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

FEEL Club

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 6, 2020

    Now a global pandemic, Covid-19 has affected almost every country in the world, sickening populations of people and overwhelming healthcare systems. While we all must practice social distancing in order to slow the spread and “flatten the curve,” our club in India is still finding ways to create compassion, connection, and community.

  • Mar 12, 2020

    After recent riots in New Delhi, India, resulted in destruction and loss of life, our club in Mumbai joined together for a special peace session. The group discussed the tragic events and how despite their differences, the group is dedicated to creating inclusion and peace in their community.

  • Jan 27, 2020

    We are lucky to work with trainers around the world who are dedicated to creating peace. A perfect example of this is Nikhil Mehta, our trainer in Mumbai, India, who recently hosted a Play for Peace session in the Aarey Colony, which has been in the news due to serious conflict.

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