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Two journalists receive ‘Ambassador for Peace Award’

Jul 18, 2014, 10:50 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Two Gambian journalists, Nfally Fadera, Radio broadcaster at Star FM, and Bakary Ceesay of the Voice Newspaper have been given the Universal Peace Federation ‘Ambassador for Peace Award’ by Service for Peace, a Sukuta-based voluntary service organization which is an affiliate of the federation.

The award ceremony was an annual event where the efforts of people ‘’living for the sake of others’’ are recognised.

Other volunteers including members of the association were given various awards and certificates in recognition of their “invaluable voluntary services to society”.

Fadera and Ceesay were awarded together with one Abass Kinteh.

Explaining their choice to the awardees, the organization said: “Universal Peace Federation acknowledges as ambassadors for peace those individuals whose lives exemplify the ideal of living for the sake of others, and who dedicate themselves to practices which promote universal moral values, strong family life, interreligious cooperation, international harmony, renewal of the United Nations, a responsible public media, and the establishment of a culture of peace.

‘’Transcending racial, national and religious barriers, the Ambassadors for Peace contribute to the fulfillment of the hope of all ages, a unified world of peace wherein the spiritual and material dimensions of life are harmonised. We are recognizing your support to the organization and for dedicating your life for the cause of humanity.”

This year’s event was punctuated by a spelling competition which saw 17 participants battle it out for the top prize.

The finalists who emerged winners were Lamin Tabally, Bintou Drammeh and Awa S. Touray.