Peace and Harmony

CfD has learned and proved that peace and reconciliation is possible. It effectively countered the politics of hatred at the micro-level with a message of peace and respect for diversity. All its efforts for peace building have upheld the basic premise that there can be no peace without justice.

By maintaining a mix of Dalit (Hindu) and Muslim children in the ECs, CfD has been able to break the longstanding segregation along communal lines. Concerted efforts are made to bring these communities together through peace education modules that extend from the ECs to the youth and the broader community. The main principle is constant mutual engagement and pursuit of common interests.

The youth engage in the pursuit of knowledge through 10 Knowledge Building Centres (KBCs) which are the hub of mutual engagement and awareness building. The KBCs provide excellent reading material at the local hang-outs of the youth, organize discussions, documentary film viewing, lectures by eminent persons on contemporary issues, joint campaigns for civic amenities and efforts to access government schemes – all contributing to their knowledge and intellectual development. CfD has KBCs in over 10 locations in the city, contributing to the formation of a new generation of youth that is re-discovering the essence of secular living and respect for diversity.