Indian Seeds of Peace hope for greater student exchange | EXPRESS TRIBUNE (Pakistan)
LAHORE: Under the Seeds of Peace cultural exchange programme, 6 Indian students arrived in Lahore on March 10. The students are being hosted by their Pakistani counterparts for one week.
Interested in working for the rights of women and children, Ruth Verma, a junior school student at St Xavier College, stressed the need for greater interaction between the people of both nations. “The conflict is between the governments, not the peoples.”
“You see hordes of people on the streets in Mumbai, be it day or night,” said Verma pointing out the relative absence of crowds on the city streets.
Jazib Ali, an A-levels students, is one of the four Pakistani students hosting the guests. He was delighted to meet his friends from a Seeds of Peace camp that happened in June 2009. “All stereotypes ended during that camp,” said Ali as he pointed out that increased interaction is the only way to eradicate assumptions and stereotypes.