World Peace Day or International Day of Peace is celebrated on 21 September every year across the world. It is believed that peace is very important in life, without peace there is no basis for life. By the way, it is done for the purpose of celebrating World Peace Day or International Peace Day, to stop the war, to stop the peace. The purpose of celebrating World Peace Day is to establish peace in the country and among the citizens of the country, to put viral on the war between the countries. On World Peace Day, the United Nations has appointed eminent personalities from the arts to literature, music, cinema, and sports as peacemakers to spread the message of peace around the world.
History of world peace day
The purpose of celebrating World Peace Day is to maintain peace among the countries. For this, the United Nations had announced to celebrate World Peace Day in 1981. After this, World Peace Day was celebrated for the first time in 1982. Every year from 1982 to 2001, the third Tuesday of September was celebrated as World Peace Day, but from 2002 it was celebrated on 21 September.
Peace bells are rung on world peace day
Peace bells are rung at the United Nations in New York on World Peace Day. On one side of this bell, it is written that peace should always prevail in the world. The specialty of this bell is that it is made from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa. It was gifted by the United National Association of Japan.
India’s mantra for world peace
On World Peace Day, former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru gave 5 basic mantras to maintain peace. This is also known as the ‘Principle of Panchsheel’. In order to establish peace in the world, it was said to maintain and respect each other’s territorial integrity.
Why are pigeons flown on World Peace Day?
The dove is considered a symbol of peace. Therefore, pigeons are flown from place to place to give the message of peace. The tradition of flying pigeons has been going on since ancient times. Pigeon is considered a calm nature bird. This is the reason why it has been made a symbol of peace and harmony.
What is the theme of this year’s World Peace Day?
The United Nations General Assembly has declared International Day of Peace as a day dedicated to strengthening the ideals of peace through 24-hour non-violence and ceasefire.