It is not unknown that India-Pakistan ties are at the lowest possible level. Yet, some organisations in the subcontinent genuinely want to lesser the tension and strive hard to maintain peace. In a similar initiative, courtesy a peace loving group, Pakistan India people's forum for peace and democracy (PIPFPD) have decided to involve youths from both countries in sending best of luck wishes to each other ahead of the Men's Hockey World Cup. The mega event is scheduled to take place at Odisha capital, Bhubaneswar, from November 28 to December 16.
The PIPFPD has decided to involve youths in painting expressions to promote peace and friendship through big sporting event. PIPFPD has invited entries from youths of both the countries to create best of luck message in art form for each other country. Basically, the youths have been divided into four categories of 6-8 age group, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18 age group. The youth have to create an artwork wishing best of luck to India if the youth is from Pakistan or Pakistani origin and vice-versa. The youth not belonging from India or Pakistan can also participate. The three entries in each group will be awarded.
Talking about the World Cup, India are placed in Pool C alongside Belgium, Canada and South Africa. They will open their campaign versus South Africa in the opening day of the tournament. Pakistan, on the other hand, are placed in Pool D which includes Germany, Netherlands and Malaysia. They will play their first game versus Germany.
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega