International Day Peace
21st September, 2011
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982.
Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to honor and celebrate this day. Events range in scale from private gatherings to public concerts and forums where hundreds of thousands of people participate.
With the aforementioned vision of International Day of Peace, Shanti Sewa Ashram (Peace Service Center) has also been organizing a week long program every year. This year SSA (PSC) has come up with a five-day long program.
Events for International Day of Peace - 2011
This program aims to create a culture of peace for young generations and there is no better place to start this than with children. Therefore through this event children can express their ideas about peace by creating pictures/poems/arts of themselves, saying what makes them feel peaceful.
This program will be organized for everyone to promote the culture of peace as well as the culture of belonging and harmony. Participants will meditate for a couple of minutes and they will then join Peace Prayer Session which will be followed by lighting the Peace Lamps.
Talk programs on contemporary issues such as ethic education, environment and spirituality at different schools and colleges will be conducted with the active involvement of Youth Society for Peace (YSP), a youth wing of Peace Service Center. Since its inception, YSP has also been working to cultivate peace in children and youths through its different programs. To materialize its objectives, YSP has formed Peace Clubs at more than 2 dozen schools in the Kathmandu valley.