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The power of Love and Respect for
all can only bring about Peace in our society – Mahbubul Hoque
September 21, 2017, USTM : University of Science and Technology
Meghalaya had observed International Peace Day in a unique way.
The program was organised jointly by ERD Foundation and COVA
Network. The spiritual leaders from different sects had gathered
at USTM Techno City Campus today to take a pledge against all
those forces that try to thwart peace and create unrest in the
NE Region for the sake of some ulterior motive.
It can be mentioned that USTM has always played a pivotal role
in becoming a symbol of national integration where the students
of all NE states belonging to all religion, caste and creed have
stayed together in the campus and studied together under one
roof. This year United Nations had taken a resolution on the
International Peace Day to combat against all forces that dampen
the spirit of global solidarity and thus posing an obstacle for
building a peaceful and sustainable world.
While addressing a gathering of avid students, intellectuals,
activists, Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM and Chairman,
ERDF stated “We talk about environmental issues like global
warming, climate change etc, but we never express our concern on
humanitarian issues like innocent killings, genocide, violence,
unrest perpetrated by the fanatic groups not just in our
country, all over the world or when human values at stake.
Violence, hatred stand opposed to peace, is global phenomenon
and it is not restricted within one particular region or groups.
Everyday, new forces of division have been on the increase,
spearheading hatred and intolerance and fuelling terrorism. If
our neighboring countries always try to encroach our boundaries,
despite having all the amenities of life, we cannot live in
peace. Peace is an understanding which needs to be developed in
the mind set of the people, it is a concept which helps people
to know each other, to realize the importance of universal
Sh. Hoque made a fervent appeal to the people of this country
that they must come forward to maintain peace in the region and
work together for the wholesome development of the NE Region and
the entire country as a whole. The campaign for ‘Peace now and
Forever’ which began today at USTM Techno City Campus will be
continued till the time it is achieved.