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e-1842 (National day)

Initiated by SOTHIVANNAN RETNASABAPATHY from Ottawa, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • In today’s world, we see disturbances, chaos and unrest due to the neglect of human values at the individual, family, community, national and international levels. By creating greater awareness to human values, we can raise people’s characters and bring harmony in our homes and communities, order in the nation and peace in the world;
  • Sathya Sai School, Canada organized the first “Walk for Values” in 2003 to raise awareness of the importance of practising universal human values of truth, right conduct, peace, love and nonviolence. It is now an annual event in cities across Canada and around the world;
  • Participants of all ages and backgrounds have pledged to practice a human value that will enrich their lives and help make the world a better place. In doing so, they have the opportunity to reflect on our blessings as a nation and the values we hold dear: peace, freedom, respect, compassion and diversity; and
  • Five provinces and 107 cities and towns declared April 24th as Human Values Day in 2017 and 2018.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to declare April 24 annual National Human Values Day. This day will be dedicated to raising awareness of Canada’s commitment to human values by encouraging citizens to foster a climate that promotes, supports and celebrate “excellence in character” in their schools, businesses, homes and community-based organizations to strengthen families and communities in Canada and around the world.
Government response tabled on May 2, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-131-09)
Open for signature
September 17, 2018, at 4:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 15, 2019, at 4:03 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Chandra Arya (Nepean)
March 19, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03312)
Government response tabled
May 2, 2019
Photo - Chandra Arya
Liberal Caucus
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