Background: The International Day of Peace which is also known as World Peace Day is annually observed on 21 Sep. It is dedicated to world peace and condemning the wars and violence. The day was first celebrated in 1982 by many nations and political groups however in 2013 the day was dedicated by the Secretary General of the United Nations to Peace and Education. It was then observed every year to promote peace, avoid wars while keeping emphasize by UN to all nations for taking preventive measures to reduce wars.
Theme 2017: The theme for this year is
â€œTogether for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.â€
This year it focused on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. This year the day was also to show solidarity with refugees and migrants while highlighting the legitimate concerns of host communities. Ultimately, it is about bringing people together and recalling the resolve of the nations to save human lives and dignity.
Peace Walk By SHARP Karachi
No matter that the different countries, nations, groups and organizations mark this day in different manners but the objective is same for all. So in this respect, keeping in mind the theme of the year and message of the day, SHARP Karachi office organized a peace walk with school children.
The walk was organized on 21st September 2107. It started at 11am and lasted about 2pm. The starting point was the main Gate of Governor House Sindh whereÂ the participantsÂ gathered and started walk. The walk ended at Karachi Press Club. Â Students of Bright Future School, their staff and SHARP Staff warmly participated in the walk. Â The participants were carrying banners and play cards in support of promoting peace and education while chanted slogans in favour of peace and condemning terrorism.