'World Peace Flame' comes to Bengaluru

Last Updated 24 January 2015, 21:29 IST

 Bengaluru became the first city in the country on Saturday to be a part of “World Peace Flame.”

The “World Peace Flame” is an international initiative to spread the message of peace which is symbolised by the lighting of an eternal flame.

As part of the event, as many as 400 students from 14 different schools in the City took part in an elaborate show, organised by the Bangalore Peace Project. The event showcased various talent of children in dancing, singing, etc.

Students from the Delhi Public School, East, St Paul’s English School, JP Nagar, Mitra Academy, Arakere, Presidency School, etc, took part of in the programme.

The event aims to unite schools and professionals to join hands in a series of events to achieve the “common goal of peace.”   

Since 1998

The World Peace Flame has been burning since 1998 and has travelled to several cities across the world as a symbol of “peace, unity, freedom and celebration.”

Speaking at the programme, Andreas, a member of the World Peace Flame Foundation, spoke about India’s very own symbol of peace and non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi. He said that he was extremely happy being in Bengaluru and visiting the City.

Yaseen Haleem and Shashank L, two class 9 students from Sherwood High School, Bannerghatta Road, who took part in the programme, said that they were were delighted for having an opportunity to participate in the programme.

“This is the first time that we participated in the event and it was something very different and unique. Apart from realising the importance of peace and harmony, we also had enough fun. The event was a great learning experience for all the students,” added Yaseen.

(Published 24 January 2015, 21:29 IST)

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