Lost family in 26/11 attacks, but Kia Scherr returns to put peace on cops’ radar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 18, 2015 23:03 IST

Spreading the message of peace in Mumbai, US national Kia Scherr who lost her family members in the 26/11 attacks, launched Peace Ok Please, a special initiative for policemen, in alliance with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

“The police are among the important pillars of society. They need to be at peace with themselves, so they can pass it on to the general public. So we came up with this sensitisation programme for policemen. I have discussed it with several senior officials,” Scherr said, on Saturday.

Scherr's husband Alan, 58, and daughter Naomi, 13, were killed in the attacks. "Mumbai ranks low on the peace index globally and the situation needs to improve. It is a pilot project. We intend to take it way ahead from here,” she said.

A booklet on techniques to practice peace in day-to-day life, too, was released on the occasion.

Scherr’s family members were among the 25 people who had travelled to India for a meditation retreat with Virginia-based spiritual group Synchronicity Foundation. After the loss, Scherr has been busy mobilising support for peace the world over.

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