(May 18, 2011, Aman ki Asha) with some fun suggestions
Fun Things You Can Do In Your Community to Make Pray for Peace Day Take Off
We encourage people to post any ideas they have too. But this list can get you started:
Try hosting a street play about the cause in your mother tongue.
Make up a song and sing it.
Write poetry about this and display it on our page or anywhere else you feel like.
Tell people in your class, group, neighbourhood, religious place of worship or family about it and get everyone active and pray in their own styles for 30 seconds, both on Sunday, Dec 18, 2011, and before it if possible.
Do creative artwork or make drawings or paintings to bring attention to the cause.
If you just want something simple, try making a banner out of many sheets of regular paper and then sticking them together and write "Prayers for Peace". Or make a banner out of left over cloth pieces and stitch them together and embroider in your language. Or just paint or use a marker.
Melt a bunch of crayons to make a colourful candle and dip a string for a wick while the candle wax is still somewhat liquid and then let the string stay still. This can be lit and used as a peace symbol.
Ask people to come together in the nearest spot like a park or a rooftop and just pray in your own styles.
Sms, email or text your friends about this cause.
Tell your local media in your area to take an interest in this cause.
Do yoga in a group in an open area like a park or field to show solidarity with the cause.
Get your kids to skip 64 times to show the number of years since it's been since India and Pakistan's independence.
Make a mock coffin to show how the issue of unfriendly relations is like dragging a coffin past its grave.
This can be made out of left over newspaper (papier-mache style) by just gluing a bunch of leftover newspaper together and then painting it if you wish.
You can use odd wood or stick pieces to have the mock coffin placed on it. Or make a cut-out of a coffin on huge chart paper or thermocol and colour it with whatever you wish.
Make a rangoli or colour powder display to show your solidarity.
Do a reading in your community about writings on peace for people to hear.
Do film screenings either in your home or in a community room by showing documentaries relating to this theme
Join the Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan facebook page:
We cordially invite you to Save the Date:
When: Sunday Dec 18, 2011, Pray for Peace Day
What: Pray in your own style for 30 seconds for peace between India and Pakistan
By: People of any faith
Where: Anywhere on the planet by yourself or in a group
Inspired by: The power of prayer and meditation when done in numbers
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