SCHOOL TIMES : Peace without guns

Peace is the state in which humans, nature, animals can live without any suppression by any external force. It is essential to all development activities. Without peace, no country can progress.

The world today is dominated by violence, wars, battles and people have become enemies. The 20th and 21st centuries have seen science and technology create many weapons, bombs, aircraft that can destroy the entire world within minutes.

Lord Buddha was born in our country and spread the message of peace all over the world. But in the last decade we have seen bloodshed and thousands killed in the insurgency. Many children have become orphans, many women have been widowed, while many parents have lost their sons and daughters. The conflict has also made the future of many young and able persons dark. It has also become the main cause for Nepal’s regression.

Albert Einstein said, “Peace cannot be kept by force, it can be achieved by understanding.”

We’ve heard that our government has bought arms and ammunition to bring peace. However, if the government is able to wipe out poverty and hunger, we will have peace. We will not need guns to bring that about. — Santosh Budhathoki, Class X, Gyan Shikha School