Nepal makes important step toward peace
The country of Nepal took a major step toward becoming a more peaceful nation this week, as the country’s prime minister detonated the last land mine with its boards. Experts say that the act is a symbol of the pursuit of world peace.
Army leaders in Nepal laid a total of 53 minefields in the mid 1990s to combat a growing insurgency, according to CNN. However, in the intervening years, these weapons claimed the lives or injured thousands of residents, including children.
However, experts are telling the news source that they believe the detonation of the country’s last land mine marks a major step. It shows that the country is serious about pursuing peace and making the health and safety of its residents a top priority.
These are the kinds of efforts that author and philosopher Ilchi Lee has advocated for for years. He says that the nations of the world need to do all they can to ensure the safety of their residents while encouraging people to respect individuals from other cultural and religious backgrounds.