World Peace Day was celebrated in different government and provincial schools across Hailakandi district of Assam.
International Day of Peace which is also known as World Peace Day was celebrated in different government and provincial schools across Hailakandi district on Friday.
Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha informed that the government and provincial schools of the district observed the day in a befitting manner through all means of education for lasting peace in the world.
In Janaki Charan Higher Secondary School, the event was celebrated under the able supervision of Aparajita Roy Choudhury, where teachers and students participated with fervour and enthusiasm.
Choudhury and Jahar Nath enlightened the students with the clarion call to an end to the spectre of wars and violence globally and for lasting peace. Faculty members Debosree Sinha, AC Das, Ashok Dey, Munna Dam, Nandita Banik, Mitali Das and Mitali Purakayasth too pitched in to make the event a success. The students participated in the event by making posters with catchy slogans on the theme ‘Peace and Harmony’.
The event was also observed in AC Girls’ HS School at Kalinagar with varied programmes.
Similarly, the event took place in many other schools across the district in which the students were made aware of the significance of the day at a time when the world is sitting over stockpiles of nuclear arsenals endangering its very existence.
Celebrated for the first time in 1982, the United Nations General Assembly declared the day as a moment ‘devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.’
The theme for this year is ‘The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.’ It commemorates the 70th anniversary this year of the landmark declaration of universal human rights adopted by the General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. The universal declaration enshrines the fundamental democratic principle in Article 3: ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.’