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Joint Celebration at TPM: Land Mine Awareness and Sport for Peace

peace and sportThis week, on April 6th 2015, the TPM held a joint celebration to observe the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and Sport for Development and Peace.

War veterans, athletes and members of a number of federations gathered at the peace museum to discuss peace in relation to these two special occasions.  Participants spoke about the connection between sport and peace and how international events, such as the Olympic games, nurture international understanding and peace.  A discussion also took place about how war in this world can seriously affect such sporting events.

The event also outlined the outstanding progress which has been made in successfully demining the occupied areas from the Iran-Iraq War. Participants also discussed the need for the eradication of landmines globally.

At the end of the ceremony, guests were invited to come together and, holding white plates symbolizing peace, a memorial photo was taken to mark this special joint celebration.

To see the pictures of this event click here.