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D S Jaspal
President, SIMS


Amanbir Singh
Secretary, SIMS

The idea for a Peace Museum came from my son Amanbir. While escorting friends and relatives to the beating Retreat Ceremony at the Wagah Border, Amritsar, he was struck by the jingoism and nationalist fervour, bordering on hysteria, which troubled him. Indeed, it encouraged him to ask questions about the partition of India, its terrible aftermath and lingering consequences.

Having made several friends across the border, he found the mass hysteria at the Beating Retreat ceremony out of sync with the prevailing mood of camaraderie and bonhomie on the several occasions when we visited Lahore. His probing questions brought home the realization that the region did not have even a memorial to one of the most cataclysmic events of the sub-continent - the partition of India.

The yearning for peace and friendship, particularly among the youth on both sides of border, gave birth to the idea of a PEACE MUSEUM.

The idea found instant support and encouragement from the votaries of peace on both sides of the border, most notably former Prime Minister,Mr IK Gujral, Mr Kuldip Nayar, Mr Tarlochan Singh, Dr. Farooq & Huma Beg of Islamabad.

The project is being executed by the Society for Information and Media Studies, a registered, non-profit NGO of Chandigarh.

For your support and participation in this cause contact at:

       dsjaspal@sify.com
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