International Peace Day Celebration @GGS
Updated: Sep 22
Expressing solidarity with UN's call to join the United Nations family in focusing on better recovery in order to create a more equal and peaceful world, Pre-primary learners of Gajera Global School today observed International Peace Day at school. They dressed in white & held a special assembly on the occasion to deliver the message of peace & harmony to the world. As part of activity, some of them made the emblem of peace - the white dove.
Every year on September 21st, the world commemorates the International Day of Peace. This day has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a day dedicated to developing peace principles by observing a 24-hour period of nonviolence and cease-fire.
The relevance of the day bears more significance in light of the pandemic which has been accompanied by an increase in stigma, discrimination, and hatred, all of which have resulted in more lives being lost rather than saved: the virus attacks everyone, regardless of where they are from or what they believe in. When confronted with humanity's common enemy, we must remember that we are not at odds with each other. We must make peace with one another in order to recover from the pandemic's damage.
We also need to make peace with nature. Climate change is not on hold, despite travel restrictions and economic shutdowns. We require a green and sustainable global economy that creates jobs, decreases emissions, and increases climate resilience.
“Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world” is the theme for the International Day of Peace in 2021. In the face of the pandemic and as we recover, celebrate peace by speaking out against acts of hate online and offline, and by sharing compassion, generosity, and optimism.