Our Team

Aaghaz-e-Dosti (lit. Beginning of Friendship) was initiated by Mission Bhartiyam in 2012. At present, it is a joint project of Mission Bhartiyam of India and The Catalyst of Peace and Hum Sab Aik Hai of Pakistan. Read the history

The working structure of Aaghaz-e-Dosti consists of founder, two convenors (temporary post) – India and Pakistan, core committee members, city-coordinators, members of city chapters, task-based committees and volunteers.

Ravi Nitesh

Ravi Nitesh is the founder of Mission Bhartiyam and Aaghaz-e-Dosti. He founded Aaghaz-e-Dosti in May 2012. He is an engineer by profession. He is also associated with several other organisations working on Indo-Pak peace and Human Rights. He is also a freelance writer on the issues of Kashmir, Indopak and contemporary issues.

Devika Mittal

Devika Mittal is the convenor (India) of Aaghaz-e-Dosti and core member of Mission Bhartiyam. She is currently pursuing Ph.D in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. She is also a freelance writer on the issues of Gender, Indo-Pak and contemporary issues.

Madhulika Narasimhan

Madhulika Narasimhan is a core member of Aaghaz-e-Dosti. She is the Chairperson of Delhi Chapter. She is also in the Blog team of Aaghaz-e-Dosti. She has done her post-graduation in Sociology from South Asian university. She has worked as a columnist and citizen volunteer for DNA.

Suraya Islam

Suraya Islam is a core member of Aaghaz-e-Dosti and founder member of The Catalyst of Peace. She is the Karachi Coordinator. She is a former Teach For Pakistan Fellow.

 

 City Co-ordinators

India:

*Dehradun (Uttarakhand) Chapter – Prashant Nautiyal

*Delhi Chapter  – Madhulika Narasimhan (Chairperson), Madhuri Mittal (Treasurer), Yashika Pahwa (Member), Sarral Sharma (Member), Rupika (Member), Sanjana Arya (Member)

*Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) Chapter – Swathi Gadepalli

*Meerut (UP) Chapter – Shruti Arora

*Vadodara (Gujarat) Chapter – Dr. Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere

Pakistan:

*Islamabad Chapter –  Umer Abdur Rehman Janjua, Syed Zeeshan Ali Shah, Saba Khalid, Fatima Shah

*Karachi Chapter – Suraya Islam

*Lahore Chapter – Raza Khan, Safia Bokhari, Mujtaba Subhani and Sheharyar Rizwan

*Peshawar Chapter – Abdur Rauf Yousafzai

*Toba Tek Singh Chapter – Umair Ahmad

Dubai chapter – Zebaish Shaikh

Kyrgyz Chapter – Nasima Karim

Blog Team Devika Mittal, Madhulika Narasimhan, Dr. Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere, Ravi Nitesh, Sheharyar Rizwan and Umer Abdur Rehman Janjua.

Previous Team Members

*Aliya Harir – Convener (Pakistan) of Aaghaz-e-Dosti from October 2013 – 14 May 2017

Aaghaz-e-Dosti is an effort of not just the team but also of our dedicated volunteers in both countries. The volunteers of Aaghaz-e-Dosti contribute through participating in initiatives,  helping in organising initiatives, contributing through articles and poems for the blog and sharing their valuable inputs which makes it all possible. While anyone can join Aaghaz-e-Dosti, only people who work are included as volunteers. Aaghaz-e-Dosti acknowledges the contribution of volunteers in reports, press releases, announcements related to events and entitles them for a certificate/letter of appreciation when asked for.

We request media persons, selection committee members regarding an award or fellowship program to cross-check with us about the membership and profile of the applicant. 

  1. I want to be part of this great effort that you people are doing becaue I want to see both countries peacefully living. It Is big disgrace that people from both sides love each other but goverment always playing dirty politics. Please consider me as a young volunteer of this noble cause.

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  2. Guys, Hats off to you.
    I am 15 yrs old and I have strong opinions on Indo-Pak relations.
    Since the past month, I had been planning to create a blog titled -“India-Pakistan Meeting Point” by teaming up with my school-friends. But till then I didn’t know about this site. Fortunately, today while searching on Twitter about Pakistani people’s reactions on Bajrangi Bhaijaan, I saw a link to this blog and I am lucky to have been redirected here.

    Guys hats off for your efforts. Hats off to all the members on each side of the border to have watered the rise of such a noble deed.

    With all the love and good wishes!
    A person with beliefs like you
    -Sheetal Pahadi

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  3. Dear Brothers and sisters
    I m an engineer and presently working as xen in PSPCL. I have used my skill to solve many problems in the field of engineering . Now i want my skill to be used in the best service you are doing for humanity. India Pakistan people never desreve to live in enmity.I shall be glad to be part of your team to solve the issue before leaving this world.
    Regards

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  4. Dear brothers and sisters, I want to join this team. I am from India.

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  5. Haroon Habib Khalqui

    A great positive approach , Wishing you guys best in your effort in bringing
    people of both countries closer

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