Peace and Youth

poojanee

Dec 09, 2020

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Peace can be viewed in many lenses. Through many eyes of many individuals. It can be understood in many ways. What peace is to someone might not be peace to another. Simply peace can be defined as non-existence of violence. Youth is the core and the driving force of a country. Youth has motives and ideas that are unique to them. Youth by their nature, try and see things in novel ways. They see peace as being free and being able to act on their own will. It is important to point out that youth from a country with war 24/7, see peace contrastingly different from a youth who lives in a country which has never witnessed a war.

Youth should have a clear idea on what peace is. They should never be spoilers of peace but act as agents of peace. Voice of youth is powerful. They should always try to promote peace to the society. Stakeholders of any country always listen to insights and ideas of youth. Youth should be able to influence the stakeholders to perceive peace according to their ideas. Youth should never try to destroy peace. They should always try to bring out the essence of peace which is absence of violence into the society and to the world.

If each and every young person tries to maintain and protect peace from their own level, then a web will be created and peace within the youth will be protected. Then it’s an easy attempt to forward that peace into the whole society. Youth should act as navigators of the society and alter the path of society towards the goal of achieving peace. Youth are determined and goal oriented. Peace cannot be built within a single day. It’s a process. Youth should be an active part of that process. As the future of countries and the world, youth should become the caretakers of peace and make the world a better place for everyone.

Poojanee Galhenege

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Poojanee Galhenege

Currently I’m a third year student reading for BA (Hons) Degree in International Studies at the University of Colombo. I completed my school education at Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy. I like to read books during my free time and find interesting facts about the world. I hope to serve in the foreign services after I graduate. I thought of volunteering at IYAP because the experience would be beneficial for me in the future to become an active member of the society and to see the world in a novel way.

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