Organized by Peace Working Group of Association of International NGOs in Nepal to mark the National Peace Day, a film Sakhi depicted the growing sense of reconciliation as well as the fragile situation in the rural parts of Nepal. Based on the healing story of two girls whose fathers were killed by the opposite sides of Maoists and security forces, the film depicted how the situation in a village of Banke district, where people still see each other suspiciously, was difficult. Directed by AIN’s communication officer Mohan Rai, the film highlighted the problems faced by the rural people.
Although the government agencies and political parties seem to be busy in political games, AIN remembered the 21 historic days by bringing people of various INGOs working in Nepal in the areas of peace.
“This is a good program as it reminded me of the importance of peace,” said Sadhuram Khadka, joint secretary of Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction. “The government is ready to work with INGOs working in Nepal to bring peace.”
Welcoming the guests, AIN SC Peace Representative and Country Coordinator of International Alert Rebecca Crozier highlighted the importance of the day. Handled by Reshma Shrestha, Anil Shahi and his team performed the peace song.
Kaajal Pradhan, Peace Coordinator of AIN and partnership manager of Restless Development, said this day is a landmark in the history of Nepal.