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Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA)
4410 Verda Lane NE, Keizer, OR 97303, USA
www.asiapeace.org
503.393.6944

India-Pakistan Peace Day 2005
IndiaPakistanPeaceDay@yahoogroups.com

“Celebrating shared cultural heritage of India and Pakistan to promote peace between them”

INDIA
*August 7, New Delhi: VISA FREE AND PEACEFUL SOUTH ASIA CONVENTION at Constantia Hall, YWCA of Delhi, Ashoka Road. Speakers include Nirmala Deshpande, Kuldip Nayar, Teesta Setalvad, and Syed Nazim Ali Nizami (Gaddi Nashin, Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah). More info from Bobby Ramakant at +91 9312025708 or bobby@hdnet.org, Monica Wahi +91-9312019558 or monicawahi@rediffmail.com , Faisal Khan +91-9313106745 or faisalkj2002@yahoo.co.in, Dr. Sandeep Pandey ashaashram@yahoo.com

*August 8, New Delhi: NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT & PEACE at Constantia Hall, YWCA of Delhi, Ashoka Road. Speakers include Praful Bidwai, Achin Vanaik, Mohan Singh (M.P. Samajwadi Party), and Sandeep Dixit (M.P. Congress I). More info from Bobby Ramakant at +91 9312025708 or bobby@hdnet.org, Monica Wahi +91-9312019558 or monicawahi@rediffmail.com, Faisal Khan +91-9313106745 or faisalkj2002@yahoo.co.in, Dr. Sandeep Pandey ashaashram@yahoo.com

*August 9, New Delhi: DAY LONG JOINT FAST by Indian and Pakistani activists at Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi at Rajghat to press for a Borderless and Peaceful South Asia. More info from Bobby Ramakant at +91 9312025708 or bobby@hdnet.org, Monica Wahi +91-9312019558 or monicawahi@rediffmail.com , Faisal Khan +91-9313106745 or faisalkj2002@yahoo.co.in, Dr. Sandeep Pandey ashaashram@yahoo.com

*August 14, Indo-Pak Border: CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL on both sides of the Munabao (Rajasthan) - Khokrapar (Sind) border. More info from Bobby Ramakant at +91 9312025708 or bobby@hdnet.org, Monica Wahi +91-9312019558 or monicawahi@rediffmail.com, Faisal Khan +91-9313106745 or faisalkj2002@yahoo.co.in, Dr. Sandeep Pandey ashaashram@yahoo.com

CANADA
*September 4, Delta, BC: JASHAN-E-AZADI MUSHAIRA & in celebration of the Independence Days of India and Pakistan, featuring local and such world-renowned Urdu poets as Ahmed Faraz from Pakistan and Nida Fazli from India, at 6:30 p.m., at North Delta Secondary Theater, 11447 – 82nd Avenue. Tickets at $10 are available at all major Indian and Pakistani store. More info from Captain Suleman Mahtab (604) 463 3611, Nsrat Hussain (604) 930 6254, Mohammad Rafiq (604) 596 7781, Naseer Pirzada

USA
*August 7, Portland, OR: INDIA-PAKISTAN PEACE DAY 2005, featuring National Anthems and patriotic and popular songs of India and Pakistan; a brief slide show of our peace delegation to India and Pakistan; reading of essays and poems on peace; a quiz on India and introduction, signing of a petition to the governments of India and Pakistan to ease visas and travel restrictions, I:00-4:00 p.m., Smith Memorial Hall's Multicultural Center (Room 228), at Portland State University. Admission is free and open to public. More info from Dr. Pritam K. Rohila, Association for Communal Harmony in Asia www.asiapeace.org & www.indiapakistanpeace.org, 1.503.393.6944, pritamr@open.org

*August 13, College Park, MD, A GET TOGETHER FOR PEACE, in celebration of the independence days of India and Pakistan, and featuring Short video of the Delhi-Multan Peace March; a talk by Prof. A. H. Nayyar (a Peace Activist & Professor Emeritus, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan); Lakeer, a story by Umesh Agnihotri; poems; songs; and skits; at 2:00 p.m., in Jimenez Room, II Floor, Stamp Union Bldg, University of Maryland. A detailed map of the Stamp Student Union can be found at http://www.union.umd.edu/building/maps.html. Stamp Student Union is No. 11 in the map). More info from Dr. Mohan Bhagat 301-345-5308; Priya Ranjan 1-888-TALK-2-AID, priya@aidindia.org or priya@glue.umd.edu, Rohit Tripathi - rohit@yidream.org

*August 13, Madison, WI: INDEPENDENCE DAYS OF PAKISTAN AND INDIA, a presentation of South Asia Forum-Madison (SAF-M), featuring dances, music, documentaries, speeches, and food, to promote peace and solidarity, especially among South Asians, at 6:00 p.m. at Library Mall on State Street, University of Wisconsin-Madison. More info from www.southasiaforum.org

*August 20, Madison, WI: KIDS FOR PEACE, a presentation of South Asia Forum-Madison (SAF-M) especially for children (ages 4-12), 1-5pm, at Gymnasium, Eagle Heights Community Center. More info from www.southasiaforum.org

*August 28th, Berkeley, CA: CONCERT FOR PEACE. Antariksh, a Desi pop-rock band from San Francisco Bay Area will present Indian and Pakistani songs, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Chevron Auditorium, International House, UC Berkeley. Also a short documentary on the recent India-to-Pakistan peace march will be shown. The program is free and open to public.  It is a presentation of Friends of South Asia (http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org), International House, UC Berkeley (http://ihouse.berkeley.edu), Association for India's Development, Bay Area (http://www.aidsfbay.org), Alliance for South Asians Taking Action (http://www.asata.org), and EKTA (http://www.ektaonline.org/ ),