ComMutiny The Youth Collective organized Samjho Toh Express – Friendship Junction & Friendship Track
The Youth Collective organized Samjho Toh Express- Friendship Junction by People for Parity in Lodhi Garden & Friendship Track with Pravah at Pahal, Lakshmi Nagar on 13th February, 2016.
The events were a part of the new campaign Samjho Toh Express, an initiative to spread frienship beyond labels and make peace in society. The event kick started with a metro journey where all the volunteers have spread the message of peace and friendship and then the deep discussions with volunteers and society took place.
The volunteers and participating members of the campaign have painted wall to spread social messages and the true means of the campaign. The event was a full day journey to change the view point towards the different community of transgenders to begin the first step of friendship.
Samjho Toh Express – Friendship Beyond Labels
SamjhoToh Express is an initiative by ComMutiny – The Youth Collective and its forum members to explore cross border friendships and engage young people on the issues of social inclusion in order to build vibrant eco-systems across India to understand each other.The campaign has started in November 2015 and will be a 3 year campaign aiming to explore cross border friendships beyond labels and stereotypes.
The campaign has 21 partners across 14 states (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Assam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Maharasthra, Manipur, Rajasthan & Nagaland) who will be doing on ground events. Some of these organizations are Agrini, ALFA, Anhad Pravah, Audacious Dreams, Bharat Calling, CAN Youth, CSEI, Inside North East, Kat-Katha, Milaan, People for Change, People for Parity, Prantakatha, Pravah, Pravah Jaipur Initiative, Rubaroo, SAHER, Sauhard, Synergy Sansthan, We are Young Foundation and YES Foundation.
The campaign looks at amplifying, nurturing and evaluating the 5th Space concept and the planned objectives will be promoting young leaders and youth led organizations to engage on issues of social exclusion, enabling a range of stakeholders like youth collectives, civil society groups and media groups to expand and strengthen the concept of 5th space.
Also it aims at cultivating cross border friendships through an experiential journey which will help the youth in reflecting and breaking the stereotypes that they hold for other communities, genders, castes, religions, ethnic backgrounds etc. A journey through this campaign will help in internalizing the need to understand the ‘other’. We strongly feel that a space needs to be created where young people can come together leaving behind their identities and make ‘friends beyond labels’.