Peace can't be measured by defense expenditure, government policy, or by the number of wars waged in the world. Peace is not lack of weapons or careless citizens. But when hundreds of youth travel miles from their homes for the annual Global Youth Peace Fest (GYPF) to Chandigarh India, it's apparent that without knowing exactly how or why, the world is becoming a more peaceful place. Peace may not be a finite concept, or the easiest road to take, but it is a quality that every person has within them. Initiatives like the Global Youth Peace Fest (GYPF) help to plant new seeds of peace, but also to nurture those that are innate in every human, and ready to grow in every young mind.
GYPF 2016 - Major Highlights
250 delegates from over 60 prominent countries, especially Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Fiji, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, France, Jordan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Liberia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Morocco, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippine, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Senegal, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Presentation of ‘GLOBAL YOUTH ICON AWARDS’
- Chandigarh- It's very difficult to imagine any major city in India more ideal than peace-city Chandigarh, a model of outstanding modern urban planning. Chandigarh’s beautiful gardens, bicycle paths, architecture, vast network of educational institutions and culture all contribute to a quality of life that is unbeatable anywhere else. Come and see Chandigarh - a Utopia! For more details about the city, please visit official website of Chandigarh Administration
- Shimla - Strung out along a 12km ridge, with steep forested hillsides falling away in all directions, the Himachal capital is a good appetite-whetter for the awe-inspiring mountain tracts of the state's interior. Shimla is one of India's most popular hill resorts, buzzing with a happy flow of Indian vacationers and full of echoes of its past role as the summer capital of British India. The long, winding main street, the Mall, runs east and west just below the spine of the hill. South of it, the maze-like alleys of the bustling bazaar cascade steeply down to traffic-busy Cart Rd, which has the train station, Old Bus Station and taxi stands. Traffic is banned from the central part of town, so walking anywhere is pleasant – even when huffing and puffing uphill. For more information, please visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/shimla