Monday, November 18, 2019

[IWPG] A World of Peace Drawn by Children: "2nd International Peace-Love Drawing Competition"


[IWPG] A World of Peace Drawn by Children: "2nd International Peace-Love Drawing Competition"

On sunny October 10th, IWPG (International Women's Peace Group; Chairwoman Mrs. Hyunsook Yoon) hosted its "2nd International Peace-Love Drawing Competition" at the Nurikum Square Building in Seoul.

The competition was held to spread a culture of peace throughout the world for world peace. More than 6500 students from 41 cities in 30 countries participated in each city under the theme "Cessation of War, Handwritten Peace Letters, Love for Nation and Peace, and Eradication of Weapons."

In this article, I want to share quotes and pictures of participants including the chairwoman of IWPG and children.

VIPs and children who were awarded for their pictures
Mrs. Hyunsook Yoon. Chairwoman of IWPG : 

"There is a thing I find regrettable in this international event—that children and youth in North Korea were not able to join us. I am confident that if all youth across the globe have a great yearning for it, and our hope for peace touches heaven, we will be able to see the day when children and youth from the North take part in the event together with us. I promise that the IWPG will pour its efforts into realizing a world of peace on the drawing papers to ensure that they do not simply remain as drawings and also to make the event even better next year."

Mr. Soon-kyu Hwang. Vice-chair of Board of Directors of Korean Fine Arts Association :

"Young children and youth are the key players who will lead the achievement of world peace. That is why it is all the more crucial that we teach them a culture of peace via drawings. Education on the culture of peace that enlightens people worldwide and brings together religions and nations should be done under the slogan, ‘We are one!'"

Children who awarded for the prize
Ms. Ha-eun Yoon. Grand prize winner :

"I believe that we have a deep yearning for peace and consider it important because words like “war” and “conflict” exist. For wars to cease, what we need are peace and unification. Hence, I drew a pure white dove, able to fly freely to anywhere in the world, carrying a rainbow-colored hope and delivering a message of peace to all the people tormented by war."

Mr. Lee-hyang Chun. Director of Center for Hongik Filial Piety, Loyalty, Proprieties, and Culture : 

"I believe that the majority of the people dream of building a world free of wars and that the children have sown the seed to make it a reality through these drawings. I think that when the seed grows, blossoms, and bears fruit, that would be the time when the world becomes a peaceful place."

As a member of HWPL Supporters One, I wish for a peaceful world that children dream of to come true soon in the near future :)


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