Lions International Peace Poster Contest Winner Speaks About Peace at UN
We were happy to honor Raj Phairembam – the 11-year-old boy from Moirang, Manipur, India, who created this year’s grand prize Peace Poster – at Lions Day with the United Nations (LDUN). After Lions Clubs International President Sid Scruggs presented Raj with an award, Raj surprised attendees by making a donation. “I want to share the pain I feel for Japan due to the tsunami … I want to donate $250 through the Lions Clubs International President.”
President Scruggs thanked Raj and the crowd applauded his generous donation. Raj’s parents and the president of his sponsoring Lions club, who joined us at this event, were very proud of his accomplishment and thoughtfulness. “To some, seeing you here is a chance. To me, it is an opportunity to say that we want freedom from fear,” said Raj. “Thank you to my sponsoring club – the Moirang Lions Club – and thank you Lions across the world.”
Each year, about 350,000 11-, 12- and 13-year-old students from around the world share their visions of peace through our annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Their posters are narrowed down at the club, district and multiple district levels before the final judging at the international level. View a slide show of this year’s finalists.
In this video, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the Peace Poster proceedings at LDUN.