Make peace to recover

National Scouts Commissioner of Fiji Scouts Association and National Coordinator of Messengers of Peace Kailash Pillay speaking during the during the virtual International Day of Peace celebrations. Picture: SCREENGRAB

Making peace with one another is one of the ways to recover from the devastation caused by the pandemic, says National Scouts Commissioner of Fiji Scouts Association and National Coordinator of Messengers of Peace Kailash Pillay.

He made the comment during the virtual International Day of Peace celebrations that was organised by the Fiji Scouts Association and National Messengers of Peace Core Team.

“As we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better and how to build resilience,” he said.

Mr Pillay said the pandemic had been accompanied by a surge in stigma, discrimination and hatred which only costed more lives instead of saving them.

“The virus attacks all without caring about where we are from or what we believe in. Confronting this common enemy of humankind, we must be reminded that we are not each other’s enemy.”

He said some of their objectives include commemorating the International Day of Peace through active involvement of scouts in their communities.

“We must inspire and support Scouts to talk about peace with other Scouts, non-Scouts and community members.”

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