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Throughout history, force has often come in the form of violence. Gandhi introduced the world to a new, non-violent force, which he called 'soul force,' or 'satyagraha'. We'd like to welcome you to a new kind; it's something we call 'Kid Power.'
After the recent attacks on the Peace Train between India and Pakistan, world leaders have called for a hastening of the peace process… and Friends Without Borders is ready with a plan.
On the night of August 14th, 2007 – Pakistani Independence Day - leading into the 15th - India Independence Day - the hottest bands from both India and Pakistan will come together on one stage – a stage spanning the Indo-Pak border!
Between bands, children will read aloud their letters of friendship. The event will serve as a heartwarming bi-lateral call for friendship on a massive scale, as this event will be televised broadly throughout both India and Pakistan.
It will also serve as a massive publicity event asking all the schools of both nations to have their students write letters to one another.
Naturally, we're working through proper channels to get permission from both governments, but since we're currently in India, muddled in a little too much red tape, we're taking the opportunity to ask permission from Prime Minister Singh in a slightly more interesting way as well.
The younger generation loves this idea and so we've collected hundreds of letters from children directly asking Prime Minister Singh to please give permissions for this border concert. We've also started an online petition that we hope you'll sign. Most fun of all, we have a KID-POWERED VIDEO addressed specifically to Dr. Singh.
"The younger generation is ready for change," the video states, then asks, "Are you?" The video ends with kids en masse asking the Prime Minister to "Please say yes!"
Will Prime Minister Singh say yes?
Perhaps he will if enough people speak up and Sign the petition! Will you? Please do, and also pass this on to everyone you know who's in favor of peace. This concert will do more to bridge hearts than perhaps anything we've seen. We have many big surprises up our sleeves - this event is history in the making. Help us get a yes!
:) The Friends Without Borders Team
|It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another. -- M.K. Gandhi|