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Indo-Pak rapprochement through pen friends

The News - International - 28 March 2006
Karachi, Pakistan
By our correspondent

A vast pen-pal programme, "Friends Without Borders", has been initiated by a team of foreigners based in India that will allow children from India and Pakistan to express their sentiments free of prejudices and mistrust.

This was disclosed in a public service announcement made at a press conference held at World Social Forum (WSF) on Monday. John Silliphant, one of the coordinators of the team, said that this letter-writing campaign process was meant to transcend politics because the participation of children in the democratic process would have positive ramifications in both countries. "If children of both the countries are encouraged to express and exchange their feelings through these letters, a sense of friendship and positive attitudes will prevail that could be further strengthened as the generation grows up," he said.

Friends Without Borders is a project of Manav Sadhna, an NGO working in education and social development, based in the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India, where it was introduced in January 2006.

There it received an enthusiastic response from various school children who wrote these friendship letters; the team collected more than 30,000 letters and is now in Pakistan to deliver them and hope to take back letters in reply. Some school children in Pakistan have started writing back.

The team is hopeful that through the WSF, mass awareness about this campaign could be created that would reach out to all the children and result in a long-term constructive change that would be beneficial for both nations.

The Prime Minister of India also commended the ongoing efforts and encouraged children from India and Pakistan to write letters of friendship to each other. The Friends Without Borders team has a huge event scheduled in Lahore in April this year where they will be presenting "The world’s largest love letter’ as a gift from the children of India to the children of Pakistan.

  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