HAILAKANDI, Sept 23 - The schools and madrassas of Hailakandi district celebrated the International Day of Peace on Saturday.
The celebration was held at Panchgram Town High School, Katlicherra Girls� High School, GCRBM High School, Indramani Public High School, Rangauti Girls� High School, 887 no. Ratakandi Algatilla LP SCT, JCHS School, GVM HS School and 745 no. Sashimohan LP School.
Students recited poetry, sung peace songs as well as performed dances and skits. Special assembly, seminar, peace talk, oath-taking, screen show and rallies were also held.
Students presented their views on the importance of maintaining peace and harmony in the society and laid stress on how each and everyone can play an important role in achieving it.
�There is an extreme need to promote peace and values. The best way is through education. I hope that peace reaches everywhere in our beloved country and the rest of the world,� said Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha.
�I am sure that children who staged such shows of peace will become ambassadors of peace and will make our society more harmonious,� added Jha.
It may be mentioned here that the International Day of Peace, or �Peace Day�, was announced in 1981 by the United Nations and is celebrated every year on September 21. It provides a globally observed date for all to make a commitment to peace and work together for a more unified, tolerant and compassionate global culture.