World Refugee Day : Right to respect and dignity
Today we are facing what may prove to be one of
the greatest challenges of the century. Almost 40 million people
worldwide have been uprooted and forced to flee violence and
persecution. The future is likely to see increasing numbers of
people on the move.
Community participation in development
Training in Community Development is very
important if the real objectives of these development programmes are
to be achieved, and to see that the people use the facilities thus
provided and also sustain them as they contribute towards their own
Inculcate moral values
More active participation of the clergy is a
vital need. The monks in the temples should not confine themselves
to compulsory religious activities only, but venture out into the
village visiting the households of the Dayakas or lay benefactors.
Even in Daham pasalas in temples undue stress is given to passing
exams rather than inculcating moral values.