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태국

8월 22일 태국의 피스로드가 개최되었다. 500명의 사람들이 출발식을 위해 태국 체육기관에 모여 50대의 차량과 200가정연합회원이 모여 부모와 자녀가 함께 차량과 자전거로 방콕에서 콰이(The Bridge of River Kwai)강 다리까지의 피스로드 행진에 참석하였다.

이날 행사는 천주평화연합과 가정연합의 프로젝트 “태국가정연합, 사랑과 이해” 주관아래 원리강론 세미나의 주제인 “가정은 사랑과 평화의 학교”주제로 정부 국회의사당 강당에서 태국의 77지역중 51지역에서 모여 조직되었다. 피스로드 행사를 위해 태국체육부, 일화기업, 음료&음식회사 등 많은 정부조직에서 지원 및 후원을 하였고, 또한 자동차 행진을 즐기는 많은 운전수들이 천주평화연합의 행사에 처음으로 가족들과 함께 참여하였다.

 

8월 22일 이른 아침, 출발식은 방콕의 위치한 태국 체육관에 500명의 평화를 사랑하는 사람들이 참가하였다. 출발식은 평화의 노래로 알려진 조용필의 바운스에 맞춘 댄스로 시작되었다. 용정식 UPF 아시아 대륙회장이 축사를 전했다. 카몰(Kamol Thananopavarn) 태국가정연합회장은 피스로드의 경과보고를 전했다. 이어서 젠탈삭(Gen.Terdsak Marrome) UPF회장은 환영사가 있었다. 이후 커팅식이 진행되었고 커팅식 직후 VIP들이 평화를 상징하는 비둘기를 하늘에 날리는 퍼포먼스가 진행되었다. 곧바로 Gen.Terdsak Marrome  UPF회장이 피스로드기를 본국인 한국에 전달하기 위해 용정식회장에게 전달하는 전달식이 있었다. 마지막으로 모든 참가자들은 손을 잡고 통일의 노래를 제창하였다.

 

50대의 종주차량이 방콕에서 콰이(Kwai)강 다리까지 130km의 거리를 출발하였다. 콰이 강까지의 경로를 달리던 중 5군대에서 우승자 수상에 이어 함께 실행할 과제(게임)를 받고, 가족구성원들 사이의 단결과 협력을 만들기 위한 기념행사를 치렀다.

특히 어린아이들은 부모들이 게임에 이기기 위해 운전수가 되고 길안내를 하는 모습에 즐거워했다.

칸자나부리(Kanchanaburi)시 근처의 위치한 카와 강 다리와 철도는 1943년부터 1945년 2차대전시의 일본군이 태국에서 버마 그리고 인도까지의 침략시도를 계속하기 위해 지어졌다. 유럽과 미국의 포로 수천, 수십명은 매우 나쁜 생활 조건에서 너무 열심히 일하도록 강요당했었다. 13,000명만이 이곳에 있을 수 있었고 80,000명이 태국과 버마 사이의 철도에서 죽었다. 이 다리는 평화와 전쟁을 없애고 인류가 함께 도와 평화를 촉진 시키자는 상징의 다리가 되었다.

차량 종주는 수천 무덤의 거대한 묘지에서 마쳤다. 각 차의 대표를 평화를 위한 마음으로 2km를 콰이 강다리까지 자전거로 달렸다. 이후 용정식회장과 락테비탐사쿨(Lek Thaveetermsakul)박사, 카몰(Kamol Thananopavarn)가정연합회장과 모든 참석자들이 한자리에 모여 75년전 다리를 짓다가 죽거나 파묻힌 동맹국 사람들의 영혼을 위로하기 위해 통일의 노래를 불렀다.

피스로드 행사는 바베큐와 함께 즐겁게 마무리 되었다.

 

 

On August 22, 2015 ; UPF – Thailand and affiliated organizations had organized the significant campaign, Peace Road Thailand 2015 in order to commemorate the third anniversary of Father Sun Myung Moon’s Seonghwa and to inherit the peace ideal, peace movement and legacy of our True Parents, to promote peace & unity in the families and in the nation of Thailand and re-unification of North and South Korea.  There were 500 people attend opening ceremony at Sport Authority of Thailand and 50 cars with around 200 families members, parent-children, join car rally for peace and bicycle rally for peace from Bangkok to the Bridge of River Kwai which is the place that always remind us the tragic consequence of the Second World War in Thailand at Kanchanaburi province.

This Peace Road project in Thailand becomes very special and outstanding project because it combines together both car rally and bike rally.  It was very successful project which has created and promote family atmosphere of true love and peace.  The vision of True Parents to connect humanity into one by creating unity, ideal family and true love through Peace Road project 2015 becomes prosper in Thailand.

 

Peace Road Thailand 2015 was organized under the UPF & FFWPU project called “Thai Family unity, love and understanding” which is Divine Principle Seminar in topic “Family is School of Love and Peace” at Provincial Capitol Auditorium and “Interfaith Peace Blessing Festival” in 51 provinces from total 77 provinces of Thailand as “Tribal Messiah Movement” in Thailand.  There are many sponsors support our event, such as government organization : Sport Authority of Thailand, Ilhwa company and beverage & food company.  Also, there are many drivers who love car rally join our UPF activities for the first time with their wives and children.

 

Early morning, August 22, 2015 the Opening Ceremony was held at the Sports Authority of Thailand in Bangkok with 500 participants who love peace.  Begin the program by dance for peace for the song “Bounce”.   Dr.Chung Sik Yong, Regional President of UPF Asia delivered the congratulatory remarks.  Rev.Kamol Thananopavarn, National Leader of FFWPU Thailand gave reporting remark.  Gen.Terdsak Marrome, President of UPF – Thailand gave opening remarks.  After cutting ribbon, UPF committee and VIPs release the pigeons to the sky as symbol for peace.  Then, Gen.Terdsak Marrome passed the Peace Road flag to Dr.Chung Sik Yong in order to bring it back to the original homeland, Korea. All participants, hands in hands, sang the Unity Song (Tongil) together.

50 cars were released from the pit to take the journey from Bangkok to Bridge of River Kwai (130 Kilomitres). On the way, there were 5 stop-check points where each team to receive homework to do together and to compete for winner awards at the end, this is in order to create unity and co-operation in among family members.  Family members, especially, the children were so fun, excited and worked hard with their parents who became driver & navigator to determine to win the games.

Near Kanchanaburi city, it is located the “Bridge of River Kwai” and railroad, this project was constructed by Japanese army during Second World War in 1943-1945 for the attempt to continue their invasion from Thailand to Burma and India.  There were many tens of thousands of European and American prisoners who forced to work too hard with extreme bad condition of living.  There were more than 13,000 people only in this spot and more than 80,000 people died along the railroad from Thailand to Burma.  This bridge becomes the symbol to remind humankind to work together to promote peace and absent of war.

The car rally stopped at huge cemetery of thousands tomb, and the representatives of each car ride the bicycle from cemetery to Bridge of River Kwai for 2 kilometers with the heart praying for peace.  Then, Dr.Chung Sik Yong, Dr.Lek Thaveetermsakul, Rev.Kamol Thananopavarn and all participants sang the Unity Song one more time together at the Bridge of River Kwai to comfort the spirits of the people from allied nation in 2nd World War who died and buried during the construction of the bridge more than 75 years ago.

The Rally ended with the joyful evening banquet with awarding and singing together.  Children and families were so happy to experience of their effort of working together during the rally and chance to meet their friends from other families.  At the victory celebration, Dr.Yong asked us to do this Peace Road Rally annually but to expand it to the national level in order to let tens thousands of people know and join the vision and legacy for peace of our beloved True Parents.  Thai families are so grateful to True Parents that gave us the Peace Road project that we can feel the love of Heaven Parents and True Parents by atmosphere of ideal families and ideal community and be able to outreach to new families to connect to our movement.

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