For the 25-year-old Anil Shetty, an engineering dropout-turned-entrepreneur, Peace is a Passion. He wants to pursue his passion and spread it by institutionalizing the concept by floating peace clubs in college campuses, starting in Bangalore. The aim is to nurture the basic human values of students.
SHETTY'S FIRST peace club's in Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) in Bangalore has got appreciation both from the students and teachers community. Dr. N.R,Shetty rightly believes that such peace clubs will improve the quality of students' lives. He says, "It develops positive energy among students when they get to see others willing to support them in case of necessity. It can bring about an attidunal change. Students who undergo tension, peer pressure, exam phobia can get away from such negative vibes and be confident through the help of such groups. I can see positive change in our institution. I appreciate Anil Shetty for introducing us to what was required."
There are more than 3.7 lakh followers for this club on Facebook. Anil's team is trying to create a mascat for peace like a superman or a spiderman. Besides, Anil's team is also mulling starting a Peace Cafe where peace keepers can work as volunteers. "It won't be like any other resturant. Here people must come to share their happiness. They also work as volunteers in the shop and share their life experiences and record their messages for peace," says Mr.Arnold Davis, a model, who is working with Anil.
There is also a need to have such Peace Clubs not only in colleges but also in high schools as well. Hoping the laudable move initiated by Mr. Anil Shetty gets into nice momentum for spreading in various educational institutions in different parts of the country.