Through the 13 years period, from 2002, while having worked on Relief, Rehabilitation, Legal Aid and Trauma Counseling with the families who survived the 2002 Gujarat Violence, we moved on to working on Peace and Social Reconciliation with the Hindu/Dalit and Muslim Communities residing in Gomtipur, Ramol, Naroda Patiya, Vatva and Bombay Hotel and then extended the same work in the 18 rural villages of Dahegam and Mehmdabad Blocks.
SAHR WARU organizes different programs and events for Social Reconciliation where members from both the communities come together for a common occasion to celebrate national events like Republic Day on 26thJanuary, Independence Day on 15th of August, 8th March for International Human Rights Day, 30th November for South Asian Women’s Day for Peace, and 10th December for the Human Rights Day, Roza Iftari, Diwali Milan, Quran Khani, 16 Days Global Campaign, Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti 14th April, Friendship Day for youth and exposure visits to the different places. All events are celebrated with zeal and bonding and they always look forward to meeting each other on these days.
We had organized a “Garba” (A Hindu festival especially celebrated by Gujarati’s – a celebration of song and dance for 9 nights) in Ramol, a mixed locality, where most of the participants were Muslim girls.
An outdoor visit to Champaner of more than 350 women and youth from both communities.
Hindu & Muslim youth groups at outdoor camp to Vasad on Occasion of Friendship Day, 2008
Women and youth from all areas gathered for a combined celebration of 15th August, 2008
Roza Iftar Programs during the Holy month of Ramzan, 2008