Indo-Pak Peace Caravan to merge with candle lighting at Wagah

The India Pakistan Peace Caravan, a yet another citizens' initiative in both nations, where people are marching towards Wagah border with a message of peace and harmony on both sides, is all set to merge with the traditional candle lighting ceremony at Wagah on Independence Day eve this year (14 August 2010). The India Pakistan Peace Caravan began from Mumbai in India and Karachi in Pakistan, and is moving towards Wagah border in both nations. Many noted peace activists in India and Pakistan are the key organizers of this Peace Caravan including Magsaysay Awardee (2002) Dr Sandeep Pandey, Gurudayal Singh Sheetal, Faisal Khan, Saeeda Diep, Karamat Ali among others. Read more

Another citizens’ initiative led by people of India and Pakistan was the India Pakistan Peace March from Delhi to Multan in 2005.

The Hind Pak Dosti Manch and Folklore Research Academy have put together a rich cultural programme on Independence Day eve which will reach its zenith with the traditional candle lighting ceremony at Wagah  border in Attari. Delegates from Pakistan are joining a seminar held on 13 August 2010 on “India Pakistan relations and challenges of terrorism” in Amritsar, India. Similarly a delegation from India will attend a similar seminar being organized on 13 August 2010 in Pakistan.

Near the midnight of 14 August 2010, delegates from Hind Pak Dosti Manch, Folklore Research Academy, peace activists from India Pakistan Peace Caravan and representatives from South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Pakistan, will assemble at Wagah border to light the candles and spread message of peace and harmony.

Bobby Ramakant - CNS