UNICEF Representative opens children's memorial peace park in Nepal
Kathmandu, 4 November 2011 – UNICEF Representative, Ms. Hanaa Singer opened the 'Children's Memorial Peace Park' of Sinamangal, Kathmandu on 3 November.
The Children's Memorial Peace Park is established and dedicated to the memory of the hundreds of innocent children who were killed during the decade long conflict in Nepal. The park was conceived and designed by the Siddhartha Art Gallery and World Peace Propagation Forum.
The beautiful lotus-topped memorial which stands in the midst of the park has names of the 300 girls and boys who lost their lives during the decade long armed conflict.
Various renowned singers and musicians of Nepal were also present during the opening event. These singers have been playing a vital role in raising awareness about the plight of the children while the country was going through an armed insurgency.
Russian Ambassador to Nepal Dr. Sergey V. Velichkin, President of World Peace Propagation Forum, Mr. Hari Dhakal and Sangeeta Thapa from Siddhartha Art Gallery also gave their remarks during the event.