Louisiana To Celebrate World Peace Day
Each year a day is set aside to promote the idea of a peaceful world, and since 1998 the state of Louisiana has held a program to draw attention to a peaceful existence.
Next Sunday, September 30 Memorial Hall at the Louisiana State Capitol will be where citizens will gather to hear music, singing and be a part of presentations about peace.
World Peace Day is celebrated internationally every October 1.
There are a group of people who work each year on the program, and their goal, they say, is to "promote peace in individuals, families, countries and nations.
The event will begin with a musical presentation of drums from SGI-New Orleans Jazz Taiko, and they will be joined by Hrilina Ramrakhiani and her dad Rajiv, as they performed a duet with each of them singing in a different language.
Several presentations will be made during the ceremony including from the following:
LSU International Cultural Center and Student Association President Subbah Mir
Dancing by the Episcopal High School Dance members
A performance from SGI-USA Ikeda Youth Ensemble
Legislative Youth Advisory Council President Madeline Malbrough of Houma Christian School
There will also be a candle lighting ceremony to urge peace.
Attendees will also be treated to essays, artwork and peace expressions from student that can be viewed that day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.