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Rally for peace on Children’s Day

Guwahati, Nov. 13: Society of St Paul is all set to open more peace clubs in the schools here to spread message of amity among students. Members of the club will organise a peace rally from Ninth Mile to Montfort Higher Secondary School at Tenth Mile tomorrow to celebrate Children’s Day.

The Society established Peace Channel Assam (PCA) two years back with which they have set up 50 peace clubs in the city covering 1,650 students. It has a plan to cover 10,000 students.

Brother Jesudass of Peace Channel today told the media that they had organised essay competitions, painting competitions, cultural programmes and symposia to spread peace message among students. “These clubs have been opened considering the turmoil in the Northeast. We ask each student to be a peace messenger,” he said.

Of the 50 schools covered by Society only two are run by the government. “We will approach the state government after Children’s Day and seek its cooperation in setting up peace clubs in government schools,” Jesudass said.

He added that they had plans to set up peace clubs in Dibrugarh, Tezpur and Kokrajhar districts also. Jesudass said 1,200 students had registered to participate in the rally.

Tamulkuchi High School, Adarsh Vidyapeeth High School, Montfort Higher Secondary School, Little Flower School, Savio High School, Fairy Land High School, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, St Francis of Assisi Higher Secondary School, St Clare’s Higher Secondary, St Francis De Sales School and Hastinapur Youth Club will participate in tomorrow’s programme.