John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono celebrated the late-Beatle’s 66th birthday on Monday, by staging two events in Iceland to promote world peace.
Ono will award the Lennon Ono Grant For Peace of $50,000 to the medical humanitarian charity Doctors Without Borders, and the non-profit legal and educational group Center For Constitutional Rights.
Both organisations are being recognised for their global commitment to peace, truth and human rights. “These two groups look beyond today’s conflicts and destruction and envision a positive future for our society, while working selflessly and tirelessly towards establishing a more peaceful environment for our planet.
They are strong representatives of the many groups who are working in the same direction, today. They need and deserve all of our support and respect,” contactmusic quoted her as saying.
Lennon, who would have been 66 on Monday, was gunned down by an obsessed fan outside his New York apartment in 1980.