Restore peace in Syria, Indian-origin boy urges Santa

A seven-year-old Indian-origin boy has penned a Christmas letter to Santa Claus asking not for presents but peace in Syria.

By   |   Published: 16th Dec 2016   7:46 pm Updated: 16th Dec 2016   7:48 pm
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London: A seven-year-old Indian-origin boy has penned a Christmas letter to Santa Claus asking not for presents but peace in Syria.

Aarush Anand, a pupil at Nottingham High School in England, wrote the letter as part of a class project. In the note, he said: “The only thing I want for Christmas is peace, like in Syria.”
Anand also told Santa not to be “stress out” as “it’s hard work going all over the world”, the BBC reported. “Please give money to charities. PS: Don’t give me anything else,” he said in the letter, which was written on Wednesday as part of a Christmas-themed class exercise.

Speaking about his note later, Aarush said: “In Syria, basically every day someone gets killed, and just not in Syria, in India and Pakistan too.” “Syria is like a mini version of a world war happening in one place and I thought I should write about Syria.” His teacher, Richard Miller, said he was “quite struck” by Aarush’s letter.