International Day of Peace Cultural Festival (Suriname)

YSP-Suriname held a Peace Culture Festival to commemorate the International Day of Peace. Whereby young people and a representative of a youth organization participated. The festival was held online, and it started with a presentation about the meaning of this day. Followed by the words about peace from the founder of IAYSP, known as Mother of Peace, and her husband, given by the Secretary-General of YSP Suriname, Ms. Silma Rotgans.

Through dance, songs, and poems presented by the members of YSP Suriname, the participants could enjoy the meaning and value of peace. Furthermore, a speech was then given by Prechand Angoelal, seventeen years old, about what peace meant to him. He said that peace means listening to your parents because they know so much more than you. He always struggled to control his anger and thought there was no other way to communicate with others, but he came to learn through YSP that you can relate to others through peace.

Afterward, Raul Rotgans, 19 years old, explained that peace for him means. He also stated that it must begin within the individual through mind-body unity, and from there, it will spread to the world. It finished with the dance ‘Let’s be filial’, in which all participants danced together. We all enjoyed the dance.