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Peace calendar released in Lahore, voices raised for peace between India-Pak

BATHINDA: Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a friendship initiative between the people of India and Pakistan, launched its 6th Peace calendar at SAFMA. The calendar was launched along with a discussion titled “Sharing of hopes for a peaceful co-existence”. The event also focused on the important work of Raza Khan, Aaghaz-e-Dosti Pakistan Convener and a peace educator, who has been missing since Dec 2, 2017.
Aaghaz-e-Dosti is a collaborative effort between ‘Hum Sab Aik Hain,’ an NGO based in Lahore, and Mission Bhartiyam of India. Aaghaz-e-Dosti works primarily with school children by conducting peace education activities aimed and educating them about the existence of diverse views and developing confidence in dialogue and peacebuilding. To achieve this, Aaghaz-e-Dosti connects Indian and Pakistani school children through video conferencing, conducts letter exchange and greeting card exchange programs and workshops.
The peace calendar includes paintings of school students from both countries and messages of renowned personalities who have contributed significantly for peacebuilding.
Five friendship letters were also read out by schoolchildren on the occasion. The Pakistan-convener Raza Khan and his contribution to peacebuilding and its importance was also highlighted. For this, about 100 moving paintings by students from Pakistan were displayed. While the majority of paintings discussed Pakistan-India peace, children’s recent paintings depicted Raza Khan’s love for peace, his enthusiastic work with children and an appeal to the state for his safe return. A short video on Aaghaz-e-Dosti and Raza’s peace education work was also screened at the event.
The event was moderated by journalist, Ajmal Jami who highlighted the importance of this friendship initiative. Activists, educationists and journalists, including Salima Hashmi, Nighat Saeed Khan, Saeeda Diep, Imtiaz Alam, and Madeeha Gauhar spoke on the occasion and expressed support for Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s efforts.
Singer Ali Aftab Saeed performed song whose lyrics were penned by Saeeda Diep, a staunch advocate for India-Pakistan friendship. Urdu poet Babar Najmi, Salman Rashid asserted that there is a need for peace between India and Pakistan through people-to-people contacts. Educator and director Lahore Grammar school, Samina shared how children from her schools excitedly share their paintings with Aaghaz-e-Dosti and their experience with this peace initiative. Source : timesofindia



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