Impeccable diversity is what the International Youth Peace Fest in peace-city Chandigarh stood for. Be it demographically, culturally, regionally, linguistically or geographically, the peace fest has been over the years, a perfect example of a beautiful amalgamation of cultures co-existing. Its striking diversity had magnetized every person.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others”-MK Gandhi
Yuvsatta's work to promote the spirit of volunteering amongst the generation next to bridge the barriers of race, color, religion, nationalities plus fill the gender and economic divides by empowering the young people is more timely than ever. Each day the headlines demonstrate the human cost of this divide. Each day the hatred and distrust grow. Now is the moment to leverage this opportunity, to address this ever-more-dangerous global divide. You'll agree with us that in so many ways our world is shrinking. And there are ever-increasing opportunities to connect with people on the other side of the globe, but generally these opportunities are squandered.
With the aforesaid in view, to connect the young people beyond geographical boundaries for common good of all, we bring those leaders together to inspire change during our annual International Youth Peace Fest. As we believe there are capable young leaders in every global community who can become catalyst or 'Agents of Change'.
Now our next 7th International Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2012) will be happening in peace-city Chandigarh, India, between September 27 to October 2, 2012. And this is to request you to kindly see if you can motivate some young change makers to participate. The detailed programme schedule of IYPF 2012, a newsletter of outcome of IYPF 2011, some videos of past IYPF initiatives are all attached for your ready reference. Some basic facts about the venue of the programme are as under;
September-October is a perfect time to visit Chandigarh, when the weather is pleasant. During this period, it is neither too hot, nor too cold and also there is not much of rainfall. For more details;
The young people coming from outside usually stay with a local youth of their age and gender for greater understanding, sharing of ideas and dreams. Youth Host-Youth Guest. The accommodation can also be arranged in local School/College Hostels and Guest houses, which again are clean and comfortable. For young guests staying with local families or Hostels/Guesthouses everything i.e. stay, food, travel etc. is free, but if they want to stay in Hotels than according to their budget that can also be arranged.
A link to Hotels in Chandigarh http://citcochandigarh.gov.in/
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; http://chandigarh.nic.in/
Reaching Chandigarh from New Delhi (the capital of India)
Chandigarh has its own airport and has regular flights from Delhi. Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher operate regular flights from Delhi and the tickets are cheap as well as affordable. Frequent trains also run between Delhi & Chandigarh and the rates are very cheap. The city is well connected to Delhi through roadways. Deluxe buses and A/C Volvo are available from Delhi to Chandigarh with a charge ranging between Rs 300 to Rs 800. Tourists can also hire A/C or non A/C taxi which charges from INR 2,000 to INR 7,600 (for a single or round trip).
We'll be happy to answer any other query related to IYPF 2012. We sincerely hope and solicit the continuity of our useful association and cooperation.
Looking forward to a favourable response soon.
With best wishes & regards,
Dy. Administrator (P & A), Yuvsatta
R. No.1 2, Karuna Sadan, Sector 11, Chandigarh,
Link to IYPF-2011 video
Link to IYPF-2010 video
Link to IYPF-2009 video
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others"-MK Gandhi