Celebrating independence jointly
Every year, Pakistanis and Indians celebrate Independence Day on 14th and 15th August respectively. And every year since 1995, peace groups in both countries have also celebrated Independence Day jointly, going to Wagah border to light candles, distribute sweets and sing peace songs.
This year, several organisations in Pakistan, India and across the globe are planning to organise Joint Celebrations on 14-15 August 2012 to commemorate the independence of both countries together and to pray for peace and friendship in the region.
A facebook page has been set up to help coordinate these efforts - seehttp://on.fb.me/LcHOeU.
Organisations, groups and individuals in India, Pakistan and across the world interested in promoting friendship and peace between these two countries are invited to endorse this initiative and organise or participate in Joint Celebrations in their own cities and towns on 14-15 August 2012.
Hatred is a handicap too
Peace through cricket
A unique cricket series kicked off last week in Islamabad, the one-off first ever T20 International handicapped cricket at Shalimar cricket ground, supported by Aman ki Asha in conjunction with the Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India and the Pakistan Cricket Association for the Physically Handicapped. The purpose was to ask a simple question: If these players can so easily overcome their physical handicaps, can we not rise above our differences?
Congratulations to the Indian Handicapped team for winning the match, beating the Pakistan Handicapped team by 11 runs.
Many countries are forming physically handicapped teams, says Abbas Hashmi, Chairman Pakistan Physically Handicapped Cricket Association. The Association is making efforts to promote peace through cricket and also plans to organize the SAARC physically handicapped tournament.
These matches are a step towards overcoming a disability that has plagued us for years. The peace journey is one in which everyone is a winner.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.
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