#PassTheLightForPeace virtual event being organized by Passing the Light on International Peace Day

On International Peace Day, 
The Art of Living Nepal's Youth Leadership Training Program - YLTP graduates with Suvarna Shreshna Basnet are organizing a grand celebration of International Peace Day with #PassTheLightForPeace main event from 6 - 8 pm LIVE via Facebook Page of Suvarna Shreshna Basnet

On a a special program, Sattvik Coffee with Gaurav with our Founding Initiator of View Your Choice Gaurav Kandel, the YLTP graduates shared about the Pass The Light For Peace event.  Watch the Sattvik Coffee with Gaurav Facebook Live Event ( Click Here)

One of the YLTP graduate Karuna Basnet shared how did the idea of #PassTheLightForPeace came forward between YLTP graduates -

" One of our YLTP friends shared about 21 September being International Peace Day and we all came up with the idea of celebrating Pass The Light For Peace via zoom and LIVE from Facebook by all the ones joining lighting a lamp of diya or candle and passing the light to another virtually for Peace and Happiness of everyone. We then came up with more ideas and came with the idea of #PassTheLightForPeace "

Adding to that another YLTP graduate Shrijana Shrestha shared how are they celebrating #PassTheLightForPeace -

" We openly invite all to join with their family & near and dear ones. The multi cultural diversity of Nepal spread over 77 districts with diverse culture & customs, we will be showcasing that. So, we encourage all the ones joining to wear their cultural or ethnic dress and join us in the event via zoom ( Meeting id on the photo/ flier above) with diya or candle and we will all light it together during the event

" Along with that, all the people from diverse walks of life who have been taking responsibility for the community will also showcase their Unity in Diversity with their Professional Dress. So, Doctors will join with their Doctor Apron and Stethoscope while Police will join with Police dress and same for all different profession with their professional dress. So, ones who have a professional dress are also requested to join wearing it or with a cultural or ethnic dress. We will also have people from outside Nepal joining the event to share the diversity of One World Family " 

We are looking forward to see you all - Let's Celebrate #PassTheLightForPeace

Adding to that another YLTP graduate Anusha Aryal shared some more insights of the #PassTheLightForPeace celebration event on 21 September | 6 PM - 8 PM 

"  We will light the diya or candle together as well as do something special which you will know by joining the event itself. So, we look forward to see you to join via zoom and as Shrijana shared we will celebrate the multi - ethnic, multi - cultural, multi - lingual and different professions united together to celebrate Unity in Diversity for Peace. We look forward to see everyone to join via Zoom which will be broadcasted LIVE on Facebook on 21 September, 6 PM - 8 PM "

The event will have several highlights and representation from diverse culture, ethnicity, profession, walks of life, sexual orientation, countries, language and regions to celebrate Unity in Diversity for Peace and One World Family.

The LIVE event will joining with singing and many other performances of the daily event 7 pm - 8 pm Bhakti Jamming on the same zoom id and followed by the closure and Special LIVE meditation of #21DayMeditationChallenge with Ambassador of Peace & Humanitarian Leader and The Art of Living Founder  - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

SaReGaMaPa LiL Champs Finalist Aayush KC & U-19 Nepal Cricket Team Captain Rohit Paudel to attend Children's Day

On the special occasion of
National Bal Diwas, YES!  Club World – Nepal of The Art of Living - Nepal is organizing an interactive program on 29th Bhadra, 2077 | 14th September, 2020. In the program the children who have inspired and influenced other children of the country by their activities, creativity and talents will be sharing their life story and experiences. Along with this, the representative from different organizations who have been dedicating themselves for the child welfare will also be engaged in the program.

During the program, we will be entertained with melodious voice of Aayush K.C. who has been singing from his early age. He had won the national level singing competition, Surshala Idol and along with that he had also been the finalist of India’s largest singing realty show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Likewise, Rohit Kumar Paudel, who is serving as the Captain of U-19 National Cricket Team will also be adding charm to our program. Despite them children from all over Nepal will also be presenting themselves in the program. 

Since children are the building blocks of the nation if they are guided with the correct direction the country experiences prosperity. For making this happen the children must be provided with the basic and educational needs. Therefore, the program will be creating awareness regarding child rights, needs and education. The program will emphasize on inculcating the spiritual, cultural and human values in the children. Children from different areas and the representative of different organizations will be engaged in the program. 

Program Date: 29th Bhadra, 2077

Program Time: 4 – 6 pm (Monday) 

Program will be LIVE via 

YES! Club World – Nepal is the kids, teens, young & adults club of the The Art of Living – Nepal run by the Kids & Teens who completed the All Round Training In Excellence – ART EXCEL program for 8 – 13 yrs old and Youth Empowerment Seminar – YES!  for 13 – 18 yrs old. The Art of Living has been conducting programs for Children and Teens and has been enagaging kids and teenagers after the Art Excel & YES! Workshops.

View Your Choice has also collaborated with YES! Club World - Nepal for Bal Diwas 

Watch the video here -

The Mysterious Door

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It was a cold day with no flowers and birds, almost like a graveyard. But I didn't care. I was day-dreaming as usual. My mom shouted because I was already late for school. I had been staring at the window for almost an hour. 

When I reached school, I got punished for being late. I had no friends because they thought I looked like a ghost. I  had pale skin and black eyes and I was always dressed in black. 

Back home, my parents were busy with some work and it was then that I found a black cat with its green eyes and glowing long-tail staring at me as if it was trying to show me something. I did not think it of as anything weird so I didn’t bother about it. But the cat started making a noise like that of a creaking door. I went up to the cat as if it wanted me to follow. Stupidly I followed it to the woods and there it showed me a mysterious door out of nowhere. The door was just there in the woods; it was rusty, archaic and  I could not open it. It had a lock and at that very moment, I heard a weird, scary noise. I was petrified so I ran to tell my parents. When I told them, they turned pale and asked me never to go there. But I was curious enough to give it a try one more time. 

On a full moon night, I went back there and tried opening it several times but failed. I thought of giving it up, but suddenly the door opened and a dark figure came out. I got scared and hid behind the bushes. I could see blood dripping from the shadow’s face as it gobbled up a deer. I was horrified by the sight of it but I tried to keep calm but it didn’t work. When I tried to run away I happened to step on a thin branch. It made a loud noise and the dark figure came close to me and right before it came more closer beam sunlight came and the dark figure ran into the darkness. 

After a period of time, I forgot about it and did not tell my parents. I wanted to but I could not.

After a long time, news spread about a dark figure killing people. When I heard the news I got terrified but when my parents heard the news they got pale and had a terrified look on their faces. They then asked me to stay home and left. 

After a few hours, I went out and there in the woods I saw my parents. I followed them and saw them enter through the mysterious door. Out of curiosity, I entered the door as well. As soon as I entered the door I could see that the whole world inside was different from the outside. I overheard them talk about some demon and I realized the incident that happened in the woods. So it struck my mind maybe it was my fault so I had to end it. I had a plan to destroy the demon by letting it chase me. I knew it would get burnt in the sunlight so I let it chase me until the demon was dead. 

Later my parents realized what had happened and told me that I was a vampire and this was the reason why I had pale skin. I was mad at them first but now I’m used to it and today I’m living as a vampire.

Written by: Abha Shrestha (Shankari School)
Facilitator: Monal Bhattarai (Canopy Nepal)

Abha Shrestha is a participant of Digital Katha Bunaun Session for Shankari School.

Canopy Nepal is a team of visionary youths working in the field of education, skill and leadership development, diversity, and inclusion. Canopy Nepal works in collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations to achieve the targets of empowering the organizations’ beneficiaries with skills they need to bring about positive change in the community. Canopy Nepal aims at creating an environment where individuals have a choice to equip themselves with skills and abilities of lifetime importance. The organization intends to promote intercultural understanding among diverse groups by means of various programs


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