Mark the Date ~ International Day of PEACE on 21st Sept 2011

If we have not PEACE, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. PEACE begins with a smile.
—Mother Teresa

To be honest, i did not know there is a celebration of International Day of Peace and celebrated 30 years ago on this date (doi, malu skejap ni!). I read Irene post on Will There Ever Be World Peace, i still did not know about this day because she did not mention about IDP. Now is lunch hour so i blogwalking and came through Sr. Susan Rose blog. Her post was on International Day of Peace. I read through her post and surf the official website about this event. A'aahh... Now i realize that today is the day of this PEACE celebration!

 “Young women and men everywhere are demonstrating the power of connection by reaching out to each other, and rallying together, in the common cause of the dignity and human rights to which their people aspire. It is in tribute to them, and the spirit they represent, that we have chosen … the theme of Make your voice heard.”
~UN Message on the 100-Day Countdown to 2011 Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982.

In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of mankind to work in cooperation for this goal. During the discussion of the U.N. Resolution that established the International Day of Peace, it was suggested that:

"Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace."

Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to commemorate and celebrate this day. Events range in scale from private gatherings to public concerts and forums where hundreds of thousands of people participate. -- Quoted from the official website for International Day of Peace.

Some events near me (not to say too near need to use aeroplane to get to both venue...errk!)


Singapore

Malaysia

Little Rose thinks:
1) Start with the inner Peace. Have a peace of mind, heart and body. ~ PRAY for ourself to get it!
2) Share the peacefully heart and joy with others around us. ~ PRAY for others to experience it!
3) Make Peace with people that i have grudge with. ~ PRAY for forgiveness!
4) PRAY for the whole will be at PEACE! ~ NO War, NO Racism, NO Discrimination ..... 
5) Lets always be at PEACE!!

GOD Bless & PEACE Be With You~~~

With Love,
Little Rose

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