In Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s 15th Aman Chaupal, video conferencing was used to conduct an interaction between youth activists from India and Pakistani students with the aim to counter stereotypes and misconceptions. Aaghaz-e-Dosti is an Indo-Pak Friendship initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst – TC. Aaghaz-e-Dosti has conducted 15 aman chaupals or Indo-Pak peace sessions wherein someone from India interacts with students in Pakistan (or vice versa).
This Aman Chaupal session was organized in a summer camp organized by Zindagi Trust, a non-profit organisation that aims to improve education for children in Pakistan. The session was co-ordinated by Suraiya Islam, Karachi Co-ordinator of Aaghaz-e-Dosti.
The Indian youth activists were Amrita Middey, Devika Mittal and Madhavi Bansal. They are all team members of Aaghaz-e-Dosti India Chapter. They addressed a gathering of 40 students of age group 13-15 years.
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