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Taangh Peace Garden
In the countryside of district Sargodha of Pakistan, you may come upon a memorable garden-Taangh Peace Garden. The Peace Garden is a serene environment where people find an opportunity to think about peaceful co-existence by exchange of ideas and experiences among people of different faiths. Flowers of every hue make the garden a burst of color in a landscape of browns and green. The floral plants and fruit trees invite birds that sing their harmonious songs of life to the oasis of peace. Taangh Peace Garden is designed by Rubina Feroze Bhatti- a woman peacemaker and general secretary of Taangh Wasaib Organization.
In the center of the Peace Garden we have a peace monument. Here the word “peace” is written on colorful pebbles in different languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Dutch, German, English, French , Irish, Latin, Persian and others. At the top of the peace monument is a peace wheel that is a symbol of peaceful and smooth running of our human journey. The monument wouldn’t be complete without cactus, Taangh Wasaib’s logo, a constant reminder of survival in harsh environments – of perseverance through difficult circumstances.
Peace Garden is a place of both reflection and celebration, stillness and revelry,poetry and music, book reading and paintings and peace dish and peace play. Tree branches give shade for daytime meditation and hold little twinkling lights for nighttime ceremonies – like a birthday party for a violence survivor, wishes of long life to a victim rejected by society. The little white lights blow in the wind above them, like the stars bending down to kiss them. Garden of Life located in the east side of peace monument, symbolizes the role of women in peace processes.
On the brick walls of the garden, you will find the poetry of Sufi poets on bamboo pages. The verses are from the poetry of Bully Shah, Baba Farid and Shah Hussain. Sufi poetry that has served to unify and synthesize the diverse cultural heritage of the people and their folk wisdom. Sufi mysticism still informs the daily lives and shared understandings of millions of people around the world, with its message of love, tolerance, peace, equality, and respect for all creation.
Surrounding the peace monument, we have trails of concrete and granite. Alongside these trails are the Garden of Sight, Garden of Touch, Garden of Hearing, Garden of Smell and Garden of Taste. Here you can focus on personal peace through the five senses. While the peace tree in the west invites us for collective peace. The signs of different religions on peace tree convey a message of hope and peace to everyone who comes here as well as to all human beings in the world.
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