YouTube video of the day: Letters to friends across the border

Published: May 12, 2011
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A screenshot from the video "The Citizens Archive of Pakistan: Exchange for change"

A screenshot from the video "The Citizens Archive of Pakistan: Exchange for change"

School children from Pakistan and India exchanged letters for peace. The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP) and the Indian nonprofit Routes2Roots helped connect the younger generation of the two nations.

CAP and Routes2Roots initiated the program “Exchange for change” to bring the younger generation of the two arch rivals together to breed peace. The purpose is to develop channels of communication for children of Pakistan and India to know about the similar culture they share.

The video features the words exchanged by 2400 school students from Pakistan and India. It has students dressed up in their school uniforms, writing letters to their fellows. The students shared their future goals, discussed cricket and hoped to stay connected. The smile on their faces is a reasonable indication of a peaceful future.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Hamid Javaid
    May 13, 2011 - 10:40AM

    This is first great move by both the nations for their children. Same can be replicated at some middle level and gross root level universities for quicker understanding of each other for rights and respect to make the Asia a real thriving continent.Recommend

  • Khurram
    May 14, 2011 - 2:04AM

    A Most Noble Step towards establishing a permanent peace based on a deeper understanding and mutual respect. The Nine-Tenth of our problems are directly or indirectly linked to the rivalry between us and them (Pakistan-India). I wish the grown-ups too follow the lead from these children to speed up the peace process. We must not remain hostages for ever to the vested interests on both sides. We not only share the same culture, but also the same gene-pool.Recommend

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