On the occasion of 50 years of Independence and as part of the ongoing celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Government of Bangladesh will host a World Peace Conference on December 4 and 5 in Dhaka.
The conference aims at infusing further momentum into international peace diplomacy and initiatives in the backdrop of a deadly pandemic that has again brought the world together in a sobering reminder of the primacy of global peace, harmony and security.
World-renowned peace activists, writers, poets, singers and global civil figures have been invited to attend this Conference that aims to spread a peace message across the world and reaffirm the decision of the government of Bangladesh to become a model of peace in the world, following the path shown by its founding Father.
“I believe that with the conference, it’ll be possible to spread Bangabandhu’s outstanding contributions to the establishment of global peace and the welfare of humanity massively across the globe,” said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announcing her decision to hold the World Peace Conference in Dhaka.
“Bangabandhu Peace Award” will also be introduced and conferred for the first time during the Conference, following the example of other countries which have introduced such awards, like the “Gandhi Peace Prize” in India.
From Greece, the International Conference on Peace will be attended by the Indologist Professor and President of ELINEPA Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis, who will give a speech on “Bangabandhu’s Vision and Secularism” and by Mr. Iraklis Tsavadaridis, General Secretary and Executive Secretary of the World Peace Council, Greece.