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y castell i wylio perfformiadau gyda'r   grounds to watch performances aimed
       nod o ddangos yr angen am heddwch   at showing the need for international
       rhyngwladol. Yna ar ddechrau'r 1960au,   peace. Fast forward to the early 1960s,
       mae lluniau'n dangos arddangosiad   where photos show a very large
       mawr iawn ar y prom gan yr Ymgyrch   demonstration on the prom by the
       dros Ddiarfogi Niwclear.         Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

       Yn 2003 ar y noson pan lansiwyd   In 2003 on the night when the invasion
       goresgyniad Irac, bu gwrthdystiad   of Iraq was launched, there was a
       enfawr yn strydoedd Aberystwyth yn   huge demonstration in the streets of
       erbyn y rhyfel. Ac yn 2004, yn ogystal â   Aberystwyth against the war. And in
       gosod torch pabi coch yn flynyddol ar   2004, as well as the annual laying of a
       Ddiwrnod y Cofio, dechreuodd Cyngor   red poppy wreath on Remembrance
       Tref Aberystwyth osod torch pabi gwyn   Day, Aberystwyth Town Council began
       ychwanegol. Trwy gytundeb â'r Lleng   laying an additional white poppy wreath.
       Brydeinig leol, mae gosod y ddwy   By agreement with the local British
       dorch bellach yn cael ei dderbyn yn yr   Legion, the laying of both wreaths is now
       un seremoni sydd wedi'i efelychu gan   accepted within the same ceremony
       gymunedau eraill ledled Cymru.   which has been replicated by other
                                        communities across Wales.
       Yn fwy diweddar mae Aberystwyth wedi
       chwarae rhan allweddol, trwy gynnal   Most recently Aberystwyth has played
       cynadleddau a thrafodaethau, wrth   a key role, by hosting conferences and
       sefydlu, y llynedd, Academi Heddwch   discussions, in the setting up, last year, of
       Cymru – the Wales Peace Academy.   Academi Heddwch Cymreig - the Wales
       Mae'r Academi hon, sy'n seiliedig ar   Peace Academy. This Academy, based on
       eraill ledled y byd, yn dod ag ystod eang   others around the world, brings a wide
       o academyddion ac arbenigwyr ynghyd,   range of academics and experts together,
       gan gynnwys Prifysgol Aberystwyth, i   including Aberystwyth University, to
       gefnogi cynnal heddwch ac osgoi rhyfel.   support the maintenance of peace and
       Fe dynnant sylw at y ffaith mai nid   the avoidance of war. As they point out,
       absenoldeb rhyfel yn unig yw heddwch;   peace is not just the absence of war;
       mae'n ymwneud ag ymwrthod rhag   it is about nonviolence, sustainability,
       traes, cynaliadwyedd, cydraddoldeb a   equality and justice.
       chyfiawnder.

       Felly, pan ofynnodd grŵp lleol i Gyngor   So, when Aberystwyth Town Council
       Tref Aberystwyth nodi Diwrnod Heddwch   was asked by a local group to formally
       Rhyngwladol y Cenhedloedd Unedig yn   mark the United Nations International
       ffurfiol ar 21 Medi, nid oedd unrhyw   Day of Peace on 21 September, it had
       betruso cyn cytuno. Cafodd baner ei   no hesitation in agreeing. A banner was
       hongian o swyddfa'r Cyngor Tref ar y   hung from the Town Council office on
       diwrnod a chynhaliwyd seremoni syml   the day and a simple ceremony was
       wrth lawnt y castell yn South Marine lle   held at the castle green in South Marine
       codwyd y faner heddwch a gomisiynwyd   where the specially commissioned peace
       yn arbennig i nodi'r achlysur.   banner was raised to mark the occasion.














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