Day of Peace in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand - Approximately 200,000 students, teachers, and parents joined the “One Minute of Silence” campaign to commemorate the International Day of Peace in Thailand on September 21.

UPF-Thailand sent letters to more than 1,500 schools in Thailand asking the director of the school to read the International Day of Peace 2010 message of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the topic “Youth and Development” and the motto “Peace = Future.” In addition, we also asked the teachers and students to observe “One Minute of Silence” during the Flag Ceremony at 8:00 am and pray for Thailand’s efforts for peace and reconciliation.

More than 200 schools responded committing themselves to this observance. So far 71 schools sent photos to our UPF office.

The TV channels 5 and 7, owned by the Thai government, went to one prestigious school, Kasetsart University Laboratory School, to report on the day's observance and interview some elementary school students. More than 2,500 students and 200 teachers at that school commemorated the International Day of Peace.



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