By TCN News,
New Delhi: A popular nazm of Sardar Jafri “Tum aao gulshan e Lahore se chaman bardosh, Hum aayein subeh e Banaras ki roshni lekar, Himalay ki hawaon ki taazgi lekar, aur iske baad yeh poochein ki kaun dushman hai” was re-iterated to many today.
Today when people were rushing to enjoy their most favorite “Muqabla” of Indo-Pak Cricket match at Firoz Shah Kotla Stadium of New Delhi, some youths under the initiative of “Aaghaz-e-Dosti” (for indo Pak friendship) gathered outside the stadium with their face painted in colors of peace and love. They distributed pamphlets with messages of Peace and friendship to strengthen bond of India Pakistan relations.
People from Pak supported
“Aaghaz-e-Dosti” is an initiative for strengthening Indo-Pak relations and develop unwavering bonds of peace and friendship through efforts by youth of both countries. “Aaghaz-e dosti” is an intiative to enhance people to people communication under the South Asian Peace and Harmony objective of Mission Bhartiyam, an India-based NGO.
Convener of “Aaghaz-e-Dosti” campaign, Devika Mittal remarked that, “all this hate and suspicion are just result of misinformation and misunderstanding. We share the same culture, language and values. People of both nations do not want conflicts and desire for love and peace. We are just bringing this inner desire on the surface”.
A research scholar from AIIMS, Pankaj Pathak said, “We ,the people of both the nations, must come together to form a bond of trust. Our dialogues can work in making our nations more prosperous. We must have to come together to recognize our real capability. ”
“Cricket is a very popular game in both countries, however like in any inter-countries games, instead of taking it as ways to develop harmonious relations, people only take it as an issue of national shame and national pride. We also insist this mindset should be changes and a game be seen as a game, to entertain, to share the joy. We believe that the fight through cricket is actually a fight for love and competition to make the bond stronger and to live the sportsmanship. We are competitors not enemies.”, remarked Ravi Nitesh, founder of Mission Bhartiyam.
Volunteer distributing pamphlet
Others among the volunteers in this event were Sulabh Srivastava, Abhishek Shukla and Shadaab Bashar, Aman Sheikh and others.