Launching the ‘Writing for Peace” Programme

Come and Write for Peace!

Today is World Peace Day and we join hands with Words and More (Kids) to spread the word for a harmonious future for our children.

Write stories, poems or articles about peace and get selected for the Writing for Peace Collection!

Entries accepted from September 21, 2011 at wordsnmore@gmail.com
(See the Words and More (Kids) page on this project.)

What is World Peace Day?

The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21.

The UN invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. The first year this holiday was celebrated was 1981.

To inaugurate the day, the “Peace Bell” is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City, United States). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents. It was given as a gift by the United Nations Association of Japan, and is referred to as “a reminder of the human cost of war.” The inscription on its side reads: “Long live absolute world peace.”

Prajnya through its Education Peace Initiative tries to create an inclusive space where the habit of peace is nurtured and cultivated through learning, play, introspective engagement and interaction. Children are born with an innate sense of acceptance, inclusion and cooperation. It is important to realize that it is possible to resolve conflicts amicably and it is possible to create a peaceful and cooperative environment.

We at Prajnya are pleased to partner with Words and More (Kids) to launch  the ‘Writing for Peace’ Program. We invite stories, poems and articles from children all over the world on the theme of “Peace”. Each month, one entry will be selected and showcased on both the Words and More site and on the Prajnya Education for Peace blog.

So get writing! Send your pieces to wordsnmore@gmail.com to enter this worldwide initiative to spread peace and harmony in the world.

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