According to Vinu Aram, Director, Shanti Ashram, one of the hosts, the week-long congress will see the conglomeration of 2,500 children taking part in the various events. Students from 80 schools in Coimbatore will be part of the congress.
“The congress will serve as a platform for children to come together and meet to see what they can do for peace and unity of the world. A peace festival, marathon, visit to rural areas in addition to lectures and meetings will form part of the congress,” Ms. Aram said.It was the first time the congress was being held outside Europe. The committee of hosts comprises Namathu Pangu Initiative of Kumaraguru College of Technology, Shanti Ashram and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
While the groundwork was being done by 150 youth from schools, colleges and other organisations, the industry, health sector and Government Departments were providing other support.