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Government of India
Ministry of Culture
27-November-2018 18:10 IST
Gandhi Smriti to Organise ‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’ in New Delhi this month to mark celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS), functioning under Ministry of Culture, Government of India will be organising a 3 day ‘South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference’ in partnership with UNESCO- MGIEP and Standing Together to Enable Peace from November 28-30, 2018. The conference will be held at Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, Delhi, India. The conference is being organized to mark the beginning of celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Shri Shrikrishna G Kulkarni, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and member of Government of India’s Committee to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation will be the Chief Guest in the Inaugural Session which will start at 5.30 p.m. in Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, tomorrow.

This conference focuses on building a network for young leaders from South Asian countries working on various social issues, to identify avenues for partnership and collaboration, support and show solidarity towards each other’s initiatives, nurture relationships and promote global citizenship to work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The thematic thrust areas include Gender; Interfaith issues; Food Security in the context of Gandhian vision of village economy; Digital Media; Arts, Democracy and Dialogue. An action plan in the form of Declaration will be developed at the end of the three-day conference.

Youth  from different South Asian countries and various parts of India are expected to be participate in the Event.