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GCU Lahore students dedicate ‘Peace Wall’ to UN




LAHORE: On the occasion of 70 years completion of the United Nations, the students from Lahore’s Government College University (GCU) painted the peace wall to express solidarity with the UN.

The wall was painted by Fine Arts students of GCU Lahore. The theme of this peace wall was ‘Peace and Education.”

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A student from GCU said that their department decided this theme because Pakistan needs these two things ‘Education and Peace.’

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“Peace, Equality, and Education gives a better society, that’s why, we painted this wall with UN signs and slogans,” said the student.

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Earlier, an Iranian venture called the ‘Wall of Kindness’ had also emerged in Islamabad and Gujranwala.

In Islamabad, the wall had been created by the students of International Islamic University whereas in Gujranwala it has been setup on the Sui Gas Road by the local youngsters.

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The wall first appeared in the Iranian city Mashhad in December last year after which the idea spread like a fire in various other countries.

The wall has previously been setup in Karachi, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta, and Sahiwal.

The idea of the initiative is to provide clothes, shoes, and other necessary items to the poor who do not ask for it otherwise and are quite hesitant.

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Few hooks and hangers are fixed onto the wall on which the people hang their used belongings. The needy ones visit the wall and take pieces of their choice.

A slogan written on the wall “Donate everything for helpless people” motivates the nation to take part in the great cause.




 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.