Kolkata, Sep 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the right to live in peace and dignity must always be respected.
On the occasion of International Day of Peace, Ms Banerjee taking to her Twitter handle said, " Today is the International Day of Peace. The day is even more significant this year because 2019 marks the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "
" Human rights, and consequently, the right to live in peace and dignity must always be respected,' she stated.
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace.
The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.
Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”(UNI)