The 23rd Peace Tour of IWPG Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim,
the Hope of Youths
At the Designation Ceremony of HWPL Peace Academy
- Ramagya School in India
Since the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Israel was designated as the first HWPL Peace Academy, more schools in Albania, Kosovo and India made decisions to integrate Peace Education which covers activities for the cessation of wars and achievement of peace as part of their curriculum and held HWPL Peace Academy designation ceremonies.
The Next Generation’s Leaders of World Peace
21 December, 2015, Nam Hee Kim, the chairwoman of IWPG, attended the HWPL Peace Academy designation ceremony in New Delhi where 5 schools including Ramagya School were announced HWPL Peace Academies. Kim, who has argued over many accounts that peace must be educated at homes and schools, was appointed an honorary board member of Ramagya School.
At the event where over 1,300 of leaders of India’s education, teachers and students gathered, Kim conveyed her thoughts saying, “Ramagya has been made the world’s best school, and you are truly blessed as students… I look forward to seeing your future endeavors knowing that, after being guided by great teachers, growing in peace and safety, you will lead peace not just in India but worldwide.”
Monument Stipulates the Role of Entities in Peace Education
Along with the designation ceremony, there was the unveiling event of the Monument to the Declaration of World Peace on the school grounds of Ramagya School. The monument stipulates the role of different groups such as the political sector, women and youth that each play a pivotal role in peace education.
Chairman of Ramagya School Sanjay Gupta, who planned the school’s designation as an HWPL Peace Academy, told the audience, “I hope our students will become the next generation’s peace leaders of India with conscience for peace through the peace education.” As more schools joined the trend of peace education, Samsara School, Jaypee School, Ahlcon Public School, and Noida International University were also designated as HWPL Peace Academies.
Humanity and Spirituality – the Core Values that Lead the World to Peace
22 December, Chairwoman Kim of IWPG attended the 7th World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spiritualityat Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi upon the invitation of Mr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, Chairman of SREI Foundation.At the Confluence, Kim said, “humanity and spirituality drive individuals, move organized societies, and serve as the core values that lead the world to peace.” She added, “Without peace, we cannot hope to fulfill humanity, spirituality or anything else.”