06 August 2012
Global Indian International School :: Newsletter
Newsletter Vol. 353
Peace & Humanity Day
We gather to send a message to encourage all people to hold hands with those whose beliefs, viewpoints, and cultures may be different from their own in order to promote peace and harmony worldwide.
Peace education is about helping students to understand and manage conflict in their own lives and from a greater perspective learning how peace is fostered both nationally and internationally.
The atomic bomb dropping on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 was the last live use of nuclear weapons in history. After 67 years of this destruction Peace and Harmony week is observed globally starting 3rd August, dedicated to the memories of the bomb s direct and indirect victims.
GIIS Surat observed Peace & Humanity Day today and in an endeavour to sensitize the community the students from Classes two to six led a Peace March from School to the housing societies of Chalthan.
The day was marked with various activities focused towards peace. The students of classes one and two created beautiful white doves as a symbol of peace while the children of classes three and four planted Asiatic white lilies that depict peace.
The children of classes five and six wrote peace letters to world leaders, Chief Ministers, parents and friends urging them to maintain peace and harmony in the world. Teachers undertook a resolution that they would break the chain of gossip if anyone got into the act.
Ms. Pushpy Dutt, Principal, GIIS Surat urged one and all to maintain peace & harmony.
Planting white lilies depicting Peace
Making white doves; symbol of peace
Peace drive in the city of Surat
GIIS Surat pledges to make the world
a better place
GIIS East Coast