Hunting for common ground | THE NEWS ON SUNDAY (Pakistan)
Sikh, Christian and Muslim students come together at a three-day Interfaith Harmony Camp
Kalvinder Kaur, 15, a Sikh student in a school in Nankana Sahib, had one of the most cherished and unforgettable moments of her life in the past week. For the first time she interacted and lived with Christian and Muslim students the same age for three days and nights.
“I never thought of it. It was awesome and lot of fun,” Kalvinder tells The News on Sunday at the end of this three-day camp that brought 60 Sikh, Christian, and Muslim students under one roof for three days to understand each other and their beliefs and to discuss the differences and indifferences.
Seeds of Peace, a youth run non government organisation (NGO), working towards conflict resolution, held this Interfaith Harmony Camp at St Anthony’s High School engaging students in the 14-16 age group from 14 different schools of Lahore and Nankana Sahib (the most sacred place for Sikhs in the Pakistan’s Punjab). The theme of the camp was to enable young students of three religions to develop mutual understanding and trust among each other. Most of the Sikh students, originally, were from Swat, one of the militancy-hit war-on-terror zones in the northern part of Pakistan.