September 21st was the International Day of Peace. It is organized by the United Nations and celebrated all over the world. 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.
On September 21st the Miri Piri Academy students, teachers and staff participated in the International Day of Peace Celebration to give Mother Earth their blessings for world peace. Their participation was included on the official UN Day of Peace listing of events. First, everyone joined together to make the HUMAN FLAG OF PEACE, Roerich Pact, 1935. The International Symbol of Peace composed by three circles surrounded by another bigger circle. The meaning of this symbol is the UNION of Art, Science and Spirituality. The union of these three elements gives the chance to create a Culture of Peace. This ancient symbol was redrawn by the Russian Artist Nikolai Roerich who was one of the major promoters of the international Peace Pact in 1935.
When the symbol was ready everyone meditated, specifically for peace, as taught by the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan, who was always very involved in the promotion of peace around the world and instituted his own Peace Prayer Day celebration.
After wards students recited poetry on peace in their native languages, which included Mandarin, Dutch, German, Spanish and Russian. This was followed by a painting activity where each student could draw his or her own interpretation of peace on a 12”X12” square canvas.
According to the Principal of Academics, Kirandeep Kaur, the spirit of this day was for Miri Piri Academy students and staff to express their creative energy and to give all their love, blessings and prayers to their home and environment, mother earth.