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Students learn the importance of racial equality for international peace

Apeejay’s IB school in Delhi organised a thoughtful activity for students to learn to appreciate people of all skin colours



The students and teachers of Apeejay School International (ASI), South Delhi, came together to celebrate the International Day of Peace. In line with this year’s theme “End racism. Build peace”, the ASI community engaged in an interesting activity where they created a painting with impressions of their palms dipped in different shades of skin colour.

The idea behind the activity was to recognise and celebrate every race, no matter their skin tone, in a spirit to do away with racial discrimination and promote equality. The students were taught about how each of them played a role in fostering peace, tackling racism being a crucial aspect of it.

An IB curriculum school, ASI makes sure to nurture a culture of inclusivity among students and encourages them to stand tall in making the globe a better place to live. On the occasion of International Day of Peace, the students were made to realise that peace is a noble and necessary pursuit and that we are all equal despite our differences.

The International Day of Peace or World Peace Day is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on September 21. The day was first celebrated in 1981.

As part of this year’s theme, the UN General Assembly devoted the day to strengthening ideals of peace by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The theme was chosen in the wake of global conflicts, race-based discrimination, and hate speech, to promote compassion and empathy. 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.