Archive for April, 2015

20th World Peace Conference – Peace Pole Planting – Kunool, A.P., India

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

On January 14, 2015, during the 20th World Peace Conference Sri Balasai Baba made his annual offerings to the poor and needy in the southern part of India in district of Kurnool, A.P.

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Sewing machines were distributed to financially distressed women, tricycles were given to the physically challenge and other service were performed in the presence of national and state ministers of India.’

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On this occasion a peace pole and a certificate by the World Peace Prayer Society, N.Y. USA were bestowed to him acknowledging and honoring his outstanding accomplishments as to the free service in health care and education to the ill-fated in the southern part of India for more than 30 years.

Detlef Angermeier
Munich, Germany

Girl Scout Troop sell cookies for Peace! San Marcos, California – USA

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

May 31st, 2013

On May 31, 2013, Girl Scouts from Troop #4446, San Marcos, CA presented a Peace Pole to their school, Carrillo Elementary.  The Peace Pole was inspired by many hours of research, brainstorming, interviewing and selling lots of Girl Scout cookies.

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The troop had been working on their Bronze Award Project, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve, since October 2012.  They were inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, a leader and humanitarian, to work on a project that would embrace change and make a difference in their school and community.

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The Girl Scouts decided on a 8 foot tall Peace Pole as their gift to Carrillo Elementary.  The languages represented on the Peace Pole: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew and Persian, were chosen to reflect the cultural background of the Girl Scout troop, their community and the creator of the Peace Pole.  If they had space, they would have chosen all 6,500 languages spoken in the world to be recognized on their Peace Pole.

Girl Scouts May Peace Prevail On Earth

The Girl Scouts hope that their Peace Pole will bring people of all faiths, backgrounds and culture to embrace the universal message of Peace.  They feel that having a Peace Pole at their school will inspire students, parents, staff, visitors and the community to spread the message of peace everywhere they go.  The Girls Scouts of Troop 4446 believe that if we all work together, we can change our community and our world to make it a better place.

Since the dedication ceremony in 2013, Girl Scouts from Troop #4446 have visited the site to plant water wise plants to beautify the Peace Pole.

Thank you.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Christina Williams, Girl Scout Leader, Troop #4446

Eight language Peace Pole for MLK Day at Oriole Elementary School, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida – USA

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

January 19, 2015

The Peace Pole planting dedication ceremony took place in conjunction with the Peace Garden, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Oriole Elementary School, Lauderdale Lakes, FL; facilitated through the  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grant and with more than 150 in attendance.

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Those in attendance included the mayor, vice-mayor, city commissioners and staff of Lauderdale Lakes; President of Broward College North Campus and staff;  General Manager and Supervisors of Home Depot-Oakland Park Store; Assistant Principal and staff of Oriole Elementary School and the President and members of Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

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The Peace Pole in 8 languages is the home to 600 students from several different countries.

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May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Vicki B. Flournoy, Principal
Dr. Ingrid Osgood, Assistant Principal
Submitted by:  Luwando Wright-Hines