India

A PEACE PITCH IN DELHI

India Gate is a war memoral to the 70,000 Indian soldiers that died in the First World War.  A group of NGO’s working with children across Delhi are now developing their Peace Field Project to commemorate the war dead and celebrate peace, through play.  

The cornice of the India Gate is inscribed with the Imperial suns while both sides of the arch have INDIA, flanked by the dates MCMXIV (1914 left) and MCMXIX (1919 right). Below the word INDIA, in capital letters, is inscribed:

TO THE DEAD OF THE INDIAN ARMIES WHO FELL AND ARE HONOURED IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS MESOPOTAMIA AND PERSIA EAST AFRICA GALLIPOLI AND ELSEWHERE IN THE NEAR AND THE FAR-EAST AND IN SACRED MEMORY ALSO OF THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED AND WHO FELL IN INDIA OR THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER AND DURING THE THIRD AFGHAN WAR

For more information on how you can help support the proposed peace pitch in Delhi, contact The NCFA: info@thecfa.co.uk



Organization Background

Poonam Navnirman Sanstha is a women economic empowerment and child development organization which work to improve the lives of women and children in the society by giving them respectively, the right to work and the right to play.

The Challenge
As many as 35 million children have hearing difficulties in India. They are isolated and neglected. Only 1 in 10 go to school and they are highly likely to end up living hand to mouth in unsafe situations.

Umesh Deshmukh (Project Development Manager) said, ‘Poonam Navnirman Sanstha provide safe environments for children to play.  We have mostly volunteer coaches facilitating football for fun sessions.  Poonman organisation are passionate about working with young people.  I have worked with Slum Soccer for many years and gained, valuable experience which now helps Poonman facilitate football coaching sessions across communities for boys and girls.  We are in a position to consider twinning a designated area of play here in Nagpur with Flanders Peace Field.’

Our holistic approach will include;

  • Access to adapt sports for development, life skills and coaches programmes for D/deaf children and adults
  • Hearing screeningpathway of care/support for those already in programmes.
  • Victim/survivor support and safe placement pathways for D/deaf children & young people
  • Training for D/deaf people to become employed coaches.
  • Progression route for those demonstrating leadership potential.

For more information on how you can help The Poonam Group achieve the Peace Pitch goal please go to their FACE BOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/people/Poonam-Navnirman-Sanstha-Nagpur/100004421025978