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“I dream of a world with no fighting, where everyone is determined to make it a better place for future generations”

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KUALA LUMPUR  –  A 12-year-old girl made the nation proud for being among the top winners in the United Nations’ (UN) Art for Peace 2012 competition.

from Petaling Jaya, was selected as the winner for the nine to 12 years old category.

A total of 12 young artists were also announced as the winners in various categories.

Her caption for the masterpiece have captured the heart of 140 jurors from 40 countries.

She wrote: “I dream of a world with no fighting, where everyone is determined to make it a better place for future generations.

“The doves of peace will overcome all greed and set us free from nuclear threats forever”.

Mok’s original artwork was presented to Malaysia’s permanent representative to UN Datuk Hussein Haniff by the UN High Representative of Disarmament Affairs Ms Angela Kane at the United Nations headquarters in New York Tuesday.

The competition was organised by the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and a total of 6,623 entries from 92 countries were submitted between Feb 1 and April 30, according to a statement issued by the Malaysian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

The contest was open to children across the world where they were required to express a vision of ‘imagining a world free of nuclear weapons’.

The winner selection process was done in May this year by the art and education specialists and evaluation was based on creativity, composition, theme and technique.

Other winners were from the United States, Kazakhstan, Germany, Indonesia, China, the Russian Federation and Pakistan.  –  Bernama