The International Day of Peace is observed around the world every 21st of September. The United Nations declared this day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and ceasefire, both within and among all nations. The World Scout Bureau, Asia-Pacific Region, under the umbrella of Messengers of Peace Programme, has taken this initiative for six years to encourage and inspire young people and leaders to make this day a commitment day for year-round peace actions. In the previous years, numerous activities are held in celebration of this day where State Association engaged thousands of young people in undertaking peace actions.
This year’s theme as announced by the United Nations is “Shaping Peace Together” celebrating the day by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in the face of the pandemic. This year has brought the nations together, in combating common enemy the tireless virus that had threatened our health, security and the very way of life. The COVID-19 has thrown our world turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impart people everywhere.
The United Nations assigned this year 2020 for listening and learning. In these difficult times of physical distancing, the International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue, creating solidarity and engaging in creativity.
Goal for International Peace Day 2020:
Although activities may vary from State to State, our aim for this day is to involve as many young people as possible in peace actions/activities with the objective of creating massive awareness on the roles they can play as global citizens leading to positive changes in their respective communities with particular focus on uniting and sharing thoughts in healing and changing the planet for the better. Scouting aims to “Create a better World”, and this year theme “Shaping Peace Together” will help us to ponder on this tagline to emphasizes swami Vivekananda great voice “ ARISE, AWAKE AND NOT STOP TILL THE GOAL IS ACHIEVED”.
BS&G EVENT: WEBINAR ON GOOGLE MEET ORGANISED AND HOSTED BY DR.SM JHA, LEADER TRAINER (SCOUTS)
CO-HOST: MRS. DEEPIKA PATHAK, GUIDE CAPTAIN (G)