After the UN General Assembly passed a resolution in 1981, 21st September was declared as International Day of Peace. It was first observed in the year 1982 for strengthening the ideals of peace. This is 30th anniversary of the UN resolution of Right to Peoples Peace which is also this year’s theme. Every year on this day, the UN urges communities, individuals and nations to renounce conflicts and promote peace and harmony. Amidst the crisis looming in the middle-east, UN like other years have called for Global Ceasefire, asking people to lay down their arms and breathe the air of peace. The day is inaugurated by ringing the United Nations Peace Bell at New York. The bell was a gift from Japan and ‘Long Live Absolute World Peace’ is inscribed on it.
Today, many are suffering from armed conflicts caused by warmongers and terrorists. These not only affects individuals and communities but nations together. Over the years we have understood that peace and security are essential for social progress and sustainable development. Fiinovation understands peace and harmony can only help us develop and eradicate poverty from this world. Fiinovation urges everyone on this day to work together for global peace and create awareness on issues related to peace. Gone are the days when nations focused on expansions rather than development. Today, the need of the hour is to combine the efforts and establish lasting peace on earth which is prerequisite for preservation of human civilization and survival of mankind.
So, how are you going to celebrate this day?
Here are few interesting ideas…
1. Smile and Say Hi to your neighbour or a new face
2. Design a peace poster
3. Stand in a moment of silence at 12 noon on International Peace Day
4. Visit someone who lives alone
5. Hang a peace sign on your window
6. Volunteer in a community development project
7. Play football with street children
8. Cursing less on the road while driving
Whatever you do, it’s your choice…but make sure you spread smiles among people.
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
By Rahul Choudhury