Coimbatore peace festival 1

Listening to children and young people, working with them and seeing what they have to say on what we have done or not done in matters building positive peace were the key fundamentals action points relayed to every participant in this year’s Coimbatore peace festival.

Speaking in the first virtual version of the first festival held on 7th August 2020, Dr. Vinu Aram, President of Shanti Ashram and Arigatou International Advisory Group member emphasized on the crucial need to create a more equitable society by bridging existing inequalities in order to create peace. Dr. Vinu observed that children, especially vulnerable and marginalized ones are mostly affected during times of conflict and crises, like the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.