Report of SCI India, West Bengal Group (August to October 2018)

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In the last two months there have been two big events celebrated in our branch of SCI India: International Peace Day on September 21 and the World Nonviolence Day on October 2.

This report is sharing the experience of celebration of the World Nonviolence Day.

 

The celebration of the World Nonviolence Day put a focus on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. They discussed how SCI can contribute to a violence-free world. The participants also spoke about no hate speech, nonviolent communications and human rights.

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Miss. Falguni Roy explained that Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:

Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity

Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance

Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement and how to move toward solutions that work for all

Means of influence: sharing “power with others” rather than using “power over others”

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She further explained the Basics of Nonviolent Communication as follows:

Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right“ and wrong“ with people.

We express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us.”

We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment, and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats or coercion.

 

Report shared by Tapas Kr.Sur of SCI India

 

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