BD to hold World Peace Conference on Dec 4-5
Bangladesh will hold the "World Peace Conference" on December 4 and 5 as part of the ongoing celebration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
According to the Foreign Ministry on Saturday, the government is not planning to invite any head of state or government to the conference, rather the government will gather world-renowned peace activists, writers, poets, singers and global civil society figures to promote the culture of peace and tolerance.
"We have decided to hold the conference in the month of victory, and we are hopeful to make it in-person," Foreign Minister earlier told the reporters.
He said that the "Bangabandhu Peace Award" would be introduced and conferred during the conference. Many countries introduced such awards after the name of
their father of the nation, like Gandhi Peace Prize in India.
However, a national committee headed by Speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury has already been formed to organize the peace conference successfully.
At the conference, a special discussion would be held on the life of Bangabandhu as Bangladesh is now a model of peace following the path shown by its founding father, according to the Foreign Ministry.
The ministry said the aim of the conference is spreading peace across the globe,Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is spreading the peace message across the world, which is the "culture of peace."