When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace – Jimi Hendrix
To teach the next-gen leaders (students) the power of love, Helping Brainz in collaboration with ASTER Public School, Noida hosted the 5th International Cultural Congress for Peace at Aster’s Noida campus. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi (Chief Guest), Dr. (Prof) Sakhi John John (Guest of Honour), Dr. Sharbari Banarjee (Principal, ASTER Public School, Noida), and the delegates from various world nations (Afghanistan, Mauritius, Nepal and Ethiopia). Event consisted of peace talk shows and presentations by Dr. Usha Mujoo Munshi (Peace and Education), Dr. (Prof) Sakhi John (Students and Peace, need for peace among students), Dr. Sanjay Kumar Deb (His experience on peace building programmes), Sree Lakshmi (who presented a paper on “Influence of Media on PEACE. Need for Media and Information Literacy”), Shipra Mathur and Sushmanjali (PEACE – Talk & Show), Kirti Tikyani(from Mauritius), Fitsum Taye F (from Ethiopia), Mrs. Iran Gul Saihoon (from Afghanistan), Komal Agrawal Agrawal (from Nepal), Rupak Kashyap (on his journey from a student to a PEACE Leader), and by Yedhu Krishna Menon (on why he thought about a peace education and awareness programme).
The event also witnessed performances by students from Aster who also quizzed through an interactive question and answer session with the presenters.
“My religion is humanity” – A strong impactful pledge made by Dr. (Prof.) Sakhi John.
International Cultural Congress for Peace is an educational programme conducted by Helping Brainz in the summers and the winters for the students studying in Indian-metros, in which ‘a foreigner or an international student /or an ex-pat’ conducts a virtual tour about his/her country with the help of an audio or video presentations, musical slide shows etc. This programme mainly gives an Indian student more outlook and in-depth understanding about various world nations and wherein by conducting such programmes we also aim in increasing the brotherly hood relations.
Around 100+ children from Aster participated in the event, which was spearheaded by Rupak Kashyap (VP, PEACE Operations, Helping Brainz) and Kumar AbhishekPEACE Leader, Helping Brainz). The people who made a difference, for the wonderful happening of the event where, Rupak Kashyap, Vani Saxena and Kumar Abhishek (PEACE Operations, Helping Brainz), Ainee Tanwir and Vivek Vaid (Organizational Effectiveness and Development Team), Madhup Modi (Child Empowerment Leader, Helping Brainz), Anup Shanker (Public Relations Manager, Helping Brainz), Vanshita Kumar and Prateek Sudera (Interns, Helping Brainz), Sugandha Vishal Vermai, Sanjeev Verma, Sree Lakshmi , Sushmanjali Nuthalapati, Shipra Mathur and Elakshri Agarwal (Volunteers with Helping Brainz ), Ashim Borpuzari (Development Council Member, Helping Brainz) and Yedhu Krishna Menon (Founder, Helping Brainz).
This was Helping Brainz’s 82nd social and community development event. The next to come is an educational and career counselling session for the children from Dharampura Slums (West Delhi).