Friday, March 13, 2015

I am the Change- World Peace Caravan Youth Ambassador Simran Vedvyas

What does being selected as a World Peace Caravan Youth Ambassador, mean to me-

I aspire to share my experience, and indulge youth to raise more awareness by participating systematically and effectively in promoting education, healthcare and environmental work, sustainability- the future we want and causes that must be addressed sooner than ever before with creative and innovative ideas.  The number one impediment to world peace is the disconnection and lack of thinkers, dis-orientation from true love, faith and belief in ‘Sameness of All’.  The concepts of greed and power are taking over the true human self. We need to learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning, finding & advancing the entrenched love, faith and true belief in thoughts & deeds.  This platform is innovative and will allow me to connect with like-minded people and the journey will be progressive. 

About the World Peace Caravan

Over 3,000 years ago, the Queen of Sheba led a 750 camel caravan over the Ancient Frankincense Trail to carry her peace offerings to King Solomon in Jerusalem. In December, 2015 the inaugural World Peace Caravan will travel by camel, horse, and foot from Petra, Jordan to Jerusalem, and further, retracing the steps of this early peace movement along parts of the storied Frankincense Trail. The caravan will be spearheaded by the World Peace Caravan Youth Delegation (twelve youth leaders, ages 16-24 selected from a global pool of candidates) and anchored by two landmark events, the World Peace Caravan Peace and Health Conference on the Dead Sea in Jordan and the World Peace Caravan Concert for Peace in Jerusalem. A uniquely embracive movement, the World Peace Caravan will engage participants physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually while inviting people of all cultures, faiths, and backgrounds to come together to demonstrate and promote peace, harmony, compassion, and a greater understanding of one another.
The caravan will begin with a pre-launch celebration in Petra, Jordan on December 15, 2015 and depart on December 16. Participants will travel through Jordan for four days and nights, camping along the way while exchanging multi-cultural activities including music, dance and educational seminars and exploring historical and religious sites.
It will break on December 20 for a high-level, interactive WPC World Peace and Health Conference at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre on the shore of the Dead Sea in Jordan on December 21 and 22. The conference of invited international peace advocates will focus on health, education, and the role of women and youth in peacemaking.
On December 23, the caravan will cross the border into The Palestine Authority for a visit to Jericho and a two day trek through the Judean desert, arriving in Bethlehem on December 25. On Saturday, December 26, the caravan will culminate with a Peace Walk into Jerusalem and the blockbuster World Peace Caravan Concert for Peace. Internationally renowned musical artists will mix with musicians from around the globe for a night of once-in-a-lifetime performances at the new state-of-the art Jerusalem Arena. The evening's festivities will be broadcast and streamed around the world.

The WORLD PEACE CARAVAN is founded by the international D. Gary Young Foundation, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization. The foundation is looking for like-minded partners who share in the vision of a world at peace.

Simran Vedvyas
World Peace Youth Ambassador, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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