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International student community bats for peace during web conference

‘Let’s meet at Wagha border’, Pak students suggest to their counterparts in Spring Dales

The innate desire of the youth for peace between the nations made itself manifest during a web conference of students from Spring Dale Senior School with students from schools in Sweden, Japan, Italy and Pakistan. The web conference was a part of the TED-Ed (Technology, Entertainment, Design-Education) Connect Week organized by the TED-Ed club of Spring Dales.

While Spring Daleans expressed keenness to know more about the kind of lives that students from Sweden, Japan and Italy led, besides their interests and values, and vice-versa, particularly noteworthy was the online camaraderie witnessed between students from Spring Dales and their counterparts from a school in Pakistan.

“As we are living so close by, let’s meet at the Wagha border,” was the voluntary suggestion made by the students from across the border to their counterparts in India at the end of the web conference, which was all about understanding the socio-political and cultural set up of the nations, whose students participated in the activity.

“The call to meet at the Wagha border is in tune with our efforts at boosting the Confidence Building Measures between India and Pakistan through the annual Saanjh: Amritsar-Lahore Festival,” said Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Educational Society, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Director and Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society.

Terming the event as ‘enriching’, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that as students interacted with the TED-Ed members of schools from Sweden, Japan, Italy and Pakistan, they talked about their passions, interests, and ideas that they believe are worth sharing.

He maintained that while there were discussions on the most challenging problems that the world faces today, students also exchanged culturally diverse values and emotions that were central to their identity. “It was an enriching experience for the children as they widened their horizons of global education in order to become global citizens, which is the motto of Spring Dale Senior School,” Mr Sharma added.

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