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DHAKA, June 08, 2014 (BSS) - The 10th Foundation Day Lecture- 2014 of the Department of Peace & Conflict Studies of Dhaka University was held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban auditorium of the university here today. 

Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin 
Siddique attended it as chief guest. 

Presided over by Chairman of the Department Dr Zahid A 
Chowdhury it was addressed by Pro-VC (Administration) Prof Dr 
Shahid Akhtar Hossain as special guest.

Darko Jordanov, Deputy Head of Delegation, International 
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delivered the 10th Foundation 
Day Lecture on \"ICRC and the promotion of peace and security of 

Arefin Siddique said, \"we value the culture of peace very 
passionately. We fought the War of Liberation for ensuring peace 
and stability in the region of South Asia. Our entire education 
system is dedicated to cultivate and preserve peace and to 
strengthen the climate of peace by creating deliberate obstacles 
to war and conflict.\"

He said peace education is gaining popularity across the 
world. There is a growing demand for peace education in 
Bangladesh. Quest for peace necessitates a dense network of peace 
lovers, peace makers, peace educators, peace negotiators, peace 
leaders, peace speakers, peace campaigners, peace teachers and 
over and above, peace trainers and peace learners.

The DU VC said, \"The pursuit of peace is the pursuit of 
truth. Peace is hope, peace is courage, peace is beauty, peace is 
secularity, peace is security, peace is equality, peace is 
mission, peace is vision, peace is freedom, peace is commitment, 
peace is liberty, peace is unselfishness, peace is an orientation 
and so on. Peace for us is honesty, transparency, dignity, 
decency, democracy and fundamental rights, freedom of thought and 
expression and action.\"