Bhubaneswar, Dt. 22nd September, 2017. On the occasion of International Day of Peace, Society for Nature, Education and Health (SNEH) organized an event on 21st September, at Bhanja Kala Mandap Bhubanesar. Students from eight educational institutions participated in a skit competition on the theme of peace and harmony in the afternoon.
The best skit presented by MSW students of National Institute of Social Sciences (NISS) and the best performer Ms Sasmita Samantray of Ekamra College, adjudged by a panel of jury were awarded in a function following the competition. Sri Prafulla Samal, Honb’le Minister W & CD and MSME, Govt. of Odisha attended the function as Chief Guest and distributed the prizes among the winners. Smt Latika Pradhan,Chairperson, State Social Welfare Board, Sri Manoranjan Panigrahi, Secretary Culture, Dr Bhagaban Prakash, Chief Advisor, Election Commission of India, New Delhi and Ms Sandhyabati Pradhan, Member State Child Rights Commission,attended as Guests of Honour and discussed about the significance of the day. All the guests exhorted the young people to shun violence and embrace peace and nonviolence for a peaceful and just society.
In the aftermath of communal conflict in Kandhamal in 2008, SNEH reoriented its goal to focus on peace building, reconciliation and conflict management by establishing ‘SAMPRITI’-a center for peace and non-violence in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of International Day of Peace in the year 2009. Since then SNEH has been conducting various training programs on peace building and conflict management
among students, civil society members, social workers, women leaders and youth in Bhubaneswar and Kandhamal.Ms Subarna Ghosh, President, SNEH, Presided over the function. Sri Subas Panda,Advisor, SNEH, delivered the welcome address and spoke about the peace building and conflict management activities carried on by the organization. Prasanta Kumar Pradhan a young social worker coordinated the program.