Himalayan News Service
KATHMANDU: Nepal is all set to host the Global Peace Festival South Asia 2010, scheduled for September 30 to October 2.
The three-day event is likely to see the participation of faith leaders, social
entrepreneurs, government and community leaders, business and NGO representatives.
The conference promises to provide inspiration, vision, practical tools and partnerships to address the fundamental global challenges being faced by South Asian countries.
“The first step to progress is peace and currently Nepal is at such a stage that peace needs to be the utmost priority,” said Kush Kumar Joshi, president of Federation
of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI).
The Global Peace Festival (GPF) is a global movement of committed peace builders working in partnerships based on common principles, values and aspirations. The GPF promotes and celebrates persons and programmes that contribute to reconciliation, mutual respect, harmony and cooperation, and sees all people as ‘one family under God’.
“We are striving for economic stability and growth in Nepal. We are looking to this festival to help everyone understand that peace is the only way that can lead to prosperity,” Joshi said.