By our correspondent
TOBA TEK SINGH: A chain of handkerchiefs, written by students from India and Pakistan, will be formed under Aman Ki Asha, an initiative launched by the Jang Group and The Times of India to promote peace in the region, at the Wagah Border on June 25.
The Pakistan Olympic Association will hand over the Commonwealth Games torch to India during the Queen Baton's Relay.
The event will be celebrated on both sides of the Indo-Pak border. A campaign was launched in the schools of both countries under a programme, titled 'Aman Mein Mera Hissa' (my contribution to peace), sometime back.
Students from various Pakistani schools wrote messages of peace on handkerchiefs. The Pakistan chapter of the Aman Ki Asha highly appreciated the work by the St Peter's High School, Toba Tek Singh, and invited its students and teachers to attend the ceremony at the Wagah Border on June 25.
A 10-member delegation of students and teachers has been constituted to take part in the programme. The delegation will apply for one-day visas at the High Commission of India in Islamabad to cross the border with the Aman Ki Asha team to witness the programme.
The team will return the same day.Talking to The News, St Peter's High School Principal Ashfaq Fateh said: "It is an honour for the school that it is taking part in the high-profile programme.
The programme will be a great source of learning for the students who will interact with the sports and social icons of both the countries. The delegation will cross the border if visas are granted to the delegation members." He disclosed that the delegation would interact with the people and civil society organisations in Toba Tek Singh before leaving for the programme.
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