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Peace through art

December 15, 2017

Rawalpindi: Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Lalazar Senior Section conducted a special programme on Peace Through Art, says a press release.

Ideas of world peace were portrayed through different performances. Students narrated speeches and read beautiful poems emphasising the need to minimise violence. They shared ideas on advocating pacifism through finding common goals of peace and sustainability.

A group of students dressed up as followers of different faiths around the globe presented a tableau on acceptance of all religions. It was a beautiful sight to see the idea of Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and others singing in the hopes of brotherhood and harmony.

To show how differences in everyone’s unique cultures can be a way of appreciation and inclusion as opposed to differences, groups of Citizens of the World clad in their vibrant national dresses rejoiced together on rhythmic tunes. The Turkish Sufis swirled, the jubilant Punjabis danced on Bhangra, the Polish and Germans performed their traditional dances to form beautiful group formations, the Chinese group danced gracefully in their bright costumes, and Kashmiris also danced on their soft music.

The second last part of the performance had girls and boys dressed up in white lighting up candles on the song ‘Light a Candle for Peace’. The final performance of the day was on a beautiful song sung by two students with a guitar also emphasising the choice of the path that leads to peace.

Thanking the audience and appreciating the students Section Head, Farah Badar said that religion was one important factor in bringing people closer to one another, culture being the other. She said that when people start embracing each other’s differences along with the similarities, peace was bound to prevail.