Monday, May 18, 2009

"Stars for Global Peace" event.



 "Stars for Global Peace" event.

"Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is
mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the
ingenuity of man."
Gandhi
On the occasion of Environment Day on 5th June 2009, a group ofamateur
astronomers and astronomy groups world wide have planned a unique
event of having Candle Lights under Star Lights. Called Stars for
Global Peace, this is an event to promote Global Harmony and Peace.
It has attracted participants from several countries world wide from
Brazil in the West to New Zealand in the East. All these countries
including Uruguay , India, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Oman would gather
in the evening of 5th June - World Environment Day at a designated
venues like near the river bed, memorial areas, school compounds,
public gardens, places of workshop, malls etc. They will light candles
under star light and spread the word on equality and peace amongst
each other. Telescopes would be put up each venue where visitors would
get a chance to view the celestial objects. These viewers will realize
that earth is the only planet that can provide us with a place to
live. If we do not continue to live in peace and harmony, we would not
be able to survive.
A blown up globe of UNAWE program would be pass hands of groups of
children to let them understand more about Universe and the world we
live in.
Groups of each participating countries would contact each other on
phone, video or web conference during the event and spread the
messageof peace. Youngsters will play music and songs dedicated to
worldpeace. Artists shall display paintings and sculptures depicting
peaceduring the event. In some of the countries, efforts are being
made toinvite scientists, actors, sport persons, and celebrities
together atthe venue. Media persons would be invited to the venue and
briefedabout the purpose behind this program.
The object is to unite the strength of individuals and make peace
agreater reality for future generations.
The event will comply with the goals of IYA2009 as endorsed by the
United Nations. The event is supported by StarPeace, Astronomers
Without Borders and UNAWE program.

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