California State University, Stanislaus unveiled their Peace Pole Thursday morning during a campus ceremony that featured a presentation from Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
"Planting the seed, the peace pole, is the first act of wanting peace,” Gandhi said. “We have to work harder now and let this be a reminder of all the hard work we need to put in to create peace on campus and the world."
A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country where it has been placed, and usually has several other translations printed on it as well. The Peace Pole at Stanislaus State was designed and created by faculty member Dean DeCocker, other faculty members and students.
CSU Stanislaus President Ellen Junn emphasized that the Peace Pole was a symbolic reminder of the campus' commitment to diversity.
"Peace poles are considered to be an internationally recognized symbol of the dreams of all people," said Junn.