Two years of Sapan, honouring Lyse Doucet, a music competition, and more

Can you believe Sapan has been at it for two years?

That’s the Southasia Peace Action Network, Sapan, ICYMI (‘in case you missed it’ for the uninitiated, helping you get with it, you’re welcome)

Excited for the second anniversary event up this Sunday, hosted by the amazing Khushi Kabir in Dhaka, taking forward the legacy of our late friend Kamla Bhasin at Sangat.

We’ll review what we’ve done over the past two years – the collaborations, the discussions, the film club and more. Taking up all kinds of cross-cutting and cutting-edge topics. It’s been thought-provoking, inspiring, and fun.

We will honour the inspiring journalist Lyse Doucet for her humanitarian reporting, an award initiated by Dr Tayyaba Hasan presenting it from the Sapan platform. Dr Hasan heads the Hasan Laboratory at Harvard Medical School – the bio at the link does not convey why she is doing this — you’ll have to tune in to find out.

Sapan honours Lyse Doucet: A lifetime of humanitarian reporting. Photo: Amanda Benson

Journalist Mandira Nayar will present a resolution about SAARC for participants to endorse.

The music competition judges whose identities we have withheld will emerge to announce the winning music composition.

And not least, so excited to launch the Sapan News new website put together by Aekta Kapoor in Delhi, a holistic minded soul sister in Delhi who runs eShe magazine and also the South Asia Union website.

Those who’ve been following our work will know that Sapan News is the syndicated features service we’ve been running since its soft launch in August 2021, embedded originally in the website under the category sapan-news-network/

Event details are online at the Sapan website: Two Years of Sapan – Towards Peace and Solidarity in Southasia

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NOTE: All this work has been entirely voluntary so far. Can you imagine what we’d be able to achieve if we had some funding? I know these are tough times, but we’d be ever so grateful for anything people can give to show your support, even a few dollars a month, especially on a recurring basis will help. Here’s a donation link. Thank you 🙏🏽

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