Aaghaz-e-Dosti appeals to Governments of India and Pakistan to Restore Peace across LOC and Stop Ceasefire Violations
11th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect
Indo-Pak Classroom Connect session between students of 11th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect, brought together students of National School and College of Modern Sciences (Mandi Faizabad, Nankana Sahib in Punjab, the birth place of Guru Nanak) and Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai (India)
10th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect
Indo-Pak Classroom Connect session between grade 8 students of Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai (India) and Ghouri Wisdom School, Lahore (Pakistan)
9th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect
In the 9th Indo-Pak Classroom connect that had connected students of Gujarat Public School (Vadodara, Gujarat, India) and SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls’ School (Karachi, Pakistan), students did dance performances for each other. The Karachi students showcased a Sindhi dance form and also danced on a popular folk song “Lathe ki Chadar”. The Gujarati students from India did a garba.
20th Aman Chaupal
On 14th February 2017, Aaghaz-e-Dosti India conducted the 20th Aman Chaupal in KIIT World School in Pitampura in Delhi. The guests from Pakistan were Bharat Makwana and Suneel Nand. Both are pursuing masters in Sociology from South Asian University in Delhi.
8th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect
In Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 8th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect, two organisations – Project KHEL (Lucknow, India) and Zindagi Trust (Karachi) striving for quality education for underprivileged students connected. Project Khel had conducted the session in Modern Madrasa in Bhikampur while the Karachi session by Zindagi Trust was conducted in one of its adopted government schools – SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls Secondary School.
7th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect
In Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 7th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect, two organisations – Pathshala NGO (Surat, Gujarat) and Street to School (Karachi) striving for quality education for underprivileged students connected. The session connected students of Navnirman Vidyalaya (Surat, Gujarat) and Street to School Organisation.
Panel Discussion: Revitalising Indo-Pak Peacebuilding Efforts & Peace Exhibiton in Delhi
On February 16, 2017, Aaghaz-e-Dosti in collaboration with India International Centre organized a Peace Exhibition and a discussion on the theme- Revitalising Indo-Pak Peace Building Efforts.
The panelists included- Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr. TCA Raghavan, Major General (Retd.) of the Indian Army and Convener (India Pakistan Peace Process), Mr. Ashok K. Mehta, Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) of the Indian Air Force, Mr. Kapil Kak, and Senior Journalist and Former President of the Press Club of India, Mr. Rahul Jalali. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Medha Bisht, faculty, Department of International Relations, South Asian University.
The programme began with the inauguration of the Peace Exhibition by the Director, India International Centre (IIC), Air Marshal (Retd.) Naresh Verma. Peace Exhibition displayed the many paintings, greeting cards, letters and peace messages of school students from India and Pakistan.
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6th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect
“The 6th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect” of Aaghaz-e-Dosti connected school students of Gyan Mandir Public School (Delhi, India) and Evergreen Schooling Systems Fatima Jinnah Campus (Lyari, Karachi in Pakistan).
5th Indo-Pak Classroom Connect
In the fifth Indo-Pak Classroom connect, students of Gujarat and KPK interacted through video conferencing. On 26 January 2017, Aaghaz-e-Dosti conducted its fifth Indo-Pak Classroom connect involved children of Vicharata Samuday Samarthan Manch (VSSM), an organisation based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India) to children. These children hailed from different tribes and nomadic groups of Gujarat. In the connect, they were connected to students of Bacha Khan School of Nauthia, Peshawar – KPK (Pakistan).
5th Indo-Pak Peace Calendar (2017) launched in multiple cities in India and Pakistan and in Kyrgyz Republic
Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 5th Indo-Pak Peace Calendar was launched in Delhi, Dehradun, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Kolkata in India, in Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi and Toba Tek Singh in Pakistan and in Kyrgyz Republic.