Some of the wonderful students from my school have come up with a great idea of a campaign for the World Peace Day. This blog is to show my support for the same 🙂
“21st September is celebrated annually as the “World Day of Peace” by the UN. In order to uphold and propagate world peace, we, the students of Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura are calling out people worldwide to show their support for the cause. You can participate by writing us a message, making a poster, taking a selfie (will be preferred, group or solo), making a video, recording a podcast or writing a blog. Any other ideas are welcome as well.”
Great work. 🙂 😀 I wish it reaches out to a large number of people. Follow the campaign on Instagram here.
So, getting inspired from the same I researched a bit about the “World Peace Day”. The name itself suggests the obvious aim and intention of spreading peace worldwide and dedicating a day for the same to honor the notion. I however wanted to dig deeper and find out some more of such campaign (like the ones started by the students of BBPS) and their impact.
To start with, I quote Wikipedia, describing a brief history of the “International Day Of Peace” (Yes, that is the more authentic name as suggested):
“The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustain-ably.”
This is the official website for the International Day of Peace. Here they discuss “actions” to celebrate and commemorate peace. [Facebook]
“Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for someone you don’t know. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. You can also share thoughts, messages and pictures to commemorate Peace Day on social media. Here are a couple of other ideas to get you going.”
They have discussed some cool initiatives, one of them being spreading awareness through the social media, just like BBPSians did and I came to know of this whole thing due to the same. Some more cool initiatives making a mark are:-
- Sign the “I am a Pathway to Peace” Pledge to show your commitment to peace.
- Join people across the world in a Minute of Silence, Moment of Peace at noon in every time zone. Also check this out.
- Consider gathering for a Global Feast for Peace, including foods from different cultures, or interfaith dialogue, or just gather to break bread. This one is quite interesting, it involves food, you see 😛
- Organize a Global March for Peace and Unity.
Another very interesting campaign I came across is the “Hitler-Meets-Gandhi-Print-Campaign-For-World-Peace-Day“. This is such a cool idea, isn’t it? 😀
Okay, so this blog has ended up being a center or a one common platform for information regarding World Peace Day or the International Day for Peace. 😀
This itself tells that so much is happening around that encourages and supports peace. The world is moving towards a peaceful tomorrow, and we are the ones who have to move along. So, lets all cheer up, get excited, get inspired and get motivated. Lets celebrate and commemorate peace. Its our right. Lets all do something from so many things suggested above or think of something of your own. Lets make this International Day of Peace, the 21st of September a special day, and continue to move in the same direction 🙂
I pledge my commitment to peace, do you?
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