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Country Profile: India

India is the seventh largest country in the world and the second most populated. Thousands of years of history have shaped the country, which is incredibly diverse in both culture and religion. While India is considered one of the fastest growing economies in the world—often called "newly industrialized"—large parts of the population suffer from poverty and lack of access to education and healthcare. Due to complicated social structures, many people also face discrimination and rejection.

Play for Peace India is in the 18th year of its journey, which started in 2000 in what was then the southern Indian state of Andra Pradesh (now Telangana). Since then, Play for Peace has worked with a variety of organizations that offer a diverse set of local experiences and address different developmental needs. Currently, the India program is the largest In the Play for Peace community. Each club addresses issues based on the community it serves, and major themes addressed include equality, inclusion, interfaith harmony, child and female empowerment, and making schools more equitable and inclusive to keep children in school and attract dropouts.

Requests for Play for Peace in India are constant, and our core values and activities there impact thousands of lives now and will continue in the future.

"No winners, no losers. We get an equal opportunity to play, and it makes us happy. I can get my little sister to come along with me, and my parents feel happy too."

8-year-old child, 
Club Participant

Play for Peace Clubs, Stories, and Projects

Karol Bagh Peace Club

Karol Bagh, Delhi


Patel Nagar, New Delhi

Jagran Club

 Taltala, Kolkatta, West Bengal

Disciples for Peace Club

Kolkatta, West Bengal

Pink City Jaipur Club

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Khula Aasman Club

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai Club

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Khel se Mel Club

Pune, Maharashtra

Hyderabad Club

Hyderabad, Telangana

FSL India Club

Bangalore, Karnataka

Peace Game Club

Bangalore, Karnataka

Kashmir Club

Jammu & Kashmir

Ekta ki Nayi Umang Club

Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

  • Apr 8, 2022

    Now through June, Play for Peace is partnering with the experiential learning app Kikori to develop a one-stop shop for activity plans. Meet Joel Alexander, one crew volunteer whose time and talents are bringing high-quality activities to facilitators around the world.

  • Sep 10, 2020

    Now that we’re one week into Level Up: Race for Humanity, we want to introduce some of the amazing mentors from our Play for Peace clubs who are taking part in this month-long event. We’ll be following their journeys over the next few weeks, to share how they are leveling up in their communities.

  • Jul 14, 2020

    In Mumbai, the Khula Aasman Club has been creating peace in its region since 2014, developing leadership skills in marginalized youth and children using play and the arts. While COVID-19 has presented new challenges for the club, the group has continued to have a great impact on its community.

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