Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Teknaf, Bangladesh:  World Peace Day was observed in a Burmese refugee camp from 9 am to till noon yesterday. A rally was held in the refugee camp, said a Majee (shed leader) of the camp.

 

The World Peace Day was organized by the Technical Assistance Incorporate (TAI) and supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  

 

Mr. Tofail the field coordinator of TAI, medical team leader Dr. Md. Musa, Dr. Rumy of the Research Training and Management (RTM), field coordinator Mrs Monika and staff members participated in the rally. Students from the refugee camp also participated in the rally.

 

The UN Peace Day was inaugurated by releasing six white doves during the peace march in the refugee camp.

 

The education officer of the UNHCR Mrs Catrina presided over the meeting.  She spoke about the World Peace Day and when, where, why this day is observed. September 21 is significant as it was chosen by the United Nations as a day of ceasefire and to stop all forms of violence. Yesterday was the 'International Day of Peace,' and people round the world celebrated it. International Day of Peace was observed on yesterday to strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people. The International Day of Peace was first declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.

 

Three students from each school of the refugee camp entertained the participants with songs.  

 

United Nations Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon marked the International Day of Peace on Sunday by stressing some of the humanitarian factors that contribute to armed conflict. "This year, the International Day of Peace takes on special meaning," he said in a statement released by UN information office.