Celebration of Peace 2013-2014
ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation presents certificates to the winners of the Arts & Essary contest; a part of the Celebration of Peace 2013-2014. The winning artwork and essays can be found here.
Celebration of Peace 2012
ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation presents certificates to the winners of the Arts & Essary contest; a part of the Celebration of Peace 2012. The winning artwork and essays can be found here.
ThinkGlobal Arts Foundation in partnership with the City of Naperville and Office of International programs at North Central College recently hosted Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, an Award-winning Author at a community event at the Wentz Fine Arts Center and with programs at Hill Middle and Metea Valley schools.
Precious Memories from Naperville's 2010 Celebration of Peace
Celebration of Peace 2009
Creative Stamp Design & Peace Essay Contests: Winning art and essay submissions were presented at a Press Conference held at City Hall in Naperville. To view the submissions, visit the winning selections page.
Celebration of Peace 2008
ThinkGlobal Arts participated in the 9th Annual “Around the Corner, Around the World” Celebration of Naperville’s Cultural Diversity International Festival on February 10, 2008. Interest in the message of peace was high. People visited the booth several times to learn more about the Celebration of Peace 2007 event, and also were very keen on being much better informed about any such event we may plan in 2008. Also presented were facets of the great diverse culture of India from its music, arts, crafts, and the more recent heightened presence of India’s contributions to global technology and corporations.
Also presented were facets of the great diverse culture of India from its music, arts, crafts, and the more recent heightened presence of India's contributions to global technology and corporations. The Indian sari & the Bindi decoration on the forehead attracted many to the booth. Many people that day proudly sported the Bindi on their foreheads, a symbol of peace and auspiciousness, while others tried on the sari with grace and charm. Children and adults also waited patiently in long lines for a Mehndi decoration on their palms!
Celebration of Peace 2007
The Inaugural Celebrations were held at the Naperville Municipal Center on September 7, 2007. A Proclamation by Mayor Pradel issued on August 21, 2007 preceded the Inaugural event, and was commemorated by a tree planting ceremony at the Riverwalk. The grand Inaugural opened with a welcome address by Mayor Pradel, three exhibits on two floors, a movie on Gandhi's life, followed by refreshments. Balloons and 'Celebration of Peace' T-shirts and cards added to the special event.
The Celebration of Peace 2007 in Naperville was honored to have had Rajmohan Gandhi as the keynote speaker for the event. Over 900 High School students listened to his address at Naperville Central and interacted with him via Q&A. Additionally, 16 select High school students were fortunate to join him for Lunch at Waubonsie Valley.