The Bharat Scouts and Guides celebrated International Day of Peace today as a commitment for year-round peaceful action.
The day is celebrated every year under the umbrella of the Messengers of Peace. This year’s function was held in a limited way with only a few members attending the programme due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The theme for this year was “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 Joint State Secretary of the Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides, W Lyngdoh, followed by a special message on peace by the organisation’s State Secretary, A Swer, and flying of peace lanterns in the evening. Online competitions on peace videos and peace slogans were also organised.
A tree planting drive was also conducted at the State Training Centre in Umtyngar on September 10.