Islamabad, Oct 24 (ANI): While the Indo-Pak political relationship remains edgy; nothing deterred a delegation of Indian students and teachers who spent an eventful day in Islamabad.
The delegation visited the Pak capital under the Indo-Pak Peace Project for Education between the Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust (SNPET), Pakistan, and the Millennium School, Amritsar, India, reports The News.
Early in the day, scholar Arifa Zehra addressed the students and shared her experiences with them.
She shared the lessons she had learnt from her life with the students who keenly listened to her and asked her questions.
She said a book was the best friend of any young person and knowledge about whatever was around us was the must, be it the curriculum or beyond it.
The students also took part in the poster making.
Indian and Pakistani students made different posters on the topic of friendship and peace in groups.
A warm-up activity was also organised for students in which they enthusiastically took part.
Students of kindergarten presented a puppet show, too.
Afterwards, the students were taken to watch Ajoka Theatre's play 'DARA'.
Shankar Musafir of the Millennium School, said that students on both sides of the border should get more opportunities of regular interaction.
He said that by sharing feelings and experiences, the students could better understand each other and play a pivotal role to remove misunderstanding among the peoples of both the countries.
He said that such interactions were pivotal for building stronger bonds as rightly identified by the revolutionary Aman Ki Asha project.
Seema Gupta, a teacher, said students were very keen to come to Pakistan and to meet their Pakistani friends. She maintained that students got mixed up with each other and were enjoying here.
She said it was only through progressive communication and understanding each other at a human level rather than politically that we could shun the negative propaganda and strengthen our relationship.
Gurupdesh Singh, a grade-7 student, said that he had made new friends in Pakistan.
He said that he had watched Lahore only on Pakistani TV channels and loved to be here. He maintained that he along with other Indian students would visit historical places of Lahore.
Samash, a grade-8 student, said the visit had cleared many misconceptions regarding Pakistanis and she now understood that all the negativity was wrongly reported. (ANI)