Spreading Love and Conscience to Celebrate the 40th National Day in Kiribati
On the early morning of July 12, Kiribati’s National Day, representatives from various countries and thousands of Kiribati people gathered at the Betio Sports Complex in Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, to celebrate the National Day and watch a colorful parade. The FOWPAL/TJM delegation took part in the parade and presented fabulous cultural performances, including Golden Phoenix dance; kungfu fan demonstration by knights-errant; graceful dances by princesses from various ethnicities; Celestial Officials bestowing good fortune; Energy Boys waving “flags of conscience,” and so forth, to wish Kiribati and the spectators peace, health, happiness, and prosperity. In his National Day address, President Maamau twice expressed his gratitude to Dr. Hong for adding color to the celebration.
During the bell-ringing ceremony in celebration of Kiribati’s 40th National Day, Dr. Hong delivered a speech, emphasizing, “As long as we awaken our innate conscience and exercise its influence, like a compass, it will guide us to unleash our greatest potential, consolidate positive energy to transform the world, and lead humanity toward a brighter and better future with love and peace in the heart of everyone.”
Dr. Hong also rang the Bell of World Peace and Love and made three wishes for the Pacific region and the world: First, may all conscience be awakened; second, may love and peace spread; third, may the world be as one.
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze (right) presents a crystal pyramid to H.E. Mr. Taneti Maamau, President of Kiribati, for his contributions to peace, Friday, July 12, 2019, in Tarawa, Kiribati. The pyramid symbolizes that a world leader, positioned at the top of a pyramid, has a profound influence in the world and his/her wise decision will benefit his/her people and the world.
In recognition of President Maamau’s contributions to peace, Dr. Hong presented a crystal pyramid to His Excellency. The pyramid symbolizes that a world leader, positioned at the top of a pyramid, has a profound influence in the world and his/her wise decision will benefit his/her people and the world.
The importance of conscience in fostering peace and global sustainability, and during the event Dr. Hong invited President Maamau, Sir Tom Marsters, and Speaker Uaai to jointly create a culture of conscience, and Dr. Hong presented each of them with a special clock, whose face bears a compass of conscience, symbolizing that all are encouraged to follow their conscience at all times.
Conscience is the key to global peace and sustainability. ~ Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze
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