World Peace Day 2011 was observed here on Wednesday by organising functions with school and college students.

Addressing a function at the Collectorate, Member of Legislative Council M. Sudhakar Babu underscored the need for promoting peace in the world which was elusive. He said peace was as important as development and said that development was not possible without peace.

He said society should pay attention to certain issues which caused troubles. District Revenue Officer Suryaprakash, District Educational Officer Venkata Subbaiah, Lions Club members — Abdul Salam, Nageswara Rao, Sivarama Goud — and others were present. Mr. Sudhakar Babu and other organisers administered oath to students.