17 August, 2023

Happy 144th birthday Pierre Cérésole!

SCI India celebrations

On 17 August, SCI India celebrated the 144th birthday of Pierre Cérésole, the founder of SCI.

They celebrated SCI-style, with actions. They met with the residents of Shanthi Niketan Orphanage in Bangalore, and participated in a health checkup volunteering activity in Mela, Bangalore.

Finally, they also released the collectors’ edition of SCI stamp belonging to the Indian Postal Service.

Wish you all a Happy Pierre Ceresole Day. Let’s remember him on his birthday to gain inspiration for the culture of Peace and spread it.

– Tapas, SCI India, ADC coordinator

Remembering our founder Pierre Ceresole who taught us international volunteerism. To know the world, people and the dedication of volunteers who make the world a better place.

– Dr. Shobha, SCI India, IEC member

Cérésole was a Swiss pacifist and humanitarian who believed that peace could be achieved through international cooperation and service. He founded SCI in 1920 with the goal of rebuilding what was destroyed by war, and showing international solidarity with practical actions.

SCI has since grown into a global organisation with over 30,000 volunteers who work on projects in over 60 countries. It provides opportunities for people from all over the world to work together on projects that benefit their communities. The organisation’s work has contributed to building bridges between cultures, promoting understanding and cooperation, and creating a more peaceful world.

Pierre Cérésole is an inspiration to us all and his life is a testimony of how one’s actions and beliefs can have a long-lasting impact in the world.

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