Activities January 2017
12th January 2017 Rally and meeting of youth and students on occasion of National Youth Day
Activities December 2016
12th December Rally and Meeting
10th December 2016 Rally and Meeting on the eve of World Human Rights day
Campaign for Peace, Kandhamal has been organised meeting and rally at Kotagada on today (10th December, 2016) on the occasion of World Human Rights Day.
The students and teachers of Kotagada Government High School and SSABM College, Kotagada were participated in the activities. A procession was started from the High School campus and covered the township area of Kotagada with slogan and patriotic songs.
A meeting was presided by Mr. Trilochan Das (H.M) . After paying homage to the great tribal leader who fought against British era and hanged on 10th December by the emperlist Britisher. Human Rights Activist and Secretary of Campaign for Peace Narendra Mohanty, Rationalist leader and President, Campaign for Peace Md. Abdul Sukur, Mr. Pratap chandra Das, Mr. Kailash Singh, Social Worker Jirimiya Sunamajhi spoke on this occasion and call the students to come forward against all sorts of injustice and violation of human rights. The students also performed an welcome song before the starting of program.
More than 500 students took the participation in that event.
Activities November 2016
Name of Event/Activity: REMEMBERING BHALIAGUDA FAKE ENCOUNTER & DEMAND FOR JUSTICE
Type of Activity: ONE HOUR PROTEST DEMONSTRATION AT MASTER CANTEEN SQUARE, BHUBANESWAR
An One Hour Symbolic Protest at Master Canteen Square, Bhubaneswar has been organized on 15th November,2016 under the banner of Campaign Against Fabricated Cases(CAFC), Odisha. The Protest has organized to expressing solidarity and demanding justice to the victims of Bhaliaguda Fake Encounter. On 14th November, 2012 at Bhaliaguda Forest (Bordering area of Gajapati- Ganjam and Kandhamal), where 5 unarmed innocent tribal and dalits of Kandhamal district were killed by Security Forces in the name of Encounter with Maoists. The family members, widows of deceased are fighting their own struggle to get justice since last 4 years both legally and democratically.
After the protest a memorandum has been send to the Honorable Governor of Odisha.
DEMANDING JUSTICE TO THE VICTIMS OF BHALIAGUDA FAKE ENCOUNTER (14th Nov,2012)- AFTER 4 YEARS: MASS PROTEST ORGANIZED AT BHUBANESWAR.
To continue the Campaign for Peace with Justice, because the incident was a product of state repression after the Kandhamal violence, where innocents belongs to minority community being targeted.
Including the widows of deceased and Convener of CAFC as well as Secretary of Campaign for Peace; Narendra Mohanty, noted journalist and leader of Odia Bhasa Andolan Mr. Subhash Pattnayak, noted human right activist Biswapriya Kanungo, progressive writer Lelin Kumar workers and leaders of Banabasi Surakshya Parishad, Campaign Against Fabricated Cases(CAFC),members from Campaign for Peace like Jirimiya Sunamajhi, Balabhadra Mallick and others, farmers leader of Ganjam district Mr. Simanchal Nahak and others were joined with the protesters who come from Kandhamal, Gajapati and Ganjam district.
Gathering common people and demanding justice for their grievances have a long term impact which will strengthen our campaign.
Name of Event/Activity: OBSERVATION OF BIRSA MUNDA JAYANTY AT STATE CAPITAL BY COORDINATION OF TRIBAL & DALIT RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS
Type of Activity: RALLY & MEETING AT STATE CAPITAL, BHUBANESWAR
With an objective to unite all tribal, dalits, minorities and backward class people a huge gathering through rally and meeting was organized at State Capital- Bhubaneswar on 15th November, on the occasion of Birsa Munda Jayanty. People from the every corners of the state were gathered and demanded their constitutional rights and expressed their agony against the anti-tribal, anti-dalits and anti-minority programme by the government of odisha. As we supported the causes, more than hundreds persons from Banabasi Surakshya Parishad, Adibasi Adhikar Andolan and Campaign for Peace were participated in that event against repression, exploitation and economic inequality.
Theme: Struggle for Dignity & Self Identity of Tribal, Dalits , Minority and Backward Classes.
Justice with dignity can’t possible without achieving basic rights. So as a tactics- mass mobilisation for basic rights has been used as a tool by different right based organisations towards restoration of self identity and building a right based peaceful society.
George Tirky, Manas Jena, NIkolas Barla and other community leaders
By participating in such activities we have able to create an impact within the community level and the participants are inspired and empowered to take future course of action for their rights..
Name of Event/Activity: Screening of Documentary Film at Community level
Type of Activity: Documentary Film Shows organised at Community level
As an ongoing activities of our Peace Campaign we have organised the documentary film shows on peace and harmony among the community as well as educational institutions within the time frame. With the meeting of community leaders/Volunteers we arranged film shows at community level at Nuagaon, Dahu and Badegudi villages.
The documentary film shows was based on our different campaign like organised of various events as well as rally and other activities for basic rights and other documentary films.
The documentary film was quite relevance with our campaign for peace and harmony. The involvement of students, youths as well as community has been documented which has its inspiration for future activities. Our most objective was to united common masses instead of caste, creed and religion for communal harmony and expose the activities of fundamentalist and dividing forces.
Narendra Mohanty, Jirimaya Sunamajhi , Bijay Swain & Balabhadra Mallick
The community leaders as well as volunteers has been inspired to take forward the future activities.
Name of Event/Activity: COMMUNITY LEADERS/VOLUNTEERS MEETING
Type of Activity: Meeting of Volunteers/ Community Leaders, Committee Formation and chalk out of future activities after follow-up of previous activities
As per the planning meeting of community leaders and volunteers of 8 GPs was organized and completed by 22nd November. On 24th Novembers around 200 community leaders and volunteers were gathered to discuss the various issues and to chalk out future course of action.
As our earlier planning we were reviewed our previous activities on right based campaign and designed future activities with the volunteers and prominent leaders of the campaign. Accordingly planning for Human Rights Day at Kotagarh on 10th December and Rally at Daringbadi Block on 12th December was been planned. A Steering Committee was also formed in this context taking 44 persons from 8 Gram Panchayats.
Theme: Follow-up and way forward activities as done earlier.
It is always important to analysis(follow-up) the activities organised for a special objective, learn from the process, weakness and strength identified within the process and chalk out future activities, which help us to do better in future. Accordingly we were organised follow-up meetings of volunteers associated with the National Food Security Campaign. After reviewing our activities we were chalk out our future action plan regarding the subject.
Bijay Swain/Balabhadra Mallick , Narendra Mohanty and Jirimiya Sunamajhi, Chakradhar Mallick
Impact/Expected Impacts: The follow-up activities has created a clear picture regarding strength and weakness and help us to take more action in a systematic way.
(I). PREPARATORY WORK TO OBSERVE WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY(10TH DECEMBER)
The Preparatory work towards observation of Human Rights Day has been done with the active members of the Campaign for Peace, Kandhamal and it was planned to do that event at Kotagada Block Head quarter where basic human rights has been violated continuously. The responsibility was given to Mr. Jirimiya Sunamajhi, Dayanidhi Mallick and others to contact with education institutions and other concerned persons for the purpose.
(II). MEETING WITH DELAGATION OF GERMAN JOURNALISTS ON ISSUES AFTER KANDHAMAL VIOLENCE-2007 & 2008.
A delegation of Journalists from German has visited Odisha from 20th-22nd November and discussed with Civil Society Organisations working for Peace and Harmony within the Kandhamal after Communal Violence-2007 & 2008. The delegation discussed with me along with Dhirendra Panda, Mahendra Parida, Nikolas Barla, Jugal Kishor Ranjit, Ajay Singh and Manoj Nayak about the post violence scenario in Kandhamal and perspective action to combat communalism.
(III). MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
A team of our volunteers met government officials regarding public grievances and submitted open letter to the Collector, Block Development Officer and Tahasildar for the proposed 12th December demonstration in front of Daringbadi Block Office demanding immediate implementation of National Food Security Scheme, Forest Right Act, MGNREGS etc.
Activities October 2016
Name of Event/Activity: Event for Gandhi Jayanty
Type of Activity: Garlanding in the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and Meeting with Students
On the eve of Gandhi Jayanty, we have organise meeting with the Students and garlanding on the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation. Under the leadership of Mr. Md. Sukur, the President of Campaign for Peace, Kandhamal and other members of the campaign organised the event with the students of locality at Phulbani. The speakers were spoke about the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi towards establishing of Peace and Harmony in the present context. Among others Mr. Rajkishore Padhy, Prasant Pradhan and Sumant Karna were shared their views on that occasion.
Theme: The Ideology of Father of Nation & Role of Students and Youths Towards Building of Peace & Harmony
Rationale: Mahatma Gandhi is always the inspiration for the society towards unity and to build peace and harmony among the various divided communities. To give a boost to our campaign we have decided to observe such programme.
Resource Person/s: Md. Sukur, Rajkishore Padhy
Impact/Expected Impacts: A continuous discussion and observation of important days of great personalities will have a long term impact which will strengthen our campaign.
Name of Event/Activity: COMMUNITY LEADERS/VOLUNTEERS MEETING AT PANCHAYAT LEVEL
Type of Activity: Open Meeting with Community Leaders/Volunteers
With an objective to accelerate the campaign as well as to take the common issues of community level, the meeting of Community Leaders and forefront volunteers has been organised during the month of October from 5th October to 18th October. In the mean time we have been covered to organize such meetings in 5 Gram Panchayats . The said G.Ps are Tajungia, Gadapur, Hatimunda, Brahmnigaon and Jhinjiriguda where the said community leaders and volunteers were gathered and decided to lead the campaign as ‘ Right to Live With Dignity and Peace’ . In every Gram Panchayat persons belongs to tribal and dalit community and having leadership quality as well as access on community were gathered in such meetings. The resource person were spoke about the objective of the ‘Peace Campaign’ and how to achieve it with community action through community mobilisation for common issues. The issues like inclusion of all eligible poor families under National Food Security Scheme (NFSS), proper implementation of MGNREGS, basic health and education services, proper implementation of various social welfare schemes like old and widows pension etc were discussed and it was decided that with association of local people’s organisation ‘Banabasi Surakshya Parishad’ the peace campaign as well as campaign for basic rights will be accelerated jointly.
Theme: Interaction with Community Leaders/Volunteers towards future action
Rationale: Peace can’t possible without achieving basic rights. So as a tactics- mass mobilisation for basic rights has been used as a tool by us towards restoration of peace or to building a peaceful society.
Resource Person/s: Bijay Swain/Balabhadra Mallick and Narendra Mohanty
Impact/Expected Impacts: By organising such activities we have able to create an impact within the community level and our campaign strength has been consolidated with the support of community leaders/volunteers which create an atmosphere for further action.
Name of Event/Activity: Screening of Documentary Film at Community level and Educational Institutions
Type of Activity: Documentary Film Shows organised at Community level as well as Institutional level
Brief Description: As an ongoing activities of our Peace Campaign we have organised the documentary film shows on peace and harmony among the community as well as educational institutions within the time frame. With the meeting of community leaders/Volunteers we arranged film shows at community level at Tajungia, Gadapur, Hatimunda, Mandipanka and Jhinjiriguda as well as educational institutions (schools) of the concerned villages.
Theme: The documentary film shows was based on our different campaign like organised of various events as well as rally and other activities for basic rights.
Rationale: The documentary film was quite relevance with our campaign for peace and harmony. The involvement of students, youths as well as community has been documented which has its inspiration for future activities. Our most objective was to united common masses instead of caste, creed and religion for communal harmony and expose the activities of fundamentalist and dividing forces.
Resource Person/s: Jagat Samal/Jirimaya Sunamajhi , Balabhadra Mallick
Impact/Expected Impacts: The community leaders as well as volunteers has been inspired to take forward the future activities.
Name of Event/Activity: Follow-up activities of Ration Card Distribution under NFSA and taking other important issues/ Coordination Meeting
Type of Activity: Meeting of Volunteers and chalk out of future activities after follow-up of previous activities
Brief Description: As our earlier planning we were reviewed our previous activities on right based campaign and designed future activities with the volunteers and prominent leaders of the campaign.
Theme: Follow-up and way forward
Rationale: It is always important to analysis(follow-up) the activities organised for a special objective, learn from the process, weakness and strength identified within the process and chalk out future activities, which help us to do better in future. Accordingly we were organised follow-up meetings of volunteers associated with the National Food Security Campaign. After reviewing our activities we were chalk out our future action plan regarding the subject.
Resource Person/s: Bijay Swain/Balabhadra Mallick , Narendra Mohanty and Jirimiya Sunamajhi
Impact/Expected Impacts: The follow-up activities has created a clear picture regarding strength and weakness and help us to take more action in a systematic way.
Activities September 2016
Name of Event/Activity: Inter-action with community leaders
Type of Activity: Open Discussion
Brief Description: After the declaration of block administration our volunteers visited to all eight Gram Panchayats namely Katingia, Kumbharigaon, Jhinjiriguda, Brahmnigaon, Hatimunda, Gadapur, Tajungi and Saramuli and informed the beneficiaries to attend and receive their Ration Cards on fixed date and time. However a larger meeting of community level leaders including our volunteers was organized at Brahmnigaon on 18th September, where future action plan was discussed.
Theme: Community Inter-action for future action.
Rationale: To aware community leaders about our success and chalk out future strategy.
Resource Person/s: Bijay Swain
Impacts/Expected Impacts: The community leaders and volunteers were very much impressed and assertive for future common action.
Name of Event/Activity: Meeting with Govt. Officials
Type of Activity: Discussion with Govt. Officials
Brief Description: After 25th July Rally for inclusion of all illegible families under NFSA, the district administration was acted positively and invited us twice for discussion and framed modalities to distribution of Ration Cards in phase wise. After the volunteers meet our volunteers under the leadership of Mr. Bijay Swain met to BDO and Marketing Inspector and review the progress in connection with our demands and demanded immediate distribution of Ration Cards.
Theme: Review the progress from side of administration regarding distribution of Ration Cards.
Rationale: It was need of the hour and we acted promptly after bending of administration before the legitimate demands of deprived common people.
Resource Person/s: Narendra Mohanty/ Bijay Swain/Balabhadra Mallick and others
Impacts/Expected Impacts: The block administration declared to distribute 475 numbers Ration Cards in first phase through our volunteers on 21st and 22nd September at Revenue Office premises, Brahmnigaon and issued a list of proposed beneficiaries.
Name of Event/Activity: Volunteers Meet on Impact Analysis regarding Campaign for Food Right under National Food Security Act
Date:8th and 17th of September.
Time: 11 am- 2 pm.
Location: Kiramaha village of Jhinjiriguda G.P and Brahmnigaon of Brahmnigaon G.P
Type of Activity:Open Discussion
Brief Description: As a continuous activities for Right to Food Campaign under National Food Security Act we were organized volunteers meet twice to access impact after our Mass Rally on 25th July demanding Ration Cards to all illegible families.
Theme: To take stock the field impact and community access to our campaign and to chalk out future activities.
Rationale: Basing upon the strengths of volunteer as well as response of community we were organized Mass Rally before the administration demanding inclusion of all illegible families in NFSA. To achieve the result as well as to analysis the strength and weakness of our campaign volunteers meet was necessary.
Resource Person/s: Bijay Swain/Balabhadra Mallick and Narendra Mohanty
Impact/Expected Impacts: Our Mass Rally and submission of Memorandums in a democratic way has been created a good impact both in administrative and community level. The administration invited us twice for discussion as well as see the progress about our demands.
Event for World Peace Day
Campaign for Peace, Kandhamal have organised World Peace Day at National Institute of Social Work and Social Science (NISWASS) premises of Phulbani, Kandhamal district.
Under the chairmanship of Mr. Juakin Dungdung, the Principal of the institution (NISWASS), the speakers like Prof Tirtha Jani, the executive body member and Mahamed Abdul Sukur, the President of the Campaign for Peace, Kandhamal has joined as Chief Guest and Chief Speaker. On their deliberation they discussed about the importance of the day and urged the students to come forward to build a peaceful society against all odds.
They also appeal to the audience to create a meaningful atmosphere for Peace and harmony with a respect to our constitution and democratic values of our country. A democratic and peaceful society will be possible when human rights of all sections will be achieved. The issues like Una of Gujurat is always condemnble and such types of atrocities on dalits are violating the spirit of peace, they pointed on their deliberation.
After the meeting a documentary film namely “Ramchand Pakistani ” has been performed by the Campaign for Peace.
Mr. Subramanyam Das gave vote of thanks and Mr. Jagat Samal and Debendra Mantry were coordinated the whole programme.
Name of Event/Activity : Distribution of Ration Cards
Type of Activity: Gathering of all beneficiaries on a centre place and distribution of Ration Cards
Brief Description: As per the planning and design our volunteers were engaged with pain and patience from 21st September to 23rd September towards distribution of Ration Cards received from block administration at Brahmnigaon. Importance has been given to all physical challenged, widows and old aged persons during the distribution process. After the completion of distribution the register was submitted to the administration by our volunteers.
Rationale: To associate our peace campaign with right based activities it was highly necessary.
Resource Person/s: Our volunteers led by Bijay Swain
Impacts/Expected Impacts: The whole activities was a good impact on that locality which inspired our volunteers to undertake such type of activities with a view to strengthen our peace campaign in long run.
Event for Bhagat Singh day
Activities August 2016
Name of Event/Activity: 1
Welcome to the New Comers/Students & Introduce them about the Peace Campaign
Date:1st week of August, 2016
Time: As per the school and college timing.
Location: Kalinga Mohavidyalay, G. Udaygiri, R.M.C.S College, Tikabali, Regional College, Sankarakhol and NISWASS College, Phulbani
Type of Activity: Open Discussion
Brief Description: As a continuous activities for the session with an objective to welcome and share the vision and mission of Peace Activities among the new comers (students) for the academic session (2016- 17) we displayed welcome banners in front of education institutions as well as introduced ourselves among the students as well as teaching staffs where that was possible.
Theme: To introduce with the students community about the peace campaign and our future activities.
Rationale: Students are the prominent partner of our campaign basically in urban belt as well as district head quarter of the Kandhamal district by which we can explore and spread our peace campaign and can gather the support of civil society. So starting from education year we had planned accordingly.
Resource Person/s: Md. Abdul Sukur /Debendra Mantry/Narendra Mohanty
Name of Event/Activity: 2
Event on the eve of August’ 9 (Quit India Day/World Indigenous People’s Day)
Type of Activity: Hall Meetings and Procession
Brief Description: From the last week of July we have contacted various educational institutions to organize 75th years of ‘Quit India Day’ as well as Indigenous People’s Day on 9th August, 2016. Our volunteers visited different school and colleges and discussed with the authorities of educational institutions for their active participation on the programme. But we have compelled to postponed our procession(Road March) due to heavy rain though we planned to organize flag march of students and youths from the statue of Mahatma Gandhi to Sanjay Smruti Government Women’s College. Of course we organized a meeting of students within the college campus.
We had started our event with the various patriotic songs and chanting of slogans like Communalism(communal forces)-Quit India, Tribal and Dalit Exploiters- Quit India, Women and Child Exploiters- Quit India, Quit Corruption or Quit India, Anti-People Black Law(AFSPA)- Quit India the programme was stated under the chairmanship of Md. Abdul Sukur, President of Campaign for Peace, Kandhamal. Mr. Narendra Mohanty, Secretary of the Campaign shared the objective and importance of the day as well as relevance of such activities in present scenario. When Mr. Prasanna Bisoyi, Principal of VISWASS College, Mr. Babaji Behera , lecturer of Sanjay Smruti Govt. Women’s College, Mr. Bijay Swain-Social Activist and Mr. Kanhu Mishra-a volunteer and students of MSW were shared their valuable remarks about the day and role of the students community, Mr. V. Subramanyam Das, Mr. Sumant Karna, Mr. Jagat Samal and Debendra Mantry were took leading role to organize such events. After the meeting a procession was organized within college campus with chanting of various slogans like Down with Communalism, Secularism Up-Up, Down with Casteism and Religious Fundamentalism, Long Live Unity among Common Masses etc.
Theme: Observation of Quit India Day/Indigenous People’s Day
Rationale: To spread awareness among the students as well as among common people regarding the relevance of ‘Quit India Day/Indigenous People’s Day’ on present scenario.
Resource Person/s: Narendra Mohanty/Prasana Bisoyi/Babaji Behera/Bijay Swain
Name of Event/Activity: 3
Discussion on Increasing Atrocities on Dalits/Tribal and Minorities
Type of Activity: Hall Meeting at Community Level
Brief Description: On the eve of 70th years of Independence we were organized a meeting at Community level where more than hundreds were participated from different cross sections. The meeting was organized at Talanga hamlet of Kiramaha village where people from 8 Gram Panchayats namely Katingia, Kumbharigaon, Jhinjiriguda, Brahmnigaon, Hatimunda, Gadapur, Tajungi and Saramuli were participated. We have discussed about the present state character where people from tribal, dalits and poor community suffering a lot. The incidents like Una of Gujurat, Gumudumaha of Kandhamal and Kashmir has been increasing day by day. We have to stand and support the struggles of Tribal. dalits and minorities in our future activities instead of caste, creed and religion. The meeting supported the struggle by dalits against Una incident as well as all caste based atrocities and discriminations across the country.
Theme: Increasing Atrocities against dalit-tribal and minorities.
Rationale: To aware community people on the present situation of our country in the context of increasing atrocities upon dalit-tribal as well as minorities and express solidarity to their legitimate struggle to live with dignity.
Resource Person/s: Narendra Mohanty/Bijay Swain
Name of Event/Activity: 4
Documentary Film Screening
Type of Activity: Screening of film to students and community people
Brief Description: On the occasion to observe 75th years of Quit India Day we organized documentary film show for the students on communal harmony namely ‘SANDESH’ at Phulbani and on the eve of 70 years of Independence Day we organized documentary film show ‘You can Destroy the Body’ and ‘Bapu ne Kahatha’ for children and community people at Talanga hamlet of Kiramaha village.
Theme: Documentary film show on communal harmony and on increasing intolerance led by fundamentalist forces
Rationale: The film on above subjects was quite relevance on the observing of such days. Our most objective was to united common masses instead of caste, creed and religion for communal harmony and expose the activities of fundamentalist forces.
Name of Event/Activity: 5
Participation at Ahmadabad Workshop
Type of Activity: 3 days workshop for the activists/volunteers of the Peace Centers led by CSSS
Brief Description: A three days workshop was organized by CSSS at Ahmadabad from 25th-27th August for the fundamental clarity of the activists and volunteers who associated with various Peace Centers of the country. The various topics such as Nationalism, Global Terrorism, Gendered Culture, Culture and State, Hegemonic Culture, Culture and Caste etc. were discussed by the various resource persons both in class room lecture method and participatory way.
Rationale: To develop clarity as well as better understanding on different immerging issues among the peace workers
Resource Person/s: Adv. Irfan Engineer, Mallika Sarabhai, Swaroopben, Hiren Gandhi, Sanjay Kumar, Prof. Ghanshyam Shah, Dr. Ram Puniyani and Neha Dhabade