Indian, Pakistani students come ‘Face to Faith’ with each other
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s schools’ programme, Face to Faith, held a video conference around the issues of leadership and the importance of interfaith dialogue in creating peaceful coexistence. DBMS English School hosted the first successful “Face to Faith” Video Conferencing on Friday under the aegis of the foundation and facilitated by Simi Kher.
DBMS English School became the first school in Jamshedpur to have successfully conducted this video-conferencing under the ‘Face to Faith’ programme. The partner school was the City school “BHITSHAH” in Pakistan.
The students of both the schools started with the icebreaker where they discussed about their city, why they like their school and festivals that are celebrated in their Countries. The students discussed about the history of Jamshedpur, how Jamshedpur got its name, the Tata Iron and Steel Company and about their clean and green city. Their Pakistani counter parts spoke about their city “Bhit Shah’ and about the saint who founded it.
“Face to Faith has exposed me to different cultures. It enabled me to question and dispel stereotypes with interaction with diverse people, and has driven introspection, helping me look deep inside myself and deepen my own faith. I have learned to respect the difference and beauty of cultures,” Yasmin Kauser a student summed up the session.