The Department of Gandhian & Peace Studies, Panjab
University, Chandigarh organised a one-day workshop on [UTF-8?]“Conflict
Resolution and Peace [UTF-8?]Building” to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi ji. Dr. Ashu Pasricha, Chairperson of the Department introduced key speakers to the audience and also informed them about the event.
Dr Sumit Narula, Director, Amity School of Communication, Amity
University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior was the Chief Facilitator of the
workshop. During the workshop he gave hands-on training on the topic
Conflict Resolution and Peace Building. He started his talk by saying
that [UTF-8?]“We are surrounded by conflicts at our homes, workplace, society, within nations as well as internationally. How can we transform
conflict societies into peace-loving societies? As part of the civil
society, there is a need to formulate creative ways of dealing with
conflicts. This workshop aims at educating people on the paradigms,
models and skills that can aid societies in transforming conflicts in
a peaceful manner and by spotting the possibilities of moving away
from conflict and building peace. Peace Building is thus an
always-ongoing and dynamic [UTF-8?]process.” Conflicts can be resolved
successfully if we view it from the perspective of a WIN-WIN
The Workshop focused on the following:
1) To gain an understanding of the basic nature and challenges of
2) Familiarize students with theoretical understandings of the related
fields of Conflict Transformation, Conflict Prevention, Conflict
Management, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.
3) Develop capacities and skills for responding to social conflicts
(such as dialogue, active listening, facilitation, meditation and
4) Facilitate an in-depth knowledge about peacebuilding approaches in
diverse conflict reasons.
5) Create an interactive space for the building of a network of young
people committed to constructive social change.
6) Build a synergy between the theory and practice of Conflict
Transformation, Human security and Development.
The faculty members, research scholars, students and members
of the staff of the department similarly, faculty members, staff and
students from other departments of the University attended this
Lecture. The Chairperson, Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies &
Honorary Director, Gandhi Bhawan, Dr. Ashu Pasricha, extended her warm
thanks to all the invited guests and the attendees. She emphasised
that the values, thoughts and principles espoused by Gandhiji can
guide our planet towards a better future.