Yuvsatta, an Indicorps 2010 Fellowship partner organization, will be holding the Seventh International Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2012) in Chandigarh.
IYPF promotes the spirit of volunteering amongst youth in order to bridge the barriers of race, color, religion, nationalities as well as to fill the gender and economic divides. Each day headlines demonstrate the human cost of these divides. Each day hatred and distrust grow. Now is the moment to leverage the opportunities for peace, to address these ever-more-dangerous global divisions. In so many ways our world is shrinking and there are ever-increasing opportunities to connect with people on the other side of the globe, but generally these opportunities are squandered.
With the aforesaid in view, to connect the young people beyond geographical boundaries fort the common good of all, we bring global leaders together to inspire change during our annual International Youth Peace Fest. We believe there are capable young leaders in every global community who can become catalysts or ‘Agents of Change’.
IYPF 2012 will be take place in the peace-city of Chandigarh, India between September 27, 2012, to October 2, 2012.
September-October is a perfect time to visit Chandigarh, when the weather is pleasant. During this period, it is neither too hot, nor too cold and also there is not much of rainfall. For more details: http://www.chandigarh.co.uk/weather-and-climate.html
Youth Host – Youth Guest: Young people coming from abroad usually stay with a local youth of their age and gender for greater understanding and sharing of ideas and dreams. Accommodation can also be arranged in local school/college hostels and guest houses, which again are clean and comfortable. For young guests staying with local families or hostels/guesthouses everything i.e. stay, food, travel etc. is free, but if they want to stay in hotels than according to their budget that can also be arranged.
Hotels in Chandigarh: http://citcochandigarh.gov.in/
It’s very difficult to imagine any major city in India more ideal than peace-city Chandigarh, a model of outstanding modern urban planning. Chandigarh’s beautiful gardens, bicycle paths, architecture, vast network of educational institutions and culture all contribute to a quality of life that is unbeatable anywhere else. Come and see Chandigarh – a Utopia!
For more details about the city: http://chandigarh.nic.in/
Reaching Chandigarh from New Delhi (the capital of India)
Chandigarh has its own airport and has regular flights from Delhi. Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher operate regular flights from Delhi and the tickets are cheap as well as affordable. Frequent trains also run between Delhi & Chandigarh and the rates are very cheap. The city is well connected to Delhi through roadways. Deluxe buses and A/C Volvo are available from Delhi to Chandigarh with a charge ranging between Rs 300 to Rs 800. Tourists can also hire A/C or non A/C taxi which charges from INR 2,000 to INR 7,600 (for a single or round trip).
For schedule or any other information, feel free to contact:
Dy. Administrator (P & A), Yuvsatta
R. No.1 2, Karuna Sadan,
Sector 11, Chandigarh,