International Day of Peace celebrated in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, Sep 21: The Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides celebrated the International Day of Peace on Monday.

This day is also celebrated every year under the umbrella of Messengers of Peace to make a commitment day for year-round peace actions. 

This year the International Day of Peace was celebrated at the State Headquarters with only a few members attending the programme. 

The theme for this year is “Shaping Peace Together” by spreading compassion, kindness and hope especially in the face of the pandemic.

The programme included a Prayer for Peace by the Jt. State Secretary of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides, W. Lyngdoh followed by a Special Message on Peace by the State Secretary, Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides, A. Swer and flying of Pace Lanterns in the evening. 

Online competitions on peace videos and peace slogans were also organised.

Tree plantations were also held at the State Training Centre, Umtyngar on  September 10 (Pachmarhi Day) to mark the inauguration of the International Day of Peace 2020.