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July 25, 2017, 11:22 AM

Youth Camp South Korea 2017

Youth Camp South Korea 2017

East India Regional Coordinator Biswadeb Chakraborty presents Regional Youth Program Coordinator Mr. Abhirup Khan with his air ticket to Korea to participate in the youth camp.

Greetings of Peace from URI East-India.


I am excited to share with you a beautiful experience of the Youth Camp Korea 2017. I have found a good friendship and future hope to strengthening the Preamble, Purpose, and Principles of URI in South Korea. I am glad and proud that I have been given an opportunity to represent URI-India (ASIA) among fifteen countries. 

We all shared together how difficult the current situation our world is going through and there was a great pleasure in recognising our problem collectively and finding a sustainable solution of those problems with different ideas and with radically open dialogue.

I believe that the places we have visited together with different religions’ participants during the camp, like DMZ, Won Buddhism Temple, Church, and Mosque, can be a model for peacemaking in our increasingly shattered world.

It has taught me a lesson to deal with local and global issues while establishing PEACE & INTERFAITH. As a Youth Program Coordinator (URI East India), I have decided that from now onward, I will start working and will train our Cooperation Circles in how to think globally and act locally.

GLOCAL = “Think Global, Act Local”

Every participant presented and shared their view point on ‘Global Citizenship’, which was basically based on religions. The participants were very young to go deep into interfaith and peace building, but I was surprised that they presented a brief about the diversity of culture and religion. I have learned a lot from them.

I shared my practical, grassroots-level work on the Environment, Street Children, Illegal Housing & Indigenous People. As the participants were very young and they barely knew about URI, I shared a brief about URI and our work globally.

And lastly, a prime focus of mine was to share a brief and build awareness of URI’s Environmental Network CC (ENCC). I had a brief discussion with ENCC Coordinator Katherine Hreib regarding this before attending the camp, and according to that I made a brochure of ENCC which reflects our Mission and Vision. And also, it reflects our work which we have been doing for the last 10-11 months under the ENCC banner.

I am proud that I was quite successful to make the participants understood through my presentation.


  1. Hospitality in all the places during the camp was exceptionally good.
  2. The food was more than enough and kept the various tastes of different religions of the world, nothing to complain about.
  3. Logistic was excellent.
  4. All the programs were as per schedule. 


I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Sir Jinwol Lee and his staff for their hard work and for giving us such a great experience in South Korea.

"May Peace Prevail In South Korea;

May Peace Prevail In Earth" 

In Peace,

Abhirup Khan

Youth Program Coordinator

URI East India

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