UN recognised World Interfaith Harmony Week concludes in Ludhiana

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The “World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023”, an event recognised by the United Nations (UN) , concluded at SCD Government College, Ludhiana on 16 February.

An overview of the news

  • The World Interfaith Harmony Week 2023 was organised by Team 1699 in association with NGO Cityneeds.

  • Punjab Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains called upon the youth to spread the message of peace, love and harmony and stand up for the welfare of the society.

  • More than 65 percent of the population in India is below 35 years of age. No other country in the world has such a large population of young adults.

  • This generation has immense potential to spread love and unity which can bring revolutionary change in the society.

  • Religious leaders and followers of Buddhism, Valmiki Samaj, Jainism, Christianity, Muslim, Hindu and Sikhism participated in the activities during the World Interfaith Harmony Week.

About World Interfaith Harmony Week

  • World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010.

  • It is organised every year in the first week of February.

  • The week, initiated to promote culture, peace and non-violence, was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations in 2010.

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