It gives me a lot of pleasure to write to you after coming back from 2nd Annual Commemoration of WARP summit 2016, Korea, which was so impressive and inspiring too.
I feel honored and fortunate that HWPL have given me a chance to be a part of the family and making me a Peace Advocate for Bangladesh. What to say? It seems how much I shall describe is less in compare to what I have observed and enjoyed at your esteemed organization and in your good hand.
The first day I was welcomed from the Airport with a nice garland. The Hotel was really nice and all IPYG members those were sitting at the lobby were so much cooperative and helpful. I really felt so special and worthy of being a part of HWPL family.
The welcoming and opening show “Peace Festival” in Olympic Stadium on 18th September was breathtaking. It is first time in my life that I walked through any Olympic track along with the IPYG team with the flag.
The placard show was so nice along with the video at the screen. It made me cry when I saw the video of First World War, Second World War and Korean War and the performance of HWPL members who created Korean map and described Korean War through their activities. It would be so much difficult even for any Government to arrange such a program. More over our Chairman’s speech was so much inspiring as always. Hon. Chairman explained what he experienced on Korean War and why the youths must not engage themselves in to violence. His speech was also filled with enough guidelines for the youths.
The fireworks were amazing and finally the drum playing was excellent. I saw how the VIP’s were dancing, they were so happy to be a part of the whole program.
The forum was so fruitful, speakers from around the world spoke on how to make the declaration successful and how to solve existing problems in light with the declaration. We had a very less time so may be all speakers could not speak but all have given their consent at their best.
The Conference was also fruitful one, Our Chairman Mr. Man He Lee was the main attraction with his bold speech. I became surprise how a man gives examples from so many religious scriptures. It seems he reads a lot. He also said "We have seen First World War, Second World War, Korean war, Gulf war, Middle east war, Syrian war and we are thinking that war is over but in fact it’s not over. We are still living in war zone, world now has become a war zone. It’s time to sign the declaration for the sake of humanity, for the sake of our own existence. Why world leaders are not signing the declaration. If they think, they are President or Prime Minister and they don’t have to sign it than they are wrong. They are not holding this position for whole life. Tomorrow they will be former President or former Prime Minister, than who will save them? Can’t they understand how important it is to sign it even to save their own existence? The declaration is made by taking a lot of time, with a lot of meeting, discussion and enough knowledge. There is no point that is harmful for any beings, than why they are not signing. If they do not sign it, one day their future generation will ask them and accuse them for not taking this opportunity".
It was really so much inspiring. Our Chairman is the leader of the leaders, that day he proved it once again. Because I saw how all leaders were listening to him and our Chairman was just instructing them. It was pin drop silent all the way. Our Chairman never writes his speech, he never even reads his speech from any written script but he speaks instantly whatever he feels from inside. Our Chairman also said he heard from heaven, he got orders from God to make this earth free from suffering. But he was not sure about how he will start the job, as he doesn’t have enough money and enough knowledge, so he had confusion but God have given him instruction, showed him ways, about how he can start the work with a simple way. He always talked simply with all world leaders wherever he went and everyone listened to him like elder brother. He instructed us too to behave simply and start the work at our home and abroad with a simple manner. I must say our Chairman is the most charismatic man I have ever met or seen.
At the final day our Chairman has extended his invitation to me at his peace palace with a wonderful dinner. All foods were selected by judging everyone’s taste. Even at that day our Chairman have given his short speech and instructed us how to proceed and do the work at our best. I must say the overall meeting was great success and all guests were so happy to receive so much respect from HWPL.
It’s been two years since I’m working with IPYG and HWPL. Every time I went for a meeting, I learnt new things from our Chairman’s speech. That’s why I always try to give my best support to IPYG so that our Chairman’s effort does not go in vain. Even at the age of eighty plus he is working like a young man. This is because of his mental strength and love/responsibility for mankind.
Sometime I think, if our Chairman would have made this declaration before First World War, may be, we wouldn’t had to see any of the wars on history. It’s already late but even now if we do not follow it or adopt it to United Nations, it would be foolish and shameful as well.
We are trying our best to get signatures from head of the state. Already more than 20,000 students from College and Universities have signed in favor of declaration and all the political leaders, teachers, advocates, lawyers, doctors, engineers, judges we met were given their positive consent in favor of the declaration.
My message to the world youth will be very simple. “Dear brothers in mankind, please do not sit idle at home, it is time for us to wake up and awake others and work for society. If you are selfish and do not want to spend time for others than no problem please work for yourself, your own family, your future children. Make this earth safe enough so that your daughter can walk on green grass and your son can run up to your lap safely. Be a candle, light up yourself and spread the light to other candles as well. The declaration is a guideline that is prepared, let us all spread the declaration to the person next to us. Let us say no to Hatred, let us say no to Lie and Let us say no to War”.
Thanks and best regards
Brahmanda Pratap Barua.
Peace Advocate IPYG