Dear Aman Ki Asha:
On behalf of the Members and Directors of the Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA), it gives me great pleasure to endorse your Milne Do campaign. We included it in the June 22 issue of our e-bulletin “Peace & Harmony News from South Asia,” which is read by about 2,000 individuals and organizations, everyday.
We too have launched an online petition to the similar effect. It is now open for signatures at
We would appreciate your help in having it signed by many people who pine for peace between India and Pakistan. As suggested by Beena Sarwar, we would like to present it to the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers at their next meeting on July 15.
Founded in 1993, we are a U.S.-based, nonprofit, nonpolitical organization, which is dedicated to promote peace in South Asia and harmony among South Asians everywhere.
In this context, we are planning to conduct in India and Pakistan, in September-October this year, peace camps for youth, and experiential workshop to train peace camp leaders. We intend to use peace camps to help participants to –
1. Respect themselves as individuals;
2. Develop skills in independent thinking, empathetic listening, and cooperative problem-solving and compassionate conflict-resolution;
3. Inculcate the noble values of kindness, compassion, tolerance and nonviolence;
4. Adopt ways of living in peace and harmony with others, especially those who differ from them in social status, religious beliefs, and national origin; and finally
5. Become decent human beings and good members of their family, neighborhood, nation and the global village.
Pritam K. Rohila, Ph.D.
Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA)