September 8, 2021, 2:11 PM

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Nagpur-based India Peace Centre, which is a non-profit organisation established in 1988, will be conducting an All India Speech Competition on September 21 to celebrate International Peace Day. The International Day of Peace is celebrated to commemorate the day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

Every year, India Peace Centre organises a peace cycling rally to observe the day but this year, keeping the pandemic in mind, the online speech competition on the theme of peace will be organised.

Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal, Director, India Peace Centre

Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal, Director, India Peace Centre

Explaining about the event, the coordinator and the acting Director of India Peace Centre Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal, said, “Entries are invited from resident Indians of all ages. The topic for the preliminary round is 'What Constitutes Peace in the Indian Context.' The participants must submit an audio recording of the duration of 3 minutes, through the following upload link: The speech may be in Hindi or English. There is no entry fee."

Dr Rawal added: “The entry must be submitted before September 14, 2021. A team of jury will scrutinize the entries and will select top ten entries. The selected participants will be given another topic related to peace and they will get a chance to present their speech at the grand finale on September 21 using the Zoom platform. The details will be shared with the participants via email. The grand finale will be open to public on registration."

Dr Rawal further added, “All selected participants will get a certificate of participation; the winner and the three runners-up will be awarded the certificate of achievement. This is a great opportunity for the participants to express their views on creating a more peaceful society. It will also help participants to hone their oratory skills.”

The entire process will be handled by Nagpur Toastmasters Club, which will screen entries, provide all technical support and will also act as the jury for the event. For further details, one can send an email at

India Peace Centre works primarily towards causes related to child and youth gevelopment, gender, water, employment, human rights, health, energy and environment, specially-abled, minority, governance, art and culture, and agriculture. The primary focus area of the organisation is promoting interfaith dialogue and addressing global warming, nuclear disarmament, ecological and environmental concerns.

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