Peace festival

Kalimpong, Feb. 19: The sleepy town will soon come alive to the three-day Kalimpong Peace Festival at the end of April.

To be held at Mela Ground here, the congregation is tentatively scheduled to begin on April 25. One of the coordinators of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will be the main speaker.

Christians across the subdivision — nearly 15 per cent of the 2 lakh-odd population of the area — have come together to form Kalimpong Peace Festival Organising Committee for the festival.

“The programme should see the largest gathering of Christians in Kalimpong since 1981 when the Good News festival was held here,” said Nava Ratan Pradhan, principal, Scottish University Mission Institution.

But the organisers will have to see to it that the dates do not coincide with the higher secondary exams that are usually held in April.


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