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Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Light a Candle of Remembrance: the Pakistani Alumni Association of Ukrainian universities and Ukrainians of Islamabad Commemorate the victims of Holodomor.

Ukrainian World Congress and its member organizations worldwide are conducting an international action called “Light a Candle of Remembrance” to mark the solemn 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, the Famine-Genocide perpetrated by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that killed millions in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

The UWC explained: “Over 85 days until International Holodomor Memorial Day on November 24, a candle will be lit daily in a different part of the world, uniting Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine in remembrance of the innocent victims of the genocidal policy of the Stalin regime, while raising awareness of the issues of human rights, respect and tolerance.”

On October 26, 2018 the “Light a Candle of Remembrance” action made its way to Pakistan, where the Pakistani Alumni Association of Ukrainian universities and Ukrainians of Islamabad and their friends honor the memory of the Holodomor’s victims with a moment of silence and lighting a candle of remembrance of genocide’s innocent victims. 

Ambassador of Ukraine Volodymyr Lakomov hosted the remembrance. Staff of the Embassy , Members of Alumni and friends from Pakistan Media were present.

The Ukrainian World Congress informs us that, since the beginning of this month, candles were lit in many countries in all the continents. This international action – the virtual sharing of a candle of remembrance – began in Kyiv at the Holodomor Victims Memorial National Museum; it will also conclude in the Ukrainian capital on November 24, Holodomor Memorial Day. 

At the memorial event, that held in Islamabad, Chairman of the Pakistani Alumni Association of Ukrainian universities Dr. Ghulam Sarwar opened the ceremony. After lighting the candles participants of the action honored the memory of victims of Holodomor with a minute of silence.

Project partners in Ukraine include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance and the Holodomor Victims Memorial, which is the state memorial-museum dedicated to preserving the memory of this genocide’s victims.
Readers can follow the world wide journey of the candle of remembrance online at https://holodomor85.com/.

26 Oct 2018