‘Colors of Peace’ Celebrates UN International Day of Peace

More than 5,000 peace-drawings from children of 128 countries including India were on display encircling the Colosseum in Rome from 20th to 29th September.

ROME / NEW YORK(TIP): Colors of Peace is the world’s largest exhibition of children’s peace-drawings from the most countries. This international event began three years ago in response to a call from the United Nations for communities worldwide to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace on September 21st (United Nations Resolution A/RES/36/67). Organised by the non-profit organisation Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run this exhibit represents children’s dreams for a better world. Children from Goa participated in this event by sending some inspiring paintings.

The artwork has been collected from school children who have participated in the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run as well as from partner non-profit organisations. Peace visionary Sri Chinmoy founded the Peace Run in New York in 1987.

Colors of Peace 2019 opened officially on 20th September with a special ceremony inside the Colosseum Arena. School children, state officials, ambassadors and diplomats from 27 countries, representatives of diverse religious faiths, and personalities from the world of culture and sport participated.

Special awards were presented to the winners of the Peace Movie Award 2019, an international competition launched by the Peace Run under the patronage of the Italian Ministries of Education, Universities and Research; and Cultural Heritage and Activities. This award seeks to promote a culture of peace by challenging children and young people in schools around the world to define and celebrate peace in video clips of no longer than thirty seconds. This year’s awards went to a school in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one in Indonesia.

Since its inception Colors of Peace has received the patronage of the President of the Italian Senate, the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic, the Presidency of the Council of Ministries for Equal Opportunities, Italian Ministries of Education, Universities and Research; and Cultural Heritage.

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