Chandigarh, December 5: Today a three days National Girls Youth Peace Camp was started by Yuvsatta-NGO, Chandigarh, Institute of Hotel Management-CIHM, National Foundation for Communal Harmony under Government of India, Global Peace Foundation and Department of Forests, Chandigarh Administration at CIHM, Sector 42 campus.

The camp was inaugurated by Smt. Tara Gandhi Bhatacharjee, the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and Chairperson – National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi. Shri Debendra Dalai, CCF cum Director, Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration presided over the same.

Sharing information about the initiative Mr. Pramod Sharma, founder of Yuvsatta said that 100 girls are participating in this initiative from J & K, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi and Uttarakhand.

In her address to the participating young girls Smt. Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee-the granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi asked girls to build a new India filled with the spirit of love, compassion, truth and trust. She added that Gandhiji believed in creating from youth a cadre of inspiring and competent role models and change agents with the courage of conviction who in turn will trigger off the process of building a healthy nation.

Appreciating the initiative Mr. Debendra Dalai said that strength of our nation lies in our preamble of unity in diversity. And while we can talk of our rights but at the same time, we must not forget our duties as active citizens. It's imperative that each one of us follows the Gandhian mantra of ‘Be the Change’, to make India great again, an Asian Super-power in the near future.

Ms. Nandini of Global Peace Foundation shared that they along with volunteers of Yuvsatta are organizing such camps around India, already two such camps are organized at Chennai, Tamilnadu and Rajsamand in Rajasthan and now after Chandigarh the last one will be in north-east at Agartala in Tripura.