May 19 – Taken at Lahore, Peace Center

Symphony of Peace prayers 2013 was organized by the United Religions Initiative Pakistan and Peace Center, Lahore, on 19th May, 2013 at Peace Center, Lahore Pakistan. Muhammad Imran Tiwana, T.V. Producer was the Chief Guest. Ch. Zubair Ahmed Farooq, Global Trustee and Mr. Shafqat Jalal from Sialkot were the Guest of honor. Members of Wake-CC and ABC4ALL-CC and School children participated. The program was started with interfaith prayers. Miss Nida led prayer in Christian faith and Ch. Zubair Ahmed Farooq in Muslim faith. Mr. Yuel Bhatti, Executive Secretary, URI Pakistan introduces and reflects the history the SOPP 2013. Today at Fuji Mountain, Japan around 10,000 peoples gathered in grand ceremony from all over the world all cultures and faiths are praying for world peace and pray for each country with their countries flags. Said SOPP 20 13 is organized by Byakko Shinko Kai, The World Peace Prayer Society and The Goi Peace Foundation, Japan . Fr Dr. James Channan OP and Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad in previous years attended this event at Japan. We organized symbolic event here in Pakistan for solidarity. Every year we organized such events hear in Pakistan. In Morning in many Churches prayers were offered for solidarity prayers with Japan. He said, that Fr. James Channan OP, Regional Coordinator and Director of Peace Center is busy this time in another event at Multan he will also offered SOPP over there. Mr. Yuel also reflects some high lights and achievements regarding URI great work for spreading URI PPP. Sr. Sabina Rifat, Coordinator Women Wing read out message of Ms. Masami Saionji, Chairperson Byakko Shinko Kai, The World Peace Prayer Society and the Goi Peace Foundation. Japan. She also extended warm Welcome to all the Guests and especially who came first time in the program she also reflects some high lights of Women Wing and URI achievements. Ch. Zubair Ahmed Farooq said that it great day that today we are contacted with world for celebration of SOPP in Pakistan. He also said in the second world when atom bombs were blast for this violence many lives for suffered and atom effects remained for many years in the past. So it is great memory for the victims as well. URI Pakistan condemned such kind of violence we pray for the world peace and specially May Peace Prevail in Pakistan and all over the world. The students of ABC4ALL SCHOOL, Lahore, Samreen Iqbal, Atyia Sagar , Sarfraz Iqbal and Anum Riaz, teacher sings a touching peace song. While students also present peace poster presentation and Sarfraz Iqbal recite prayer. May Peace prevail in our heart and mind! May Peace prevail in our families! May Peace Prevail in our Society! But Peace Begins with me. May Peace Prevail in Pakistan! May Peace Prevail on Earth! The presentation was admired by the audience. Sr. Sabina Rifat recite beautiful touché poems from her book. ( Loori Dil Dukhati hai ) Samereen Iqbal led the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis Assisi. All joined by standing. Sehrash Yousaf recite beautiful peace poem. At the end Flag ceremony was held with Country flags Sr,Sabina Rifat and Yuel Bhatti prayed for each country. Muhammad Imran Tiwan, Chief Guest said that this is first time I attended URI’s event. Spiritually I am very much impressed to be the part of this event and connected with whole world. There is great need of such events. in Pakistan. We are facing so many challenges such as poverty, lack of education, frustration, injustice and violence is on peak. Together we can make difference. I pray for world peace and May the coming new Government may come over challenges which we are facing. I am very much impressed with students of school presentation. Ch. Zubair Ahmed Farooq presents some Magazine (UMNG) and broacher of URI to Mr.Imran and Students also present a Peace Card as Souvenir. This event was concluded with refreshment.

Yuel Bhatti
Executive Secretary URI Pakistan.

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