World peace march at Mall road Shimla

Sep 03, 2016 17:15 | Chandigarh

Chandigarh, September 3, 2016 (kulbir singh kalsi):- Today at his office, the Mayor of Chandigarh Arun Sood released a promotional video of upcoming 11th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF 2016, which will happen
between September 27 and October 2, 2016. Yuvsatta volunteers have mobilised participation of over 250 delegates from over 40 countries across the world for this year mega-event. And now from today onward
they are starting its promotion around the world.

Sharing information about the same Arun Sood shared that they will be extending their full support to truly showcase the slogan & symbol of Open Hand for Chandigarh, which conveys the social message of peace
and unity that is "open to give & open to receive." He added that international guests should go back with fond memories of Indian ethos of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava-The guest is equivalent to God'.

On World Tourism Day of September 27, 2016, the international delegates mostly in age group  of 20-25 years will reach Chandigarh and will stay till October 2, 2016, for six days of interactions on global issues of youth leadership, women rights, sustainability thinking and action plus not to miss multicultural evenings. This mega-event will end with a World Peace March at Mall Road of Shimla , an One World-International Dance & Music Festival at Sector 17 Plaza, a unique Let’s Do It Chandigarh -Cleanliness Drive under Swatch Bharat Mission in which over 17,000 NSS volunteers will also participate along with sanitation staff of Municipal Corporation and members of Residents Welfare Associations.

Department of Tourism, Department of Environment & Forest of Chandigarh Administration, Indian Business School (ISB), Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management, RGNIYD, Peoples Convention Centre, Indian Oil Co. Ltd., Gandhi Smriti & Darshan Samiti, New Delhi are some important partners in the programme.

Speaking on the occasion Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer of State Cell of NSS at Education Department of Chandigarh announced that they will soon be organizing a training programme for 50 NSS volunteers who will be specially chosen from local Colleges to take care of foreign delegates during the Global Youth Peace Fest.