Present Team Structure of Aaghaz-e-Dosti
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 Hum Sab Aik Hai of Pakistan.
The working structure of Aaghaz-e-Dosti consists of founder, two convenors (temporary post) – India and Pakistan, core committee members, city-coordinators, members of regional team and task-based committees.
Aaghaz-e-Dosti has been working consistently since its launch in 2012. With the motive to work actively and extensively, every year, the team is restructured and membership is renewed. Here is the current team structure:
Founder of Aaghaz-e-Dosti: Ravi Nitesh
Conveners – Devika Mittal (India) and Raza Khan (Pakistan)
Core Members: Ravi Nitesh, Devika Mittal, Raza Khan and Madhulika V Narasimhan
Aligarh – Ilma Iqbal (Co-ordinator)
Baroda – Dr. Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere (Co-ordinator)
Chandigarh – Astinder Kaur ji (Co-ordinator)
Dehradun – Prashant Nautiyal (Co-ordinator)
Delhi – Madhulika Narasimhan (Chairperson), Madhuri (Treasurer), Shruti Achesh, Sarral Sharma, Neelanjan Chakraborty, Sanjana Arya, Manish Bhaduariya, Madalsa Poddar, Radhika Arora, Dr. Praveen Saraswat and Rupika
Islamabad – Syed Zeeshan Ali Shah, Fatima Shah and Saba Khalid
Lahore – Raza Khan, Safia Bokhari (Co-ordinator), Farooq Ishraq (General Secretary), Sarah Awan (Information Secretary), Atiqa Shahid
Toba Tek Singh – Umair Ahmad (Co-ordinator)
Nasima Karim – Co-ordinator
Zebaish Shaikh – Co-ordinator
Blog/Editing Team Devika Mittal, Madhulika V Narasimhan, Dr. Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere and Sheharyar Rizwan
Social Media Initiatives Team Swathi Gadepalli and Rupika
Design Team Shruti Achesh and Prashant Nautiyal
Volunteers: While anyone can apply to become a volunteer, only those who work are recognised as volunteers and on the basis of their work, are given a responsibility and enrolled in the team.