Our Journey so far

5th Indo-Pak Peace Calendar

Call for Paintings:

Express Tribune (Pakistan) http://tribune.com.pk/story/1183404/building-bridges-peace-calendar-launched-city/

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Peace-organization-invites-paintings-from-schoolchildren-of-India-and-Pak/articleshow/54367000.cms

Peace Demonstration in Lahore

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Aaghaz-e-Dosti-against-war-hysteria-between-India-Pak-peace-demonstration-held-in-Lahore/articleshow/54657158.cms

Kashmir Times http://www.kashmirtimes.in/newsdet.aspx?q=58286

Indo-Pak Greeting Card Exchange Programs (News Stories)

Asian Age http://www.asianage.com/life-and-style/letters-across-divide-128

Scroll http://scroll.in/article/818495/amid-india-pakistan-tensions-non-profits-and-students-build-cross-border-friendships

The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/to-lahore-with-love/article8420958.ece

Aaghaz-e-Dosti releases list of Indian and Pakistani Prisoners and Fishermen lodged in each other’s Jails

NDTV Channel (India) http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/over-400-indians-lodged-in-pakistani-jails-reveals-rti-reply-1422693

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amritsar/indo-pak-forum-makes-list-of-prisoners-public/articleshow/52921246.cms

Indian Express http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/over-400-indians-lodged-in-pakistani-jails-till-july15-2871693/

India Today http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/over-400-indians-lodged-in-pakistani-jails-till-july15/1/699243.html

The Nation (Pakistan) http://nation.com.pk/international/24-Jun-2016/over-400-indians-lodged-in-pakistani-jails

Pakistan Today http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/24/national/over-400-indians-stuck-in-pakistani-jails/

Greeting Card exchange between Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) and Unique School Academy (Lahore) on Independence Day of India and Pakistan

Pakistan and India celebrate their independence day on August 14 and August 15 respectively each year. While the political atmosphere gives rise to anti-other feelings on the occasion in both countries, Mumbai-based school Ecole Mondiale World School sent greeting cards on Independence Day to Unique School Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.

This card exchange was facilitated by Raza Mahmood Khan, Lahore Co-ordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti

19th Aman Chaupal: Pakistani Peace Activist, South Asian University student share their experience with Karachi students

On 30th May 2016, SMB Fatima Jinnah Girls School’s Summer Camp organised an Indo Pak Peace Program in collaboration with Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative to build bridges between India and Pakistan. This event was conducted for the students of 9th and 10th grade. The management team invited Mr. Bharat Makwana, a Pakistani student at South Asian University in Delhi, India and Ms. Suraya Islam, coordinator/representative of Aaghaz-e-Dosti in Karachi, Pakistan, who recently had the privilege to visit the beautiful heritage of India.

Second and Third Classroom Connect: Classrooms of Bulandshahr (UP, India) and Lahore and Karachi (Pakistan) connected

In its series of classroom to classroom connect, Aaghaz-e-Dosti held two sessions in Pardada Pardadi Inter College of Bulandshehar, U.P. and connected students with a Ghauri Wisdom high school in Lahore and students of SMB Fatima Jinnah School in Karachi on 26 May. Another event of ‘Painting for Peace’ was also organized where more than 30 students made drawings on Indo-Pak Peace and Friendship.

The first session between Bulandshahr and Lahore students was coordinated by Kashif Nawab and the session with Karachi students by Suraya Islam. The bulandshahr sessions were coordinated by Ravi Nitesh and Devika Mittal.

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/aaghaz-e-dosti-connected-classrooms-of-bulandshahr-up-india-and-lahore-and-karachi-pakistan/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti‬ won the Social Media Empowerment Award 2015 hosted by Digital Empowerment Foundation India (DEFIndia)

Aaghaz-e-Dosti became winner in the 3rd Social Media Empowerment Awards hosted by Digital Empowerment Foundation India (DEFIndia) and supported by Fur Die Freiheit in the category of Advocacy, Communication and Deveploment Activism. The award was received by Aliya Harir (Convener-Pakistan) and Suraya Islam (Karachi Chapter Coordinator).

Livemint Newspaper (India) http://www.livemint.com/Consumer/xBbaroY4MigDqYD9yu8P4J/How-AaghazeDosti-is-using-social-media-to-IndiaPakistan-r.html

Chitral Today (Pakistan) http://www.chitraltoday.net/daughters-of-chitral-win-peace-award-in-india/

Pamir Times (Pakistan) http://pamirtimes.net/2016/03/24/two-girls-from-chitral-win-prestigious-award-in-india/

Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai, India) sent solidarity cards to Ghauri Wisdom High School (Youhanabad) on Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park Blast tragedy

On 27 March 2016, there was a bomb blast in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore. It was the Easter day and the park which is very popular with kids was crowded with families. The bomb blast claimed the lives of 70 people and injured about 200 people and included many children. The students of Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) sent cards to Ghauri Wisdom High School to express their solidarity with them.

This card exchange was facilitated by Raza Mahmood Khan, Lahore Co-ordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti with the support of Starfish Pakistan. Cards were given to the parents of one of the martyrs of the blast.

The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/to-lahore-with-love/article8420958.ece

4th Indo-Pak Peace Calendar launched in several cities in India and Pakistan

Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 4th Indo-Pak Peace Calendar has been launched in Delhi, Panipat, Ayodhya-Faizabad in India and Lahore, Islamabad and Toba Tek Singh in Pakistan.

The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/a-date-with-indiapakistan-peace/article8117772.ece

India Today http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/calendar-based-on-artwork-by-india-pak-schoolchildren/1/565580.html

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Peaceniks-launch-calendar/articleshow/50562252.cms

Times of India (Amritsar) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amritsar/Efforts-should-continue-for-long-lasting-peace/articleshow/50550329.cms

Business Standard (India) http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/an-indo-pak-peace-calendar-116011700469_1.html

The Hans India http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/National/2016-01-11/Indo-Pak-school-children-paint-peace-message/199619

India Tomorrow (India) http://www.indiatomorrow.net/eng/aaghaz-e-dosti-launches-indo-pak-peace-calendar-in-pakistan

Chitral Today (Pakistan) http://www.chitraltoday.net/fourth-indo-pak-peace-calendar-launched/

Aman ki Asha http://amankiasha.com/?p=5690

News watch Pakistan http://newswatch.pk/2016/01/a-peace-message-from-delhi/

South Asia Monitor http://southasiamonitor.org/detail.php?type=n&nid=15475

Global Voices https://globalvoices.org/2016/01/13/indians-and-pakistanis-hope-to-take-their-countries-from-rivals-to-friends/

Muslim Mirror (India) http://muslimmirror.com/eng/seminar-in-faizabad-activists-flay-politics-of-polarization/

90CAPS http://www.90caps.com/society/bringing-alive-the-memory-of-toba-tek-singh/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organized discussion on “Role of People in Peace Building” at World Book Fair 2016

A discussion titled ‘Role of People in Peace Building’ was organized by Aaghaz-e-Dosti. This discussion was organized in context of South Asia where eminent guests participated to discuss that how and what role people can play in peace building.

This discussion included eminent guests like Prof Dilip Simeon (Noted historian and author of ‘Revolution Highway’), Ram Mohan Rai (Advocate of Supreme Court of India and Peace activist), Mr. Pushpendra Pathak, Mirwais Parsa (Postgraduate student in  South Asian university from Afghanistan) and Shucheesmita Simonti (Postgraduate student in South Asian University from Bangladesh.

Aaghaz-e-Dosti facilitated exchange of Diwali greeting cards between students of Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) and Air Foundation School System (Umerkot, Sindh)

Ecole Mondiale World School sent greeting cards on Diwali to Air Foundation School System, a school in umerkot in Sindh, Pakistan. This card exchange was facilitated by Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a joint Indo-Pak Friendship initiative.

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amritsar/Indian-Pak-students-to-exchange-greeting-cards-in-festiveseason/articleshow/50153336.cms

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amritsar/Indo-Pak-students-to-extend-a-hand-of-freindship/articleshow/50157332.cms

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2015dec13/1450010857.html#.Vm_esr_1p40

Aaghaz-e-Dosti wrote letter Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her visit to Pakistan

Read the letter https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/letter-to-honble-external-affairs-minister-sushma-swaraj-ji-with-suggestions-on-issues-of-talk-during-her-honorable-visit-and-meeting-in-pakistan/

Letter published in Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amritsar/Aaghaz-e-Dosti-writes-to-Swaraj-ahead-of-Pak-visit/articleshow/50081239.cms

Aaghaz-e-Dosti connected classrooms of a Mumbai and Karachi school

Aaghaz-e-Dosti has also been using ICT for peace-building. They have used ICT to conduct aman chaupal sessions but this time, they connected classrooms across the border.

In Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s first “Indo-Pak Classroom Connect”, they connected the grade 7 classroom of Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) and Government Girls’ Secondary School (Gizri, Karachi) through video conference to facilitate interaction between students.

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/First-Indo-Pak-classroom-connect-between-Mumbai-Karachi/articleshow/50058636.cms

Daily Times http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/06-Dec-2015/indo-pak-classrooms-connected-via-videoconference

Aman ki Asha Website http://amankiasha.com/?p=5579

Indian Muslim Observer Website http://indianmuslimobserver.com/2015/12/06/aaghaz-e-dosti-initiative-connects-classrooms-in-india-and-pakistan-through-video-conferencing/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti conducted the 18th Aman Chaupal in Resource Academia School, Lahore (Pakistan)

Aaghaz-e-Dosti team members Devika Mittal (Convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti India) and Madhavi Bansal (Bangalore Co-ordinator) interacted with students of Resource Academia School, Lahore.

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Cross-border-peace-gets-a-chance-in-these-chaupals/articleshow/49840467.cms

Aaghaz-e-Dosti conducted 17th Aman Chaupal in Punjab University, Lahore (Pakistan)

Aaghaz-e-Dosti team members Devika Mittal (Convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti India) and Madhavi Bansal (Bangalore Co-ordinator), interacted with students of Punjab University.

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Cross-border-peace-gets-a-chance-in-these-chaupals/articleshow/49840467.cms

Aaghaz-e-Dosti conducted 16th Aman Chaupal in Excellent Education Centre, Lahore (Pakistan)

In Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 16th Aman Chaupal, youth activist and Indian convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Devika Mittal (Convener from India) had interacted with the students of Excellent Education Centre.

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Cross-border-peace-gets-a-chance-in-these-chaupals/articleshow/49840467.cms

Aman ki Asha Website http://amankiasha.com/?p=5523

Aaghaz-e-Dosti facilitates exchange of greeting cards between Indian and Pakistani students wishing Independence Day to each other

Ecole Mondiale World School (Mumbai) initiated a beautiful step towards friendship with having their 7th grade students to make cards for Pakistanis wishing them on their independence day. The cards were sent to Aaghaz-e-Dosti to be sent to a school in Pakistan. The cards were sent to Namra Nasyr, the Lahore Coordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, who shared the cards with students of Excellent Education Centre. The students in Pakistan warmly received the cards and have also made cards for their Indian friends which were sent back to the Mumbai school.

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/indian-and-pakistani-school-students-exchange-greeting-cards/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organises peace building workshop in Gujarat Schools

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a joint Indo-Pak Initiative of Mission Bhartiyam (India) and The Catalyst – Tc (Pakistan), conducted peace-building workshops in Gujarat Public School and Navrachana Sama School in Baroda/Vadodara (Gujarat, India). The workshops were conducted by team members of Aaghaz-e-Dosti – Devika Mittal and Shruti Arora. It was facilitated by Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere, the Baroda Coordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti and Helly Bhatt. Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/aaghaz-e-dosti-conducted-peace-building-workshop-in-gujarat-schools/

Friends Beyond Borders Launched

Aaghaz-e-Dosti has launched an eight-week virtual peace building course called Friends Beyond Borders. To read more, see https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/our-initiatives/friends-beyond-borders/

Read the first session’s report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/friends-beyond-borders-i-aaghaz-e-dosti-facilitates-28-people-to-make-friends-beyond-the-border/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti conducted Indo-Pak Peace-Building Workshop

Read Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2015may31/1433090364.html#.WDvyj33rR40

Pakistan Tribe https://www.pakistantribe.com/39923/aaghaz-e-dosti-conducts-first-indo-pak-peace-workshop-in-delhi

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised discussion on “Shared History – Shared Hopes” in World Book Fair 2015 (New Delhi)

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a cross-border initiative for Indo-Pak Friendship organised a discussion on ‘Shared History-Shared Hopes’ in the Indo-Pak context on 14th February, the inaugural day of World Book Fair 2015 at New Delhi. The session was organised at ‘Sahitya Manch’ and theme was The guest speakers included Prof. Chaman Lal, Ms. Sadia Dehlvi, Ram Mohan Rai and Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi. The session was moderated by Ravi Nitesh.

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2015feb14/1423927676.html

Aaghaz-e-Dosti launched its third Indo-Pak Calendar in Delhi, Nashik, Panipat and Chandigarh in India and Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi in in Pakistan

The third Indo-Pak calendar was launched alongwith a discussion or “Sharing of Hopes for a Peaceful Co-existence” in Delhi, Nashik, Panipat and Chandigarh in India and Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi in Pakistan. Read about the launch in different cities.

Delhi Launch:

Zee News (India) http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/calendar-launched-to-endorse-peace-between-india-pakistan_1521714.html

Chandigarh Launch

Times of India (India) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/India-Pakistan-Peace-Calendar-released-on-Valentines-Day/articleshow/46248913.cms

Panipat Launch

The News (Pakistan) http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-14-299990-BriefS

Islamabad Launch

The News (Pakistan) http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-14-297515-Indo-Pak-calendar-Islamabad-launch

Lahore Launch

Dawn (Pakistan) http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=01_02_2015_177_004

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised Peshawar Solidarity Blood Donation Camp in New Delhi

Ministry of External Affairs, India website http://www.mea.gov.in/articles-in-indian-media.htm?dtl/24609/IndoPak+peace+groups+organise+Peshawar+solidarity+blood+donation+in+Delhi

Dunya News (Pakistan) http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Pakistan/251172-Indian-Red-Cross-Society-launches-blood-donation-d

13th Aman Chaupal: Pakistani Youth Activists interact with students from Bangalore

In Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 13th Aman Chaupal, video conferencing was used to conduct an interaction between youth activists from Pakistan and Indian students with the aim to counter stereotypes and misconceptions.

In this session, youth activists and Pakistan team of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Aliya Harir (Convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti from Pakistan) and Syed Zeeshan Ali Shah, had interacted with about 50 students and faculty members from Prakriya Green Wisdom School of Bangalore who were on an educational trip in Delhi.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/13th-aman-chaupal-pakistani-youth-activists-interact-with-students-from-bangalore/

News Published at

Two Circles (India) http://twocircles.net/2014dec25/1419520467.html#.VJxC6F4AA

Muslim Mirror (India) http://muslimmirror.com/eng/pakistani-youth-activists-interact-with-students-from-bangalore-through-video-conferencing/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Aman ki Asha and Gandhi Global Family organised Peshawar Solidarity Blood Donation Drive

In solidarity with victims of Peshawar school attack, a blood donation drive was organized by Aman ki Asha, Aaghaz-e-Dosti and Gandhi Global Family at Indian Red Cross Society head quarters at New Delhi.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/aaghaz-e-dosti-aman-ki-asha-and-gandhi-global-family-organised-peshawar-solidarity-blood-donation-drive/

News published at

Ministry of External Affairs (Govt. of India) website http://mea.gov.in/articles-in-foreign-media.htm?dtl/24609/IndoPak+peace+groups+organise+Peshawar+solidarity+blood+donation+in+Delhi

Dunya Tv (Pakistan) http://dunyanews.tv/index.php/en/Pakistan/251172-Indian-Red-Cross-Society-launches-blood-donation-d

Aman ki Asha page, The News (Pakistan) http://www.amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=1495

Two Circles (India) http://twocircles.net/2014dec22/1419223038.html#.VJeyasAEc

Greater Kashmir (India) http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2014/Dec/22/indo-pak-peace-groups-organize-blood-donation-54.asp

Beyond Headlines (India) http://beyondheadlines.in/2014/12/ngos-plan-blood-donation-drive-in-memory-of-victims-of-peshawar-killings/

India Tomorrow (India) http://www.indiatomorrow.net/eng/in-solidarity-with-peshawar-victims-a-blood-donation-camp-held-in-delhi

Aaghaz-e-Dosti condemns Punjabi University’s decision to cancel Pakistani Qawaals’ Program

Read the statement https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/aaghaz-e-dosti-condemn-punjabi-university-decision-to-cancel-pakistani-qawaals-program/

Twelfth Aman Chaupal: Youth Activists of Pakistan interacts with students in India through video conferencing

In first of its kind, video conferencing was used to conduct an interaction between youth activists from Pakistan and Indian students with the aim to counter stereotypes and misconceptions. This was Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s twelfth Aman Chaupal. In this session, youth activists and Pakistan team of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Aliya Harir (Convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti from Pakistan) and Syed Zeeshan Ali Shah, had interacted with about 100 students and faculty members from Headstart School of Bangalore who were on an educational trip in Delhi.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/twelfth-aman-chaupal-video-conferencing-connects-india-pakistan/

News published at

The News – Aman ki Asha page (Pakistan) http://amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=1477

Only Kashmir (India) http://onlykashmir.in/indo-pak-youths-connect-through-video-conference/

Beyond Headlines (India) http://beyondheadlines.in/2014/11/aman-chaupal-india-pak-connect-with-video-conferencing/

Two Circles (India) http://beyondheadlines.in/2014/11/aman-chaupal-india-pak-connect-with-video-conferencing/

Eleventh Aman Chaupal: Indian Delegates interact with college students in Islamabad

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised its eleventh Aman Chaupal at the Indus Group of Colleges in Islamabad on 7th November. The guests of the sessions were Dr. Manju Dagar and Mr. Mukesh Kataria. Dr. Manju Dagar is an award winning journalist and news anchor with rich experience of anchoring with organizations like All India Radio, Doordarshan, Aakashvani and various other news channels. Mr. Mukesh Kataria, basically from New Delhi, is the CEO and Chairman at IPCC Ireland.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/eleventh-aman-chaupal-with-indian-delegates-in-a-pakistani-college/

News Published at

The News – Aman ki Asha page (Pakistan) http://amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=1473

Beyond Headlines (India) http://beyondheadlines.in/2014/11/aman-chaupal-in-pakistans-indus-group-of-colleges/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti was a finalist at the 3rd eNGO South Asia Challenge 2014

In the 3rd eNGO Challenge 2014 wherein about 300 NGOs that are utilising ICT had competed, Mission Bhartiyam (Aaghaz-e-Dosti India) had competed in two categories – Advocacy and Best use of Social Media. It became the finalist in both categories. Under the best use of Social Media category, Mission Bhartiyam had nominated Aaghaz-e-Dosti initiative. 

Tenth Aman Chaupal: Former Indian Journalist in Pakistan, Ms. Meena Menon, interacts with students in Andhra School

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organized its tenth Aman Chaupal at Andhra Education Society on 10th October. The guest for the session was Ms. Meena Menon who was the former Indian Journalist in Pakistan. She is currently the deputy editor of The Hindu.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/tenth-aman-chaupal-former-indian-journalist-in-pakistan-meena-menon-interacts-with-students-in-a-delhi-school/

News published at

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Despite-border-tension-Indo-Pak-friendship-initiative-continues/articleshow/44796316.cms

The News – Aman ki Asha page (Pakistan) http://amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=1461

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=116584

Two Circles(India) http://twocircles.net/2014oct12/1413093362.html

Beyond the headlines (India) http://beyondheadlines.in/2014/10/meena-menon-interacts-with-delhi-students-in-aman-chaupal-program/ 

Hastakshep (India) http://www.hastakshep.com/english/news-1/nation-news-1/2014/10/11/meena-menon-interact-with-students-in-a-delhi-school

Aaghaz-e-Dosti issued a statement condemning the ceasefire violations on both sides; appealed for peace and humanity

Read the statement https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/aaghaz-e-dosti-condemns-ceasefire-violations-from-both-sides-appeals-to-restore-peace-humanity/

Published at

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indo-Pak-tension-flares-on-cyberspace-Press-Club-of-Indias-website-hacked/articleshow/44750868.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=TOI

The News – Aman ki Asha page (Pakistan) http://amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=1459

Nasheman (India) http://nasheman.in/india-and-pakistan-must-immediately-stop-ceasefire-violations-pipfpd-aaghaz-e-dosti/

Muslim Mirror (India) http://muslimmirror.com/eng/aaghaz-e-dosti-condemns-ceasefire-violations-from-both-sides-appeals-to-restore-peace-humanity/

Muslim Awaz (India) http://www.muslimawaz.com/aaghaz-e-dosti-condemns-ceasefire-violations-appeals-to-restore-peace-humanity/

Two Circles (India) http://twocircles.net/2014oct09/1412824163.html#.VDZ8k7CUeQw

Eighth & Ninth Aman Chaupal: Pakistani students interact with youths in an educational centre in Delhi

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organized its eighth and ninth Aman Chaupal on 4th October at two centres – Hastal Village and Jeevan Park, of AAM Foundation, an NGO that provides free English classes. This was our eighth and ninth Aman Chaupal. The guests for the two sessions were two Pakistani students studying in India, Ms. Fatima Parveen and Mr. Poonamchand Chauhan. Both are pursuing their post-graduation in Sociology from South Asian University.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/eighth-ninth-aman-chaupal-pakistani-students-interact-with-youths-in-an-educational-centre-in-delhi/

News published at

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=116540

Indian Muslim Observer http://indianmuslimobserver.com/2014/10/05/8th-9th-aman-chaupal-pakistani-students-interact-with-youths-in-an-educational-centre-in-delhi/

Muslim Mirror (India) http://muslimmirror.com/eng/pakistani-students-interact-with-youths-in-an-educational-centre-in-delhi/

Unique Pakistan http://news.uniquepakistan.com.pk/creating-harmony-pakistani-students-dialogue-youth-india/

Aaghaz-e-Dost’s Independence Day Initiative: Indians and Pakistanis wish people of both countries

Independence Day is not just a celebration of independence from British rule but it also reminds people about the decision to part ways, thereby invoking both aggressive nationalism and jingoism. With the aim to counter this and encourage people on both sides to accept and respect each other as independent sovereigns, Aaghaz-e-Dosti invited messages from Indians and Pakistanis to wish Independence Day to both countries.

Aaghaz-e-Dosti had recieved 97 messages from India and Pakistan. This initiative was supported by two progressive medias of India and Pakistan – The News Minute (India) and Unique Pakistan.  

News published at

The News Minute (India) http://www.thenewsminute.com/side_headlines/37

Unique Pakistan http://news.uniquepakistan.com.pk/indians-pakistan-wish-independence-day/

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=115980

Aaghaz-e-Dosti submitted suggestions to increase people-to-people communication to both Governments

Aaghaz-e-Dosti had compiled several measures to increase people-to-people communication for improving Indo-Pak relations. These suggestions have been submitted to the Pakistan High Commission and Ministry of External Affairs in India and Indian High Commission and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan with the hope that the two governments will consider and implement the best among these things to ensure stronger bonds of Peace and Friendship.

News published at Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Telecom-partnership-money-exchange-counters-would-boost-India-Pak-ties/articleshow/38889238.cms

Aaghaz-e-Dosti released city manuals to facilitate Indo-Pak people-to-people communication

Aaghaz-e-Dosti aims to counter mutual hatred and suspicion. One important way to do that is to establish people-to-people communication. Let them meet, let them talk, let them explore the other side to challenge the misconceptions. 

To facilitiate it, Aaghaz-e-Dosti has released city manuals for the cities that see most of the visitors from India/Pakistan. This is our way to welcome you, assist you in taking the step for friendship. 

Download the manuals from https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/city-manuals/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti delegation met a senior diplomat at Pakistan High Commission over the issue of Prisoners

On the issue of prisoners, Aaghaz-e-Dosti was invited for a discussion on 10 June 2014 by a senior diplomat at the Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi. The 4-member delegation comprised of Ravi Nitesh, Devika Mittal, Ajay Pandey and Pankaj Pathak. 

Aaghaz-e-Dosti delegation interacted with politicians and social activists from Pakistan

A delegation of Aaghaz-e-Dosti met with a delegation of politicians and social activists from Pakistan. The delegation comprising of Mr. Afzal Shah Khamosh (President of Pakistan Mazdoor Kisan Party), Mr. Shakeel Wahidullah Khan, (social activist and General Secretary of Cultural Heritage Council), Mr. Ibrahim Zia (Cultural and Social Activist) and some youths were here to meet Bollywood actors who were natives of Peshawar or have used cinema for portraying the spirit of the people of Peshawar. Their objective was to emphasise on the aspect of similarities and develop a culture of mutual understanding and peace. 

The Aaghaz-e-Dosti delegation comprised of Ravi Nitesh, Devika Mittal, Arvind Lodi, Kunal Malhotra and Mukesh Raghuvanshi 

Aaghaz-e-Dosti released a list of Indo-Pak prisoners

In view of building trust, Aaghaz-e-Dosti released the details of the Indian and Pakistani prisoners lodged in each other’s jail. This was probably the first time when any such detailed list will be made public. By this, Aaghaz-e-Dosti hope to facilitate transparency as well as to sensitize people on both sides about each other’s pain and towards the larger goal of peace and humanity.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/aaghaz-e-dosti-released-indo-pak-prisoners-list/

News published at:

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Chandigarh/India-Pakistan-body-releases-list-of-Pak-prisoners-in-Indian-jails/articleshow/36121874.cms

The New Indian Express http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/List-of-Pakistan-Prisoners-in-Indian-Jails-Now-in-Public-Domain/2014/06/07/article2266961.ece

The News (Pakistan) http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-14-255371-Raising-a-voice-for-cross-border-prisoners

Daily Times (Pakistan) http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/06-Jun-2014/list-of-pakistani-prisoners-in-indian-jails-released

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised seventh Aman Chaupal in Delhi School 

Aaghaz-e-Dosti  organized its seventh Aman Chaupal in Delhi University Social Centre Co-ed School. In this seventh Aman Chaupal session, Aaghaz-e-Dosti team members comprising of  Devika Mittal, the convenor(India) of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Masakazu Kobayashi and Amrita Middey addressed the students, initiated a discussion on Indo-Pak issues, talked to them about Pakistan and corroborated it with photographic evidence.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/pakistanis-condemn-hatred-as-much-as-we-do-write-students-seventh-aman-chaupal-held-in-delhi-school/

News published at

Two Circles(India) http://twocircles.net/2014apr25/seventh_aman_chaupal_delhi_school.html#.U5hlV3KSxF8

South Asian Daily http://southasiandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/part_14.pdf

South Asian Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=114689

Aaghaz-e-Dosti Pakistan wrote a letter to all Political Parties of India

Read the letter https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/aaghaz-e-dosti-pakistan-wrote-an-open-letter-to-all-political-parties-of-india/

Letter published at

Countercurrents http://www.countercurrents.org/harir030414.htm

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=114406

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2014apr03/group_students_and_young_professionals_supporting_indopak_peace_reaches_out_political#.Uz7cQqiSxF8

Hastakshep http://www.hastakshep.com/english/release/2014/04/02/an-open-letter-to-the-representatives-of-political-parties-in-india?print=pdf

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised fifth and sixth Aman Chaupal with Theatre personality, Mr. Aamir Nawaz at JNU and South Asian University

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative for Indo-Pak friendship, organized its Fifth & Sixth Aman Chaupal on 24 February 2014 at Jawaharlal Nehru University and South Asian University, New Delhi. In this Aman Chaupal, Mr. Aamir Nawaz,  president of a leading Pakistani Theatre group, Maas Foundation, was the guest. 

In this Aman Chaupal, a video of Maas Foundation’s play “Permasher Singh” which is based on a story of partition was shown followed by a discussion on it and on other Indo-Pak issues.

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/the-memory-of-partition-needs-to-become-invalid-now-fifth-sixth-aman-chaupal-organized-in-new-delhi/

News published at

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2014feb25/memory_partition_needs_become_invalid_now_pakistani_theatre_artist.html

Hastakshep https://www.hastakshep.com/english/release/2014/02/25/the-memory-of-partition-needs-to-become-invalid-now?print=print

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=113967

Aaghaz-e-Dosti condemns and appeal for inquiry into the death of Pakistani Prisoner in Jammu Jail

Aaghaz-e-Dosti expressed concern over the death of Pakistani prisoner, Shaukat Ali, in an India jail. He was found hanging from the iron window of a barrack toilet in Amphalla jail. The Indian officials report it to be a suicide case. However, Pakistan’s foreign spokesperson has claimed it to be a reaction of the torture at the hands of Indian authorities.

Aaghaz-e-Dosti had demanded for an inquiry. It had also demanded from both Governments to look into the plight of the prisoners in their respective jails and release prisoners whose sentence has been completed. 

Read the statement https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/aaghaz-e-dosti-condemns-and-appeal-for-inquiry-into-the-death-of-pakistani-prisoner-in-jammu-jail/

Statement published at https://www.hastakshep.com/english/release/2014/02/27/aaghaz-e-dosti-condemns-the-death-of-pakistani-prisoner-in-indian-jail?print=pdf

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=113965

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised a discussion on “Books Connects Us” during the World Book Fair 2014, New Delhi

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organized a discussion on the topic “Books Connect Us” (in the context of South Asia) during the World Book Fair on 15 Feb. In this discussion, the speakers were Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi (Asst Professor of International Relations at South Asian University), Sh. Pankaj Chaturvedi (Asst Editor-NBT, Eminent Hindi columnist) and Sh. Shivendra Singh (Associated with India TV and Writer, Author of Ye Jo hai Pakistan and Vijay Chowk Live) and four student speakers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 

The speakers talked about the role of the books in connecting South Asia. They talked about how books can play a major role in building people to people bond, by providing a chance to know about each other, to know about each other’s society, culture, language, customs etc. 

Read the report https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/aaghaz-e-dosti-organised-discussion-books-connect-us-during-the-world-book-fair/

News published at:

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2014feb16/aaghazedosti_organises_discussion_book_fair.html

Hastakshep http://www.hastakshep.com/english/news-1/nation-news-1/2014/02/16/books-connect-us

Aaghaz-e-Dosti condemned the protest against the Pakistani Band by Shiv Sena in Mumbai

Hindu Fascist group, Shiv Sena, had protested against the Pakistani Sufi Band, Mekaal Hasan, at the Press Club in Mumbai. Aaghaz-e-Dosti condemned this protest as an action against peace.

Read the statement here https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/we-want-peace-condemnation-of-the-protest-against-pakistani-band-in-mumbai/

News published at:

Countercurrents http://www.countercurrents.org/aed050214.htm

Chitral Today (Pakistan) http://www.chitraltoday.net/2014/02/04/we-want-peace-condemnation-of-the-protest-against-pakistani-band-in-mumbai/

Lahore Times (Pakistan) http://www.lhrtimes.com/2014/02/05/we-want-peace-aaghaz-e-dosti-condemns-protest-against-pakistani-band-in-mumbai-226637/

Hastakshep (India) http://www.hastakshep.com/english/release/2014/02/04/we-want-peace-condemnation-of-the-protest-against-pakistani-band-in-mumbai?print=pdf

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2014feb05/condemnation_protest_against_pakistani_band_mumbai.html

Aaghaz-e-Dosti launched the Indo-Pak Calendar, “Calendar for Peace & Love 2014” in India (New Delhi) and Pakistan (Islamabad)

The second annual Indo-Pak calendar titled as “Calendar for Peace & Love 2014” was launched in India on 21st December at India International Centre, New Delhi and in Pakistan on 23rd December at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

Read about the launch and the discussion at https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/indo-pak-calendar-launched-in-islamabad-and-new-delhi/

News published at:

The Hindu, Print edition 24th December 2013 http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/india-pakistan-ngos-create-peace-calendar/article5496615.ece

Navbharat Times, Print edition 24th December 2013 http://epaper.navbharattimes.com/details/11683-49452-1.html

The News International, Print edition 2nd January 2014 http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-14-223801-Cross-border-calendar-launch

The Express Tribune, Pakistan: Print Edition 24th December 2013 http://tribune.com.pk/story/649680/kiss-and-make-up-lets-be-good-neighbours-urge-speakers/

South Asia Mail, an independent internet weeklyhttp://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=112924

Counter Currents, web-based journalism, dated 20th December 2013 http://www.countercurrents.org/mb201213.htm

South Asia Monitor http://southasiamonitor.org/detail.php?type=emerging&nid=6943 

Beyond Headlines, a web-based alternative news portal, 21st December 2013 http://beyondheadlines.in/2013/12/indo-pak-calendar-launched/

Demotix, an international network for photojournalists http://www.demotix.com/news/3546653/calender-launch-peace-and-love-between-india-and-pakistan-delhi#media-3546608

Hastakshep http://www.hastakshep.com/tag/indo-pak-calendar-launched-in-new-delhi

Two Circles  http://twocircles.net/2013dec22/eminent_journalists_writers_discuss_indopak_friendship_iic_calendar_paintings.html

Delegation of Politicians and Activists from Pakistan interacts with Aaghaz-e-Dosti delegation

On 27th September, a delegation of Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative of indo-pak friendship, met a six-member delegation of politicians and activists from Pakistan. The delegation from Pakistan included Mr. Chaudhary Amjad, Member of Provincial Assembly (Punjab) from Pakistan Muslim League (N), Md. Mian Rafiq, Member of Provincial Assembly (Punjab) from Pakistan Peoples’ Party and Tri-national Committee member of BBPPF, Mr. Fanous Gojar, Chairperson of Awami Workers Party (Pakistan), Mr. Shakeel Ahmad, President, Awami Workers Party (Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) and President of BBPPF Pakistan Chapter, Mr. Umar Zada, Social Activist and affiliated with Government Postgraduate College and a young student from Peshawar, Mr. Saifullah.

The interaction had revolved around many issues ranging from the current situation and the need for peace to the situation of left politics in Pakistan. 

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/delegation-of-politicians-from-pakistan-interacts-with-youth-delegation-of-aaghaz-e-dosti/

News published at: 

The News, Print Edition 2 October 20 http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-14-205487-Pakistani-activists-visit-India

Lahore Times http://www.lhrtimes.com/2013/09/29/our-journey-is-incomplete-without-interaction-with-youths-199583/

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013sep30/our_journey_incomplete_without_interaction_youths_pak_politicians.html

Hastakshep http://www.hastakshep.com/english/news-1/nation-news-1/2013/09/30/our-journey-incomplete-interaction-youths#.UlV-JFBQER4

Celebration of World Peace Day – “Paintings for Peace (India-Pakistan-Afghanistan)

Dawn, Print Edition 21 September 2013  http://dawn.com/news/1044287/international-day-of-peace

Lahore Times http://www.lhrtimes.com/2013/09/23/world-peace-day-observed-with-painting-for-peace-india-pakistan-afghanistan-197572/

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013sep21/world_peace_day_observed_painting_peace_south_asia.html

Hastakshep http://www.hastakshep.com/english/news-1/nation-news-1/2013/09/21/world-peace-day-observed-painting-peace-india-pakistan-afghanistan#.UkeSCoZQER4

Indian Muslim Mirror http://www.indianmuslimobserver.com/2013/09/world-peace-day-observed-with-painting.html

Fourth Aman Chaupal: Journalist-Activist from Pakistan, Ms. Kiran Nazish interacted with students at Rainbow English Sr. Sec. School, New Delh

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organized its Fourth Aman Chaupal on 11 September 2013 at Rainbow English Sr. Sec. School in Delhi (India). In this Aman Chaupal, Kiran Nazish was the guest. She is a journalist-activist. Her works appear in reputed newspapers like Dawn, Express Tribune, Friday times, Tehelka, Forbes, Huffington Post and several others. 

There were questions on the issue of Kashmir, the recent clash, killing of Indian soldiers by the Pakistani army the case of Sarabjit Singh and the “un-cooperative” attitude of Pakistan Government.

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/we-need-to-stop-somewhere-aman-chaupal-organised-at-rainbow-school-with-kiran-nazish/

News published at:

The News, Print Edition 18 September 2013 http://www.amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=1186

Lahore Times http://www.lhrtimes.com/2013/09/11/aman-chaupal-with-kiran-nazish-organises-we-need-to-stop-somewhere-193873/

Hastakshep http://www.hastakshep.com/english/news-1/nation-news-1/2013/09/11/aman-chaupal-organised-rainbow-school-kiran-nazish#.UkeOroZQER4

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013sep13/aman_chaupal_organised_rainbow_school_kiran_nazish.html

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/mainnews.php?id=14079

RINA http://www.rina.in/news/we-need-to-stop-somewhere-aman-chaupal-organised-at-rainbow-school-with-kiran-nazish/

Articles about Aman Chaupal

South Asia Monitor http://southasiamonitor.org/detail.php?type=emerging&nid=5571

Countercurrents http://www.countercurrents.org/mujtaba270713.htm

The Alternative http://thealternative.in/arts-culture/pakistan-is-not-what-media-portrays-it-to-be-says-peace-activist/

Third Aman Chaupal: Senior Journalist from Pakistan, Mr. Raza Rumi interacted with students at Indraprastha Hindu Girls’ Sr. Sec. School, New Delhi

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organized its Third Aman Chaupal today on 8 August 2013 at Indraprastha Hindu Girls’ Sr. Sec. School in Delhi (India). In this Aman Chaupal, Raza Rumi was the guest. Raza Rumi is the director of Jinnah Institute, a writer associated with reputed newspapers like The News, Express Tribune and Friday times and has also worked in the United Nations. He has recently authored a book “Delhi by heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveller” and was in India for its launch.

There were questions on the recent ceasefire violations, on the fate of fishermen on both sides of the border, the poor state of jails, on the terror groups in Pakistan, on Malala, on the role of China and the status of women and minorities. 

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/third-aman-chaupal-with-raza-rumi/

News published at:

The Friday Times http://www.thefridaytimes.com/beta3/tft/article.php?issue=20130906&page=20

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=111492

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013aug08/senior_pak_journalist_interacts_delhi_students.html

RINA http://www.rina.in/news/third-aman-chaupal-organised-at-indraprastha-school/

Aaghaz-e-Dosti condemned the recent ceasefire violation and the killing of 5 soldiers on LOC

Read the statement here https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/statement-by-aaghaz-e-dosti-over-the-recent-ceasefire-violation-and-killing-of-5-soldiers-on-loc/

First and Second Aman Chaupal: Peace Activist from Pakistan, Ms. Saeeda Diep interacts with students at Columbia Foundation School and South Asian University, New Delhi

On 10th July, Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised the first Aman Chaupal at Columbia Foundation Sr. Sec. school in Delhi. Peace Activist from Pakistan, Ms. Saeeda Diep had interacted with students from classes 6th-12th. On the same day, she had interacted with some students at South Asian University.

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/aman-chaupal-peace-activist-from-pakistan-interacted-with-students-at-columbia-foundation-sr-sec-school-delhi/

Watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzwoh2OfinI&feature=share

News published at:

The News, Print Edition 17th July 2013 http://amankiasha.com/detail_news.asp?id=1137

Lahore Times http://www.lhrtimes.com/2013/07/14/pakistani-peace-activist-interacts-with-indian-students-in-aman-chaupal-179803/

Hastakshep http://www.hastakshep.com/english/news-1/nation-news-1/2013/07/14/peace-activist-pakistan-interacts-students-aman-chaupal#.UfNp0dIwdoF

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013jul13/peace_activist_pakistan_interacts_students_aman_chaupal.html

RINA http://www.rina.in/news/peace-activist-from-pakistan-interacts-with-students-in-aman-chaupal/

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=111197

Aaghaz-e-Dosti issued a statement on the death of Sarabjit Singh

Aaghaz-e-Dosti issued a statement on the death of Sarabjit Singh condemning the revival of jingoistic sentiments. It also stated that the Pakistan Government should have taken steps for his security. 

Read the statement here https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/statement-by-aaghaz-e-dosti-over-death-of-sarabjit-singh/

News published at:

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=110201

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013may02/aaghazedosti_condemns_sarabjit%E2%80%99s_death_and_revival_jingoistic_sentiments.html

Aaghaz-e-Dosti India wrote an open letter to all the political parties of Pakistan

Read the letter https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/an-open-letter-to-the-representatives-of-the-political-parties-of-pakistan/

Letter published at

Pakistan Tribune http://paktribune.com/news/Open-letter-to-our-representatives-By-Aaghaz-e-dosti-259226.html

Daily Times http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013%5C04%5C17%5Cstory_17-4-2013_pg3_7

Friday Times http://www.thefridaytimes.com/beta3/tft/article.php?issue=20130426&page=10

Muslim Mirror http://muslimmirror.com/eng/an-open-letter-to-political-parties-of-pakistan/

South Asia Mail http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=110003

Aaghaz-e-Dosti launched the Calendar for Peace and Love – 2013

Aaghaz-e-Dosti launched the first calendar of Peace and Friendship which had paintings from students from India and Pakistan and messages from renowned personalities involved in Indo-Pak friendship mission. It was launched on 27th January 2013. Alongwith the launch, a discussion or sharing of hopes was also organised. 

The panel included Pankaj Singh (poet, part of foundation of SAARC writers and literature forum), Pankaj Chaturvedi (popular columnist with hindi newspapers), Sirish Agrawal (Founder, IPFSA), Prof Dhananjay (Prof of IR at South Asian University) & Shivendra Singh (Journalist, author of ‘Ye jo hai pakistan’).  Students from Pakistan studying in India were also invited to share their views and experiences. The Global vigil for Indo Pak Peace (initiated by Aman ki Asha) that was observed in many countries across the globe was also observed in this program at New Delhi. 

Read about it here http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/call-to-empower-peoples-voices-to-foster-indopakistan-peace/article4352842.ece

News published at:

The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/call-to-empower-peoples-voices-to-foster-indopakistan-peace/article4352842.ece  Print Edition, 28th January2013

Announcement of Launch of Calendar and discussion

The News http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-14-155910-Aaghaz-e-dosti-calendar

Yahoo News http://in.news.yahoo.com/calendar-peace-love-between-india-pakistan-162602359.html

Hastshep http://hastakshep.com/?p=28885

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013jan26/%E2%80%98calendar_peace_and_love%E2%80%99_indopak_peace_and_harmony.html

Aaj ki Khabar http://www.aajkikhabar.com/en/News/Top-News/Calendar-for-peace-and-love-between-India-Pakistan/715813.html

Aaghaz-e-Dosti condemned the clash on border and ceasefire violation

On the recent border clash, Aaghaz-e-dosti has issued a press statement condemning the attacks. It had also sought the views of some peace activists. 

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/statement-of-condemnation-of-clash-on-indo-pak-border-by-peace-activists/

News published at:

Ravi Nitesh, founder of Mission Bhartiyam and Aaghaz-e-dosti discusses the issue on NDTV’s “The Social Network”. Here’s the link for the video:

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/the-social-network/india-pakistan-jaw-jaw-better-than-war-war/261253

Aaghaz-e-dosti had issued a statement to the press condemning the attacks. It has also sought the views of peace activists on this matter.

Muslim Mirror http://www.muslimmirror.com/top-news/1306-aaghaz-e-dosti-condemns-any-violation-of-ceasefire-between-india-and-pakistan

Hastakshep http://hastakshep.com/?p=28374

Aaghaz-e-Dosti sent out message of Peace & Friendship during Indo-Pak Cricket match at Delhi: 6th Jan 2013

Volunteers of Aaghaz-e-dosti had painted their face in colors of peace, displayed posters and distributed pamphlets with messages of peace and friendship outside the Kotla Stadium, during the Indo-Pak match on 6th January 2012. 

Read https://aaghazedosti.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/2/

News published at:

The News http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-14-153328-Aaghaz-e-Dosti-for-cricket-fans

The Lahore Times http://www.lhrtimes.com/2013/01/07/indo-pak-match-aaghaz-e-dosti-volunteers-sent-out-messages-for-peace-friendship/

Azad Times http://www.azadtimes.com/blog/2013/01/07/indo-pak-relations-aaghaz-e-dosti-spreads-message-of-peace-friendship/

Jagran http://post.jagran.com/indopak-relations-aaghazedosti-spreads-message-of-peace-friendship-1357481769

Daily Bhaskar http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/DEL-youth-wished-for-everlasting-peace-as-india-pakistan-battled-it-out-at-kotla-4139768-PHO.html

Two Circles http://twocircles.net/2013jan06/message_peace_indopak_cricket_match.html

Muslim Mirror http://muslimmirror.com/india/1194-cricketers-play-ball-inside-stadium-activists-play-peace-song-outside

Ground Report http://www.groundreport.com/Politics/Indo-Pak-Match-at-Kotla-converted-in-Friendship-Pl/2950496

Hastakshep http://hastakshep.com/?p=28248

Asian Age, print edition 8th January 2012

Dainik Hindustan, print edition 7th January 2012

Aaghaz- e-Dosti announced and invited paintings for ‘Calendar for Peace & Love-2013’ (10-25 NOV 2012)

Aaghaz-e-dosti had planned a calendar with paintings from youth of both India and Pakistan and a message from someone who has been actively working for friendship between the two countries. For this event, we had collaborated with Imov Humans and CYDA, Pakistan. The Calendar will be launched in a few days and will be out for sale. 

Read http://www.okhlatimes.com/blogs/promoting-indopak-friendship-through-calendar-painting101112.htm

Joint Independence Day of India and Pakistan – 2012

We had recorded videos wherein people had wished India and Pakistan on their independence day and hoped for peace and friendship. The event was done in collaboration with romancing the border. The videos are available at youtube. 

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