Every year, World Peace Day is celebrated on 21 September. The main purpose of celebrating this day is that peace should be maintained among all the countries and citizens at the international level and efforts should be made for this.
Through this day, the message of peace is propagated and spread among countries and citizens around the world. The white pigeon is considered a messenger of peace. Therefore, on the occasion of World Peace Day, the message of peace is given by blowing white pigeons.
In order to maintain peace between all the countries and people of the world, the United Nations had announced to celebrate World Peace Day in 1981.
This is the reason that World Peace Day was celebrated for the first time in 1982. From 1982 to 2001, the third Tuesday of September was celebrated as World Peace Day, but from 2002 it started being celebrated on 21 September.
Former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru gave 5 basic mantras for peace in the world. They are also known as 'Panchsheel's principles'. According to them, it was said to maintain and respect each other's territorial integrity for establishing peace in the world.
International Peace Day, ie World Peace Day, is started by ringing the bell of UN peace at the United Nations Headquarters (New York). On one side of this bell it is written that peace in the world should always be maintained.
This bell is made from donated coins of children from all continents except Africa. The special thing is that it was given by the United National Association of Japan as a gift.
On the occasion of International Peace Day, the message of peace is given by blowing white pigeons in every country of the world. These pigeons are symbols of peace that spread the principles of 'Panchsheel' around the world.
This tradition of flying white pigeons has been going on since ancient times. Pigeons are considered birds of calm nature. This is the reason why it has been made a symbol of peace and harmony.