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Times of India - 1 September 2005
New Delhi/Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Two American followers of Gandhian values, John Silliphant and Mark Peters, are reaching out to students of different schools and colleges in the city on Greentire cycles with a mission to strengthen bonds of peace and harmony between India and Pakistan .

Greetings, posters, letters, drawings...they are busy collecting peace messages from a cross-section of society to present them to people across the border.

John Silliphant and Mark Peters have gathered tens of thousands of letters from children all over the country. The reception to this idea is universal: kids are kids, and no matter where they live, all kids are in favour of peace.

Soon, the two will walk into the schools of Pakistan , carrying loads and loads of cards, all filled with the most genuine goodwill imaginable. Without doubt these cards will help shape a peaceful world to come. They, in their interaction with students, will present them an opportunity to become direct links in creating a world of peace. Allowing students to write letters of friendship, love, and peace to their fellow students in Pakistan , helps build internal bridges of peace and plant seeds that will one day blossom into a more peaceful world.

“It's a great exercise for every child who participates. The more letters they receive, the greater the message will be felt and if it reaches critical mass, it will become a historical event and could trigger similar campaigns in other places,” said John.

On Wednesday, accompanied by volunteers of Yuvsatta, the Americans visited KB DAV Sr. Sec Public School, Sector 7, Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, (Students of KB DAV wrote friendship post-cards which blind students dictated to them), Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36, and Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41. They are in the city for two more days, during which they will visit more schools.

  hearts 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