On This International Day of Peace, Let us pray for peace and tranquility for our State
We get life for once, why waste it in war and violence? The situation has made it hard for the people to celebrate and be happy. Peace begins with love. So, let’s all give a little love for International Day of Peace?
International Day of Peace is observed all over the world on 21 September to strengthen the ideals of peace among people and nations. The theme for this year’s peace day celebration is the Sustainable Development Goal: Building Blocks for Peace.
The special day, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 was observed for the first time in September 1982 with the theme – Right to peace of people.
“Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind,” Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General said.
Ahead of the peace day celebrations, Ban Ki-moon observed peace bell ringing ceremony at Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters along with a minute’s silence on 16 September 2016.
Notable quotes, sayings and messages by famous personalities to be shared on International Day of Peace 2016:
“Peace begins with a smile.” – Saint Mother Teresa
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama
“God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the Earth.” Pope Benedict XVI
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi, Father of our nation
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” Virginia Woolf, English writer
“I believe in peace. I believe in mercy. “Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist
“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.” ― Jawaharlal Nehru, first Indian Prime Minister
Happy International Day of Peace!