Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst - TC and CYDA, aims to create unwavering bonds of peace and friendship between India and Pakistan. The bonds that will survive the vagaries of troubles times. But these bonds will not be artificial ones, they rest on the belief and claim that people of India and Pakistan not only share the same language, culture, values and challenges but also the desire for peace and friendship. It rests on the belief that if there are people on both sides of the border who cannot and do not want to forget the past and do not want others to forget it, there are also people who want to forget the past and not just move on but move along to create a new chapter in history…of friendship and brotherhood. To remind us about these people every day, Aaghaz-e-Dosti launch its annual “Calendar for Peace and Love" which is a collection of selected paintings of students from both countries. The importance o
Date : 21st December 2013 Time : 2 to 5 PM Venue : India International Centre, New Delhi Despite similarities in several respects, the Indo-Pak relations have always been fluctuating. 2013 also saw several ruptures but despite these fluctuations, the bond that connects and shall always connect the people of the two countries has not gone. Every year, we, a people’s initiative, Aaghaz-e-Dosti ( lit. Start of friendship ) , celebrate this bond with our “Calendar for Peace and Love”. An initiative of India-based Mission Bhartiyam and Pakistan-based The Catalyst – TC and Centre for Youth Development Activities, Aaghaz-e-Dosti , aims to create unwavering bonds of peace and friendship between India and Pakistan. The bonds that will survive the vagaries of troubles times. But these bonds will not be artificial ones, they rest on the belief and claim that people of India and Pakistan not only share the same language, culture, values and challenges but also the desire for peace an
They had been living on that piece of land for years when one day, a group of privileged people told them that they do not belong there because they are not "pure" enough or because in the hazy past, people who share the same ethnic/religious/social identity as theirs had discriminated. They are faced with two options, either to succumb to torture or to try to escape it by leaving. Some of them opt the latter, not for themselves but for their kids. The journey is risky and full of hurdles. Many perish in the process. Those who succeed then face a new set of problems. They not only have to start from a scratch but face legal and social issues... it is our plea to you, accept and empathise with them. They are victims, not encroachers. 20th June i.e. today is World Refugee Day.
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We are proud to launch the first newsletter. The monthly newsletter of Mission Bhartiyam will be an information portal on the organization’s efforts towards our social responsibilities. So we will have a section on our engagements over the past month. There will be a section on members’ articles. Some of our members use writing as a tool for activism. We will pick on two of those relevant articles. Through our “Take Your Action” section, we will call invite our readers/subscribers to join us in our endeavour. We hope that this newsletter will help us in our mission i.e. a just and acceptable society. To receive our newsletter, subscribe to us through the subscription box or drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Team Mission Bhartiyam
We are proud to inform you that Mission Bhartiyam has launched a website that will be a repertoire of information on contemporary movements in India. It is dedicated to the civil society in India (which we should be proud of) and is called Activism India. Activism India will be a one-stop portal that will provide the basic, background information, will track the developments in the movements and will also present perspectives (articles) on major movements in India. Visit us at http://www.activismindia. com/ We invite press releases and articles. Regards, Team Mission Bhartiyam
PRESS NOTE With the details sent vide the following mail sent by NHRC on request of Ravi Nitesh, Mission Bhartiyam and Aaghaz-e-Dosti regarding the complaint on the case of attack on a Pakistani prisoner in Indian Jail situated in Jammu, J&K. On the appeal by Ravi Nitesh from Mission Bhartiyam and Aaghaz-e-Dosti, National Human Rights Commission takes cognizance over death of Pakistani prisoner Sanauallah in Kot Bhalwal jail in J&K and forward the complaint to State Human Rights Commission, J&K vide its order dated 23.05.2013. After this attack by fellow inmates and followed by struggle for life in hospital, Sanaullah lost his life. NHRC, while received the case filed by Ravi Nitesh of Mission Bhartiyam (vide http://nhrc.nic.in/ display.asp?fno=188/9/5/2013 ) and also by Suhas Chakma, Director, Asian Centre of Human Rights (vide http://nhrc.nic.in/ display.asp?fno=178/9/5/2013- AD ), took the serious concern over attack and security in priso
On the appeal by Ravi Nitesh of Mission Bhartiyam filed vide case no. 74958/CR/2013 over the issue of alleged rape by prison official to two women prisoners, National Human Rights Commission took cognizance and issued notice to Director General of Prisons, Haryana calling for report within four weeks. ( http://nhrc.nic.in/display. asp?fno=3396/7/3/2013-AR ) The incident happened in Nimka Jail, Haryana where two woman prisoner alleged of rape by Deputy Superintendent Prison at Nimka jail in Faridabad. Ravi Nitesh in his appeal objected the careless working of prison officials and demand for punishment to them. It was reported that Dep. Superintendent raped and assaulted the woman in a room and switched on high volume CD player to stop the sound of crying woman going outside. The facts were reported by the victim to other inmate and the other inmate also had the same story where she accepted that it has been done with her also many times. The facts were told to Chie
On the appeal of Ravi Nitesh on behalf of Mission Bhartiyam to seek intervention of NHRC in continuous communal violence in Rajasthan, NHRC asked for a report by Rajasthan Government within four weeks. (link: http://nhrc.nic.in/ display.asp?fno=950/20/14/2013 ) In last week of April, communal violence happened in Nimaj town of Jaipur and after than curfew was imposed. It was reported that jeeps and bikes were damaged and set a fire, several houses and shops also get damaged. "Though I do not have any doubt over the administration, but I also want to appeal to NHRC to look in the 'series of communal violence' taking place in Rajasthan. As per reports, case in Nimaj is the sixth such incident in April alone. Similar cases have been reported over the last three weeks from Sanganer, Makrana, Sarwar, Udaipur and Baran." Mission Bhartiyam demanded for a fair investigation and reasons of series of communal violence and compensation to victims. These
On the eve of World Earth Day observed worldwide Mission Bhartiyam, an initiative of youths, gathered on the eve of Earth Day at Dilli haat (near Sarojini Nagar) in Delhi. With slogans of "Save Earth", "Save Water" the volunteers distributed bilingual pamphlets (English & Hindi) that listed some simple and easy steps that one can adopt in their daily lives. They had also put up a banner inviting messages and suggestions for saving the environment from the people. The importance of observing this day is established by the organisers of the event. In its statement, Mission Bhartiyam, remarked, "In view of the Earth Day (22 April) and the present scenario of degradation of environment and increasing dangers of its ill effects viz natural calamities, climate change, diseases etc that living being on this earth are facing, it becomes necessary to work towards sustainable development, to save the Earth and its environment through various small an
In view of the Earth Day (22 April) and the present scenario of degradation of environment and increasing dangers of its ill effects viz natural calamities, climate change, diseases etc that living being on this earth are facing, it automatically becomes necessary to work towards sustainable development, to save the Earth and its environment through various small and big steps that we can take together or individually. In a similar effort for the same and to extend support towards worldwide observation of Earth Day by Earth Day Network, Governments, Organizations, we the volunteers of Mission Bhartiyam are organizing an event on the eve of Earth Day at India Gate, New Delhi on 21 April from 4 to 6 PM. During the event, : We all will distribute pamphlets among public that will appeal for some easy to do things to save the earth . We will also place a banner, we, as a part of public participation, will invite messages and support from public to save the earth an
PRESS RELEASE Youths to celebrate Sadbhavna Holi across the nation Mission Bhartiyam, along with some other organisations like Awam ka Cinema, Buniyaad – Ek Behtar Kal ki, Ayodhya ki Awaaz, UYASD and SAMAR, will be celebrating Sadbhavna Holi. Sadbhavna Holi is an annual initiative like the Sadbhavna Diwali and Eid celebrated as festivals of harmony across the nation. Ravi Nitesh , founder of Mission Bhartiyam stated that, “Every year we organize festivals of Holi, Diwali and Eid as people’s festivals regardless of religion as we believe that the original purpose of these festivals is to celebrate social bonds and to rejuvenate it through gatherings, greetings and sharing smiles together.” Sadbhavna Holi will be celebrated between 27 th March – 31 st March across the nation. Several organisations and individuals have also expressed their support and have promised to conduct it in their region. Shadab Bashar of Buniyaad – Ek Behtar Kal Ki remarked, “We want to cel
As a way to promote communal harmony, every year, MB organize festivals of Holi, Eid & Diwali as people's festivals regardless of religion as we believe that the original purpose of these festivals is to celebrate social bonds and to rejuvenate it through gathering, wishes and sharing smiles together. With this objective, Mission Bhartiyam and other collaborators are organizing 'Sadbhavna Holi' this year in the last week of March (during 27 to 31 March) . We invite all of you to join this initiative and to celebrate it everywhere you can. The only thing you have to do is to share the spirit of Holi with people of all religions and to talk about communal harmony in society. So if you are organizing/celebrating this festival of harmony and want to collaborate, do email us at email@example.com
On International Women's Day, Mission Bhartiyam appeals for justice for women in the conflict zones. Ravi Nitesh and Devika Mittal have also written on this day. Check them out: Neglecting Crime: Women in Conflict Zones by Ravi Nitesh The official statement of UN on International Women’s Day includes the name of the Delhi gang raped victim. USA has also considered her for the posthumous bravery award. The Government of India has announced a special fund in the budget. They all seem so sensitive and dedicated towards the safety of women. We must congratulate them. We must congratulate them but what about the innumerable women who are abused by the state forces and army in the conflict zones? what about the abused women in J&K, Manipur, Chattisgarh and other conflict zones? Are they not important? Are their sufferings any less? Read Morung Express, newspaper of Nagaland http://www.morungexpress.com/Infocus/92524.html Kashmir Times http://www.kashmirtimes.
PRESS RELEASE: 23 FEB DILLI HAAT SOLIDARITY VIGIL FOR HYDERABAD VICTIMS In solidarity with the Hyderabad blast victims, a group of youth organized a solidarity vigil at 6 PM, at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. The Vigil was organized by several organizations - Mission Bhartiyam, ANHAD, Buniyaad – Ek Behatar Kal ki, AFDWOSE, Ayodhya Ki Awaaz, STEP, Yuva Koshish, Awam Ka Cinema and SAMAR, to spread the words of peace and harmony and to express solidarity with the victims. A Joint statement issued earlier stated "We choose Dilli Haat rather than any religious or historical symbol and will gather here to spread the message that we all are bonded together with the bond of humanity. Even if we are diversified in religion, caste, culture, region etc, we are together and this is very required for our harmonious society as well as for humanity by and large.” Ravi Nitesh , Founder of Mission Bhartiyam, remarked, “It is an unfortunate and inhuman act by some cowards. Tod
LAUNCH OF AAGHAZ-E-DOSTI CALENDAR AND THE SHARING OF HOPES FOR A PEACEFUL AND FRIENDLY CO-EXISTENCE At a time when the border clash has spurted fresh waves of jingoism on both sides of the border, with people challenging the peace activists and advocating a stronger or more inhuman reaction, a people’s initiative, Aaghaz-e-Dosti , will launch the “Calendar for Peace and Love” with paintings of hope collected from youths of both sides of the border. An initiative of Mission Bhartiyam, Aaghaz-e-Dosti , targets to create unwavering bonds of peace and friendship between India and Pakistan. The bonds that will survive the vagaries of such troubles times. But these bonds are not artificial ones, they rest on the belief and claim that people of India and Pakistan not only share the same language, culture, values and challenges but also the desire for peace and friendship. It rests on the belief that if there are people on both sides of the border who cannot and do not want t