Italy 16 December: Rome
Peace Drawings Exhibtion at Chamber of Deputies
It was an honor for Peace Run together with the Association "I Colori per la Pace di Sant'Anna di Stazzema" to bring the aspirations for Peace of the children of the world to the prestigious rooms of the Chamber of Deputies which hosted the exhibition "Colors of Peace ”At the Sala del Cenacolo in the Chamber of Deputies. The exhibition was open to the public from 6 to 17 December displays the peace drawings of children from 135 countries representing 5 continents. The present initiative that follows the exhibition at the Colosseum Archeological Park on the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September 2020 was presented on 16 December with a strictly institutional event, in compliance with the health protocols in force. To do the honors the President of the Chamber of Deputies Hon. Roberto Fico. The event was attended by among others Emmanuel Charles Minister Counselor of the Republic of Haiti (the last nation to add the drawings of their children to Colors of Peace), the Deputy Hon. Umberto Buratti, Daria Pushkova Director of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Rome, Giovanni Parapini Rai Director for Social Affairs, Carlo Fontana Director of TGR RAI. The ceremony was also the occasion to introduce, in the joint name of Peace Run and the I Colori per la Pace Association, the proposal to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace in 2022 in the Chamber of Deputies. Special thanks to the President Hon. Roberto Fico for supporting the initiative, to the Secretariat of the Presidency and to the Hon. Umberto Buratti.
The President of the Chamber of Deputies Hon. Roberto Fico welcomes the guests with a deep and touching talk.
Antonio Giannellli, the President of I Colori per la Pace di Stazzema and a great friend of the Peace Run introduces the exhibition.
Mr. Carlo Fontana from RAI (Italian National Broadcasting Television) speaks about the importance of the project.
The President of Peace Run Italy shares with the guests the history of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, the collaboration between the two associations and the vision to promote the UN International Day of Peace.
The President of the Chamber of Deputies Hon. Roberto Fico receives the Peace Run Torch from the President of Peace Run Italy.
The President of the Chamber of Deputies Hon. Roberto Fico poses with the book "Peace-Blossoms-Fragrance", a collection of 700 Peace poems written by the founder of the Peace Run Sri Chinmoy.