Imphal, April 12: Four shapers of Global Shapers Community-Imphal Hub, Elizabeth Okram, Ningthoujam Dineshkumar Singh, Chunthuingam Dangmei and Oinam Adeep who have recently arrived Manipur after participating 2016 Asia Pacific “SHAPE HIROSHIMA” event and G7 Youth Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at Hiroshima, Japan from March 18 to 21 expressed the event was an eye opener to them, said a press statement .
The Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture openly invited the young people participants from across 37 nations to participate and contribute towards the peace process in whatever ways they can.
The participants were given firsthand experience of the Atomic bomb dome, Children Peace memorial park, Peace memorial dome and firsthand testimony from one of the Atomic bomb survivor, Kunishige Masahiro.
During the event, delegates from all over the World shared their thoughts on what peace means to them and their journey in endowment of peace.
The four shapers interacted with Hedehiko Yuzaki, Governor of Hiroshima prefecture, Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima City, Kunishige Masahiro Atomic bomb survivor on History of Manipur shared with Japan during WWII.
Mayor of Hiroshima City has asked the shapers from Manipur to identify city heads or equivalent to the Mayor in and around Imphal and invite interested leaders to join the “Mayor for Peace”, an NGO established by Hiroshima and Nagasaki that has been working constantly towards abolishing weapons of mass destruction.
The Asia-Pacific Shape Hiroshima was an overwhelming experience, the statement reads.
The participants were exposed to the Zero waste town of Kamikatsu in Tokushima Prefecture. The team from Imphal intends to implement the same model of “zero- waste” in few villages.