India-Pakistan soldiers’ NGO holds peace forum in Mumbai

May 10th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The Indo-Pak Soldiers Initiative for Peace (IPSI), a NGO formed by retired soldiers of Indian and Pakistani armies, started a three-day peace forum here Saturday. According to IPSI vice-president Tej Kaul, the aim of the peace forum is “to promote peace and harmony between two nations”.

Congress MP from Mumbai Priya Dutt, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and several present and former ministers would participate in the forum, Kaul said.

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will address the gathering and participate in the conference.

As part of the initiative, there will be a march Saturday evening from Chowpatty Beach in south Mumbai to Mani Bhavan, around two kilometres away. Mani Bhavan holds memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi.

From Sunday, there will be several seminars based on current topics like globalisation and peace keeping, Kaul added.

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