Staff Reporter

Exhibits cover barriers to peace, religion and peace, role of nations, and self-mastery

“Children’s dreams for peace” features essays, poems and artwork

NEW DELHI: In these terror-stricken times when the world is struggling to maintain peace and stability, St. Francis De Sales School at Janakpuri here is hosting an exhibition on the theme “Building a culture of peace for the children of the world” in the last week of July.

The exhibition, that was inaugurated at the United Nations Public Lobby and has since travelled to many parts of the world, is being organised and presented by Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG), the Indian affiliate of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist network that promotes peace, culture and education through personal change and social contribution.

The exhibits celebrate the limitless potential of an individual to build peace in today’s world, and demonstrate ways in which everyday people, not only governments or diplomats, can contribute to peace.

The exhibition brings together the ideas and examples of scores of people, organisations and movements dedicated to opening a path to lasting peace.

The exhibits will cover different themes, such as barriers to peace; religion and peace; role of nations; and self-mastery.

There is also a separate special component titled “Children’s dreams for peace” featuring essays, poems and artwork that poignantly express the kids’ desire to inherit and live in a peaceful world.

To drive home the message of peace, video shows will also be held. Some of the animation films are based on children’s stories written by SGI president Daisaku Ikeda.

The exhibition will be mounted for three days starting July 26.