Tehran’s Milad tower on Thursday hosted a ceremony to commemorate the International Day of Peace.
The ceremony was attended by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Iran Gary Lewis as well as the ambassadors of Japan, India and Pakistan in Tehran.
During the event, the participants sent paper cranes as an international symbol for peace to air.
Further, a number of Iranian and non-Iranian children formed a friendship circle outside the tower to convey a message of peace and friendship to the world.
The director of Milad tower’s conference hall Hamed Biazar announced that the event is aimed to send a message of peace to the world.
‘This is the second consecutive year that the Iranians’ message of peace and friendship is conveyed to the world from Tehran’s Milad tower, hoping for a world free of violence’, He added.
‘As a national monument and the sixth tallest tower in the world, Milad tower is the best place to convey the message and today we are delighted to join hands with the children from around the world to announce it.’
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace.