Copy of the letter of Mr Jagdish Gandhi, CMS Founder-Manager and Chief
Co-ordinator, Aao Dosti Karein project, that accompanied the letters of students of City Montessori School, Lucknow, India, that were mailed to schools in Pakistan
Young Voices for Peace…
Selected extracts from letters of students of City Montessori School, Lucknow, India
written to the children of Pakistan
Children are the light of the world; we are the future of the country. We are above the barriers of religion and hatred. I wish to become your friend so that we might help foster good relationships between our nations which are a part of a big family, the world. About the present situations as it is disturbing both the nations, we as children, the future of the world can take some initiative to spread love among the nations. We must try to foster love as love is the basis of our very existence .We cannot remain mute witness to the present situation. We must take an initiative. We must join hands because we have the power and potential to make this world a better place to live in. We can heal the world with our innocence and love .We know the consequences of the war and what it had done to so many places like Hiroshima and Nagasaki. How can we ever forget the scourge of war and how can we ever allow this destruction to occur again???. “Aao Dosti Karein” is the message we wish to convey to you from me and all the children of my nation. May peace prevail in Pakistan, May peace prevail in India, May peace prevail on earth.
— Priya Srivastava, XII-7 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
My friend as you know that the present situation between India and Pakistan is not good. Our selfish politicians will never let us live in peace and harmony as it does not come in their priority. Their greedy and dirty politics will never let us unite. They are just fulfilling their tenure and more or less worsening the tension between the nations. Friend if we want our future to be safe and secure we must take initiative and feel the responsibility. We must understand that its we children who can bring a revolution which will unite the two nations.
— Suneet Shukla, XII-7 City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
Love is a powerful tool that can mould anything .We as children could do what our elders cannot do. We can reunite our countries again, as we were initially and join hands .We were one and we should become one once again We cannot afford to fight more as our economy is deteriorating day by day. This is basic cause of our countries not progressing. We should endeavour to remove all sorts of hindrances placed in the path of our progress.
— Priyanga Singh, XII-A City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch .Lucknow, India
This is my First endeavour towards forming a great friendship. I hope together we will make a long lasting friendship. As we all indirectly belong to the same land, our culture, language, and mostly all aspects are same. We can start this friendship as a base in our efforts. I believe that you will support me, my country and this effort and also will make efforts to inspire your school friends and other people in making efforts to make this revolution a success.
— Prashant Singh, XI-7 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
We are dedicated to ideology of peace and prosperity. It pains us to see senseless killing and destruction and the wedge of hate between man and man. Harmony is the foundation of brotherhood and Jai Jagat is the motto we follow and practise. Let us extend friendship & goodwill to one another and discard hate. You and I share a common heritage. If we children decide to destroy the wall of hate and build bonds of love &friendship, our elders will also follow suit, the power of love and persuasion is greater than bombs and bullets. So come on let us galvanize public opinion and create a base which will deter the leadership of our countries, together we can and we will make the difference
— Anupriya Mishra, XII-4 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
Dear friend I have a great desire to visit Pakistan. My father tells me that my ancestors lived in Lahore in the eighteenth century. Peace must prevail between both the countries. Why should the citizens suffer because of politicians selfish needs and unending greed? The whole world knows that the Indians and Pakistanis are brother and sisters then why can’t we live that way? I think that its high time that we students must do something to end this hatred. And we can do this by coming closer sharing our views and with a bond of friendship.
— Brijesh Kapoor, X11-1 CityMontessoriSchool, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
The main necessity of the world today is a peaceful environment. We as citizens of neighbouring countries must work for peace. The upliftment of a developing country can only be carried out in peaceful atmosphere. The money which is being spent on wars can be utilized for the help of the poor citizens and various diseases which have been eradicated from other countries. The children of other countries who will decide its future are deeply affected by such unfriendly atmosphere. If there will be peace between our country then there will be a feeling of respect in our hearts for each other. So let us join hands and together step out to work for peace, friendship and good economic relations between our countries.
— Rajiv Dimri, X1-1, City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch
The world today is swaying towards weapons and power. National prejudices and religious prejudices is the cause of it. But the true fact is God is a ‘noor ‘and he never asked His children to fight for Him. You me and all citizens of India & Pakistan and the entire world are but his children. Then why to fight? Just because the names of the country or religions are different. Leaders are misguiding people just for there selfish interest. They look to the people as a source of votes and nothing else. Peace is the need of the hour. It is necessary for the development of the nation. Money should be spent on those who are sick, needy and uneducated. If we forget all that happened in the past, bring friendliness in our attitude then Pakistan and India has the potential to develop as the most developed and prosperous part of the world. Let no one take advantage of our feelings and separate us. May peace prevail on earth.
— Niharika Srivastava ,X1-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
Fifty years have passed since we were separated and are neighbours. Each of us know that only our unity can bring prosperity to us. We have to take a pledge today to work for our prosperity. Nothing is bad if we are good friends. If we are good neighbours, then we can attain development. So let's come and work together for our prosperity and make earth a happy place to live in.
— Gaurav Yadav, X1-1 E/M City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
Peace is the foundation of life itself. Unless there is peace the development of a nation is not at all possible. We belong to the race of humanity and should work for the development of the whole of the world. Without Peace progress & prosperity is almost impossible. Since we are the future citizens of the world let us all work for peace between the two nations and set an example for the whole world to follow. We are the same people with the same blood. Let us join our hands in an effort to spread the message of peace and clean this world from the dirt of hatred, jealous and war.
— Paritosh Chaube, X1-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
I have a great desire to establish peace in the world, but the events are not happening according to my will. We know that both India and Pakistan are powerful nations of the world and are capable of destroying whole of the world. If we look it more carefully that our main war is not from each other or from world but it is from poverty, illiteracy, corruption and hunger which has taken a form of every big problem. If we the next generation have love for each other then we would be able to spread peace. Both the countries spend a lot on their defence and if this money is used in other constructive works then our countries will be a better place to live.
— Suhas Misra, X-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
Peace is very important today for healthy development of a country. Peaceful resolution can be the only solution. Peace is the only link. We the children should put a step forward in the direction of bringing about a peaceful bond between the two nations. War spreads hatred while peace spreads friendship. We should cooperate in every field. Only one finger cannot do anything, but when all the fingers are together and they cooperate then it can do so many useful things in the same way both the countries must join hands and work for establishing peace. You can convince your friends, parents and others and you are requested to tell them about the importance of peace between the nations. Therefore let’s be friends and wish for peace between the two countries and in the world.
— Jyothi Varma, X1-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
Friendship is the best gift that god has gifted to human beings. Friends are the precious treasure. We must urge our elders to adopt some peaceful method and solve the problem through discussions. Thus CMS has taken the initiative to promote peace and prevent any such situation that might arise in future and cause death and destruction. We the future of tomorrow can solve this problem through love and peace. After all peace is life war is death.
— ShwetaVerma, X-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
As fighting between two brothers in a family becomes the cause of the family’s ruin, so India and Pakistan must stop their wars and join hands for peace and become friends like me and you. We are dedicated to the ideology of peace and prosperity. It pains us to see senseless killing and destruction and the wedge of hate between man and man. Let us extend goodness and love to one another. You and I share a common heritage. If we children decide to destroy the wall of hate and rebuilt love and friendship our parents will also follow suit. To live in peace, we pledge this day.
— Priya Srivastava, X1-4 City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
We all are aware that there have been some useless wars between India and Pakistan without any outputs except devastation. These wars only hinder the progressive atmosphere of both the countries. When the wars will be abandoned then there will be an all round progress in both the countries. We children can only mould the hands of our leaders. So we should take initiative to persuade our parents to not to indulge in wars and start a dialogue between the countries. Our school City Montessori School is the only school to have taken the initiative for world peace. Here we are taught how to maintain peace around us. I would also like you to encourage your school members to indulge in such activities which promote peace. Keeping away from wars we can be friends. I offer you my friendship.
— Shivam Bhatia, X1-4 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
My dear friend although I belong to India but the matter is not that I just love my country only that is I like other countries also very much including your's also. There is equal love for your country also in my heart. As you must be familiar with the universal fact that we children are the only future of this world whether they be the Indians or Pakistani’s or American’s. It would be so good if children of your country and my country would establish peace between India & Pakistan. If there can be peace among other countries in this world so why not India & Pakistan. Do you not think that we are children of one God only whether it would be ‘Allah ‘or ‘Ishwar’. We the children of CMS are also trying to change and melt the heads made of stone of our elders and I hope you with your others friends would do the same with your own kind methods. Come let us now join the hands together and fill our hearts by love and harmony for each other and it would be also good when we will together host the flags of the nations and say together ‘May peace prevail in India’, May peace prevail in Pakistan’, ‘May peace prevail in earth’.
— Ankita Nayal, 1X-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
How can we forget our past and our combined efforts for freedom. I hope our relations will improve in the near future but it cannot be done without our combined efforts again. So I want to join the hands with you. I have just the following lines to say to you.
A plea for one world is heard
many different lands
this is the plea of a world
That is hungry for peace
Let all men come together
Let all men live together
Happily for ever and ever
Singing for ever and ever
Singing a song for peace.
— Akhilesh Pandey, X-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
As we are youths and if we take some important steps in field of mutual friendly relationships than our elders national leaders will also take necessary steps to pressure our relationship. It is said, “Peace is life and war is death”. So in order to save life on this earth there should be peace among the countries. Suspicion embitters relations between countries. So in order to reduce the suspicion we must come forward to establish friendship. Money which is spent to make war equipments in both countries, must be used for the welfare of the people.
— Yateesh Singh Bonal, X-3 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
In order to preserve our future we have to work in the present. We’d better correct the errors made by our forefathers rather than follow the same old path. As we are the future generations of the world, it is our responsibility to the death of numerous innocent people. As I am strong believer of Mahatma Gandhi I always support the theory of Ahimsa. Therefore, I am offering you a hand of friendship in order to build a bridge across the two nations in order to make this earth a better place to live in.
“Friendship is like a golden chain
Which multiples joys and divides pain,
So come together and join our hands
To make love and peace expand.
— Arpita Srivastava, 1X-6 City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
Our school is like a temple. Here our tender hearts are built up into a able mind. We are the citizens of one land. City Montessori Indo Pak Peace Initiative appeals to children in both the countries. Our elders should be reminded of the power of love that children command over their parents and a peace appeal by children can generate public opinion and create a ground that compels the leadership of both the counties to find a peaceful solution to their disputes. We are one soul in different bodies let's forget our dirty past and look forward for a glorious future. There is a small phrase in this context.
"Lord we pray for golden peace
Peace all over the land
May all men dwell in liberty
Walking hand in hand”.
— Vasundhara Srivastava IX-I City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
I take this opportunity to offer my friendship to you to contribute to the fostering of peace between India and Pakistan. We were separated but our roots are the same and we share a common heritage. Let us try to urge our leaders to settle their disputes peacefully. If we try to foster peace between the two countries our elders will also follow suite because some of children has a great command over our parents. We have already seen the death and destruction caused by a war. We as children are the future citizens of this world so let us resolve to have peaceful relations between India and Pakistan so that we can make this world a better peace to live in.
— Sneha, IX-I City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
The motto of my life is ‘live and let live’ and so keeping this thought in mind. I offer my everlasting friendship to you and initiate for peace, friendship and love. If we children desire we can put an end to the hatred and enmity existing between us forever and also perused our countrymen to follow our steps. DONNA LOPEZ PARCHA which means ‘give me peace’! Let us spread this motto and make our elders realize that we want peace and harmony to prevail on this earth. We are the children of one mother and father and so we now realize that by creating violence we are hurting our own brothers and sisters. Harmony is the founder of brotherhood and so to promote brotherhood we must promote harmony among various nations. Our school motto Jai Jagat is a step towards providing harmony and brotherhood. If we decide to destroy the wall of hatred and enmity by our unity, love and harmony, not even the most powerful can stop us from doing so. We should build a wall of love and peace and seeing us our parents will follow suit. The power of love, unity and persuasion is greater than missiles and bullets. So come on and let us join hands together and spread the message of peace and love in the world. Together one day we will change the world. I would like to end with a small poem:
“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me,
Let there be peace on earth,
the peace that was meant to be,
with God as our father, brothers all are we,
Let me walk with my brother,
In perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with you and me,
Let this be the moment now with every step I take.
Let this be my solemn vow,
To take each moment and live each moment,
In peace eternally,
Let there be peace on Earth,
And let it begin with me.”
— Rashi Jha, IX-I City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
I want that we all should live in peace and unity. As we are the children of one God we are each other’s brothers. I want you to remember the days when our ancestors lived together in same country in peace and harmony. There was no barrier between as but now we live in two other countries and our elders believe that we are the biggest enemies of each other but we have to show them that we are not the enemies but each other's friend who can live in peace and unity. As it is said that united we stand, divided we fall so we should live in unity rather then having enmity between us and, therefore, we should over look the mistakes that is done by our ancestors and rebuild the wall of peace and harmony once again.
— Rahul Purwar IX-I City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
I study in CMS which is dedicated to the spiritual message of places. Now I am also trying to do something to spread the message of peace through children's penfriends club organised by CMS Lucknow. Friend now we have to try for the betterment of the world by our friendship. It is now our turn to finish the baseless fight between India and Pakistan and spread peace in the whole world. If we would try this then only our elders would follow us. We should not forget the huge problem of Kashmir. It is our duty to solve our problem peacefully. The money which is wasted by the countries on the nuclear weapons for the war should be used for some constructive work for the country men. My friend we should concern our elders about our friendship. Friend please try to convey this message to them that "The world which have been created by the sword of enmity could only be healed by the ointment of friendship.”
— Dhirendra Pratap IX-I City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
It gives me great pleasure to extend a hand of friendship to you. Fifty five years after both the countries got independence if we look back at the time which has passed, we realize that we have’nt got anything in all these years . It is high time we come to terms with reality and accept the fact that all the disputes between us, including the Kashmir problem can be resolved only by peaceful means. The time has come, when we should move ahead with the aim of spreading peace, and INDO-PAK CHILDREN’S PEN FRIENDS’ CLUB is a good step in this direction
— Ms. Arpan Duggal XII-7 City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch Lucknow, India
We the children of one mother were divided years back by the errors of our elders. Hearts are still united urging for peace, love, friendship and happiness. I take this privilege offered by the CMS Indo-Pak children’s pen friends club to offer my friendship love and healthy solution to the Kashmir problem. Although we live in different countries we have the same roots and social and moral values and our ultimate destination God is also same though we have different paths. Today world is sitting on the heap of nuclear bombs and its necessary that we end all bitterness and enmity between our countries to establish a long lasting peace. It is our duty to put our full efforts to establish peace and persuade our parents to work for the same. So I urge you to accept my friendship and let it bloom for when it blooms it gives joy and happiness to others around. Hoping to hear from you soon & accept my friendship so that we work towards making this earth a better place to live in.
— Shreya Jain, X-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar (N.B.) Branch
Taking an initiative, I offer friendship to you. I would request you to convince your elders for friendship and peace between us. I would like you to take initiative so that we have Indo-Pak peace. As it is said : ”Who is Hindu & who is Muslim when there is ‘Ali ’ in ‘ Diwali ‘& ‘Ram‘ in ‘Ram’zan“. We should forget our past and think for our future peace.
— Deepika Shukla, X1-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch
I would like you to make loving and brotherly relationship.
“Whether you are Hindu or Muslim
Whether you belong to Pakistan or India
But we all are human beings at first
And the sons of same God
So we should our elders and ourselves
To prevent war and have peace”.
— Siddartha Singh, X-2 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
We are the future of these nations, so we should understand the importance of peace and harmony among the countries. We should work for establishing peace forever .The institution CMS in which I study has its aim to establish peace throughout the world and they have already taken steps in this field. I hope you will convey this message to your elders and request them to take initiative to establish peace.
— Himanshu Shukla, X-2 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
Wars bring destruction to both the countries and many people die. We know that India and Pakistan are developing countries and if war takes place than it will be a hindrance in the development of these countries. So we children should take a pledge to bring peace and unity between the two countries. This will help in the development of the two countries in all fields like economic political and social development. I want to tell to each and every person in the world that war brings destruction, darkness and sorrows to the countries whereas peace brings light and happiness to the countries. So we should take initiative to convince our elders for the urgency of peace. I want to say that the power of love that we command over our parents and create a ground that compels leadership of both the countries do find a peaceful solution of our disputes. I offer you my pen friendship and once again request you to join hands to bring peace in our countries and not only India and Pakistan but in the whole world.
— Rohit Chaurvedi, IX-A City Montessori School, Indira Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
Peace should be our prior most responsibility. India and Pakistan should now stop all the wars as in today's scenario both are developing countries and cannot afford loss of resources and finances which we need the foremost. What do the wars give us? Peace ! No! only rivers of blood, destruction, dark clouds of death. We don’t need this. We need love and security that our future is peaceful, safe and prosperous. It is we the children who have to take the first step to improve the conditions. Whatever fights and hatred we had till date let us put an end to it and resolve matters peacefully because we want peace not bombs. Our school has advanced the direction of making peaceful relationship between India and Pakistan and we are also trying to do the same. If you all try to make a peace appeal to your elders it would surely bring out good results.
— Nayan Gutam, IX-A City Montessori School, Indira Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
War is destruction, loss of property, wealth and development. War also stops the progress of the country, if we go back in History war only leads to devastation and death it has not given any gain to winner or loser. CMS is a reputed school in India. It is always praying to maintain peace in world and it is one such attempt for making peace between India and Pakistan. The power of love that children command over their parents can help change their attitude. I hope you shall play your part well. In my view this appeal by children can melt the heart of nasty people and help creating this earth heaven.
— Abhay Mishra, IX-A City Montessori School, Indira Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
As you must be familiar with the universal fact that we the children are only the future of this world whether they be the Indian, or Pakistani or American. I also would like to spread the message of peace in your country through this letter. I think the dirt filled in the hearts of the people could be removed if we strife hard and take a pledge together before God to establish peace and unity among the Indians and Pakistanis and I am sure that we will be successful to bloom the flowers of love in hearts of people.
— Ankita Nayal, IX-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
Harmony is the foundation of brotherhood and Jai Jagat is the motto of our school which we follow and practice. If we are brothers and sisters we should join our hands to kill the enmity which is existing between us. We all want peace so why these wars are coming in between and destroying our peace. We all should follow the path of peace and it is our duty to convince our elders to find some healthy solution to our problems.
— Somya Asthana, IX-1 CityMontessoriSchool, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
My school promotes peace and harmony. It has also won UNESCO peace prize, which is a very prestigious one. Our school says “Peace is light where war is darkness; peace is life where war is death. By peace we get happiness. My school believes earth is but one country and mankind its citizens. Where there is peace there is no fear in hearts of people and lead their life peacefully. Peace makes people morally sound and peace is a solution to all conflicts. As it said “blessed are peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God”.
— Puja Saxena X-E City Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
The dispute between India and Pakistan is not good for the future generations. It is spoiling our relationship. It is we, future generations who can make our elders realise the need for peace. We are like brothers and sisters and if we realise the need for peace we could do it. Therefore, my friend we have to join our hands and convey to our elders the urgency of having peaceful conditions.
— Divyat Pandey, X-2 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
It is better that we try to establish peace in the world and normalise the conditions between Pakistan and India. War has only odds and no evens so, it is better if we leave all sorts of war and try to establish peace because -
Peace is light where war is darkness.
Peace is life where war is death;
Peace is the ultimate foundation of God,
War is a satanic institution;
So, when peace has its victory greater than war then why not shed away war and stick only to peace so that the people of Pakistan and India once again unite and sing songs of world peace.
— Ankita Asthana, X-E City Montessori School, Rajendra Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
Today neither India nor Pakistan can be called developed countries. This is particularly because we spend too much money on defence. Imagine, the same amount of money being spent in development projects of our countries. I think the time has come for all of us to take an initiative for peace. War is the end, my friend, for you and for me and war can only lead to bloodshed, hatred and remorse. Now its time to stop this merciless killing and bloodshed for there could never be a good war and a bad peace. The City Montessori School has taken the initiative for Indo-Pak peace. We are the young generation of our countries. The responsibility for the progress and development of our nations lies on our shoulders. This is an appeal for us to join hands to spread peace. Children command the power of love over their parents, so we can influence our parents to live in peace and harmony.
— Bhavesh Goel, XI-B City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
What depresses me is that our nations are poised to wage a war. At this time I think it is the duty of each and every one to strive for harmony and foster world peace. This is the mission of CMS Indo-Pak Peace Initiative. There is no issue which cannot be resolved amicably. At this crucial juncture, it is my firm conviction that, if we make an earnest effort based on the notion of Universal Brotherhood then my dear friend the day is not far when we will see better relationship between both the nations. I sincerely hope that with our earnest effort peace can be restored in the sub continent.
— Minakshi, XI-C City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
We are dedicated to the ideology of peace and prosperity, it pains us to see senseless killing and destruction and hatred between man and man. Harmony is the foundation of brotherhood and Jai Jagat is the motto that we follow and practise. If we children decide to destroy the wall of hate and rebuild love and friendship, our parents will also follow suit. The power of love and persuasion is greater than bombs and bullets. Together we can and shall make a difference.
— Rashmi, XI City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
The children of the world have an important role to play in making a progressive future so we are making an appeal to you to join us in spreading peace all around. The CMS Indo-Pak Peace Initiative is an endeavour to solve Indo-Pak problems, I feel that the children of both the countries should join hands and send the message that the future of the children of the world is secured free from violence, mystery and deprivation.
— Saurabh Kumar, IX-C City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
We children if desire can put an end to this enmity existing between the two countries and can force our elders also to shake hands with each other. We are dedicated the ideology of peace and prosperity and it pains us to see the destruction of mankind. Harmony is the foundation of brotherhood and Jai Jagat is the motto we follow and practise. Let us extend goodness and love to one another and discard hatred.
— Vasundhara Srivastava, IX-1 City Montessori School, Mahanagar Branch Lucknow, India
To make friendly relations and to establish the feelings of brotherhood, amongst us, we should take steps for bringing about peaceful settlement.
I would really like to work for the cause of establishing peace between the two countries
India is incomplete without Pakistan and Pakistan is also incomplete without India.
May Peace Prevail in Pakistan.
May Peace Prevail is India
May Peace Prevail in all the countries of the world.
— Apoorva Singh, X-A City Montessori School, Indira Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
Let us take pledge to forget our petty differences rise above selfishness and work for the betterment of the conditions in the world. History is a witness that wars have only caused devastation and increased tension further. Let us resolve to find peaceful solution to tension prevailing in our countries and save the path for better interaction between the neighbours. Thereby making world a better place to live in.
— Amrit Mohan, XI-D City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
In no way can both the countries afford a war because the only thing which come with war is disaster and only disaster. You see we are spending so much of money just to build up our defence by means of dangerous weapons. It takes only few seconds for these weapons to ruin the lives of so many innocent people. If we keep an optimistic approach then in no way there will be a war. If somehow the resources utilized in increasing the warheads can be utilized in peaceful means then we can live a much better life.
— Rohit Wadhwe,XI, E City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
The differences and misunderstandings which are there between your and my country should come to an end. We both are citizens of neighbouring countries and as India and Pakistan are neighbours and, therefore, a war cannot be solution. India and Pakistan cannot afford a war because we both are developing countries and war will not only cause economical loss but ultimately the civilians would suffer the most. There will be loss of life and prosperity and, therefore, we must resolve the differences peacefully.
— Fatima Siddiqui, VIII -B City Montessori School, Indira Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
Today India and Pakistan both have nuclear power and both the countries are progressing day by day. Our past has not been so bright and both the countries have suffered a lot. If we develop friendly relations, that will lead to progress and prosperity of both the countries. The solution of every problem is not just war but it can also be solved by love and peace.
So we must join hands together and try to solve our disputes peacefully.
— Umang Yadav, IX -B City Montessori School, Indira Nagar Branch Lucknow, India
I received your letter and I loved reading it. I am very glad to know that you are interested in making friends. It will be a great honour for me to be your friend. My friends are very god and I want you to join our ‘friendship gang.’ I believe in true friendship as it is said that “friendship is a golden chain.” My only message to you and your pals is that “friendship is beautiful.”
— Priyanshi Deep, VIII-D CMS Station Road branch
replying to letter of Zeeshan Rashid, 8th Green, AbbottabadPublic School
We are brothers who still don’t know each other. So, I extend my hand of friendship to you so that we become best friends and spread peace around the world.
— Anshul Verma, IX-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to letter of Zia-ul-Hassan Khan, 9th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I like making friends and I have lots of friends and I want to make you my best friend…If you happen to visit Lucknow don’t forget to visit me. I want you to be Good, Great, Godly.
— Sakshi Agarwal, VIII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to letter of Irfan Haider, 8th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I want to extend this friendship between you and me. I am thankful to you for praising my school ‘City Montessori School.’ I will also be glad to make friendship with many others like you.
— Rishabh Kesarwani, IX-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Muhammad Kamil, 9th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I belong to the city of manners and hospitality, that is Lucknow, it is an enchanting city which attracts people from every part of the world. I will eagerly wait for your next letter.
— Purnima Nigam, IX-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Mutasim Rasheed, 9th Green, AbbottabadPublic School
My hobbies are to play cricket and to collect cricket cards. My favourite players are Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi. I am very glad to be your friend. Hope our friendship will continue in future.
— Md. Saeed Khan, VIII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Umer Farooqui, 8th Green, AbbottabadPublic School
Hope to see another letter of yours. Convey my best regards to your parents and friends.
— Naimish Agnihotri, VIII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to letter of Fahad Ali Khan, 8th Blue, AbbottabadPublic School
I am giving my mobile number and waiting for your call. Let us be friends forever. Character is destiny.
— Anurag Goel, IX-D, CMS, Station Road branch replying to letter of Saad Ilyas, 9th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I received your letter today and I was very glad to go through t. I am fine and hope the same for you….The two of us can be best of friends but for that we need to remain in contact. So keep writing. I’ll be waiting for your reply.
— Varnit Kaushik, X-A, CMS, Station Road branch replying to letter of Syed Aamir Raza, 10th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I am fine here and hope the same for you. I was delighted to receive your letter. It is a pleasure to be your friend.
— Shweta Bhatt, X-A, CMS Station Road branch replying to letter of Muhammad Waqar, 10th Green, AbbottabadPublic School
My favourite game is cricket and I like the bowler from your country ie., Shahid Afridi. I would like to be your friend. Let us become pen friends forever.
— Manoj Katara, IX-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Syed Asif Ali Shah, 9th Blue, AbbottabadPublic School
I am happy to know that your friends who visited our institution have liked GEOFEST-04. Let us be friends for good.
— Amrita Dutt, IX-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of M Hisham Khan Wazir, 9th Green, AbbottabadPublic School
Today we have started our friendship and I promise you that it will remain forever in the future and together “one day we will change the world.”
— Aman Raizada, VII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Jalal Aslam, 7th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I was very delighted to receive your letter. I hope you saw the recently been played Indo-Pak cricket match. I must say the team of Inzamam was brilliant. Although it was our bad luck, but the performance of Pakistan was praised by all. It is a pleasure to be your friend.
— Ayushi Sinha, X-A, CMS Station Road branch replying to letter of Anas Shakir, 10th Green, AbbottabadPublic School
It was very nice to hear that you would like to be my friend. My hobbies are quite similar to yours especially cricket and table tennis. I would also like to congratulate your country’s team to pose a very strong competition to India in the cricket match. I would be desperately waiting for your reply as you are my first pen pal. I shall be waiting for your reply and hope that this friendship lasts forever.
— Gaurav Havelia, X-A, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Malik Anas Habib, 10th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I love making friends. My hobbies are cycling, painting, playing and watching cricket especially when there is a match between India and Pakistan. I really admire Wasim, Akhtar and Shoaib Malik. Tell me more about yourself.
— Richa Chaturvedi, VIII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Hafiz Fahmeed Khakwani, 8th Green, AbbottabadPublic School
My hobbies are reading books, swimming and playing basketball. I live in the city of Lucknow which is known for its rich cultural heritage. My dad is a doctor in SGPGI. I have two younger siblings, Tripti & Nupur. My favourite subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. I love listening to music. Can we be Pen Pals?
— Tulika Pandey, IX-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of M. Bilal Qureshi, 12th Blue, AbbottabadPublic School
I am grateful to receive your letter that you wrote. I love responding to letters as it gives me an opportunity to make friends too. I hope this conversation would continue between us through letters and we’ll build a god relationship. I’ll be eagerly waiting for your reply. Bye!
— Sarika Singh, XII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Farhan Abid, 12th Blue Pre-Medical, AbbottabadPublic School
Hello, Aadab and Namaskar. As we know friendship has no boundaries so why do we curtail our friendship to our country. Why don’t we break the shackles of the so-called “HATRED” between the two countries. I am 5ft 8 inches tall and as every Indian and Pakistani good and smart in whatever I do. When your schoolmaster visited us, we happened to meet them too and let me tell you, it was a great experience. We loved being in your company and sharing each others views. May God bless you and your country.
— Archit Puri, XII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Nadeem Shahzad Niazi, 9th Pink, AbbottabadPublic School
I was pleased when I came to know that you had visited our school and enjoyed the trip. I also wish to have a trip to Pakistan and to meet your friends, brothers and sisters because I think a few legal documents, decisions and iron barriers can differentiate the countries but not the hearts…because we have the same sun, the moon, the earth, the stars then why to have different countries and heart. Jai Jagat.
— Shweta Gupta, XII-D, CMS Station Road branch replying to the letter of Ali Afzal Khan, 12th Green, AbbottabadPublic School