August 24, 2019, was the URI Youth Assembly at Karickam International Public School (a URI Cooperation Circle, or member organization, in Kottarakkara, Kerala, India). In addition to the young people gathered there, around 200 delegates from various URI Cooperation Circles attended. Hari Sankar IPS (District Superintendent of Police) inaugurated the program. Reni. K. Jacob (Director, Justice and Peace Mission, Chennai) gave the keynote address on the theme "Violence and Extremism".
In the words of Prof. John Kurakar, former URI Global Council Trustee:
“With immense faith in the young ones, we rise up to regain sanity. We will have one billion voices together, appealing to the conscience of the world and the masters on the driving seat on the fragments of the given earth. We aspire to leave a glorious globe for our children and grand-children to thrive. Let us be peace ambassadors all over the world, saying no to war and terror. We are strong; we will not falter. We are one; we will not break. Yes, we are marching forward. We bid adieu to lethargy and fear. We will shine as the radiant sun. We will not rest until we win. This victory will not be for a fortunate few, but for all the ones who are fortunate to be born on this planet, our planet.”
The assembly gained thorough media coverage, including the publications in the slideshow below. Click the yellow arrows to scroll left and right.