Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · On the Road with The Peace Gong
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

On the Road with The Peace Gong

First Sounded in Bali on December 31, 2002, the Peace Gong Continues to 'Ring' Around the World.


Bali News: On the Road with The Peace Gong
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/22/2004)

The World Peace Gong was first rung at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2002, by Indonesia's President Megawati Soekarnoputri and Vice-President Hamzah Haz to symbolically usher in a new era of peace following the horrific terrorist bombing in Bali that occurred just two months earlier.

Echoing its call for peace, that Gong has traveled the globe and been used to open important international meetings, reminding the citizens of the world of the urgent need for peace and brotherhood. Continuing that journey, the Gong will travel to Geneva on February 5, 2004, where it will be sounded to mark the opening of the Second Global Summit on Peace and then make its way to New York where it will be used to help open the annual session of the United Nation's General Assembly.

Spreading the Message of Peace

To help sound the gong of peace, replicas of the World Peace Gong are now in production with plans to install them initially in five major cities of the world, namely, New York, Washington D.C., Beijing, New Delhi and Geneva. Eventually, the initiators of the World Peace Gong project hope to have gongs in 10 cities by 2005 and in 218 countries around the world by 2015.

A Gong Rich in Symbolism

Each of the World Peace Gongs is decorated with a peace flower and the name "Gong Perdamaian Dunia" - it's name in Bahasa Indonesia to identify its birthplace. The edge of each gong will bear religious symbols from 10 of the world's great religions: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Khonghuchu, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, and Hindu Dharma from Bali. The Gong will also feature a symbolic representation of the planet earth to remind the world that we all share a common home.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go
27-Year Old Australian Man Standing Trial in April 2014 Hijacking Scare on a Bali-Bound Virgin Australia Flight
(10/31/2014)
Now, Let us Pray
Religious Affair Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin Proposes Legislation to End Religious Persecution in Indonesia
(10/31/2014)
Bali's Man at the Presidential Palace
A.A. Gede Ngurah Puspayoga is Sole Balinese Named to Joko Widodo's Presidential Cabinet
(10/31/2014)
Vox Populi in Bali
Province of Bali Introduces Monthly Open Forum to Allow Citizens to Voice Criticism and Recommendations to Provincial Officials
(10/31/2014)
Conned by Condotels?
Marketer and Developer of Swiss-Belhotel Bali Condotel Project in Bali Being Sued by Unhappy Purchasers
(10/31/2014)
When Governments Fail to Act
Bankruptcy of Kintamani Restaurants Blamed on Bad Governance
(10/31/2014)
Arief Yahya Named Indonesia's Minister of Tourism
President Joko Widodo Picks Telkom CEO to be Indonesia's Tourism Czar
(10/31/2014)
Christmas Holiday Start for AirAsia X Bali-Melbourne Service
Indonesia AirAsia X to Start Flights Five Times Each Week Bali-Melbourne on December 26, 2014
(10/31/2014)
Tourism Drawing Lines in the Sand
Indonesian Minister of Tourism Label Malaysia and Thailand as 'Common Enemies' of Indonesian Tourism - Calling for Better Information Technology and Enhanced Hygiene
(10/31/2014)
Will Bali Put Crooked Moneychangers Out of Business?
Bank Indonesia Changing Registration Rules for Bali Moneychangers
(10/31/2014)
Beyond Bali
ASITA Calls on New Tourism Minister to Focus on More than Merely Bali in Designing Tourism Policies
(10/31/2014)
Be it Never so Humble
Export of Knockdown House from Bali Remains Sluggish
(10/31/2014)
All [News]!