this opening program of the Year 2006 would bring a difference in the way of thinking and acting of the youth and would escort them to serve for the humanity.

Hindu Vidyapeeth - Nepal