Indian Hindus Current Affairs - 2019

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South Asia Youth Peace Conference held in New Delhi

The three day South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference was held in New Delhi as part 150th birth anniversary celebrations of father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. It was organised by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and STEP (Standing Together to Enable Peace). It was inaugurated by Krishna G Kulkarni, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference

Its objective was to eliminate stereotypes, prejudices across all borders to understand micro-macro aspect of issues, identify common challenges and develop plan of action and to build network of youth leaders. It was also aimed to equip young leaders with skills and knowledge based on peace education, critical enquiry and socio-emotional learning as tool to engage with their peers. It also aimed to build a network of youth leaders and change-makers across South Asia who will join hands to address common challenging issues together.

It provided platform for young people of South Asia to further peace agenda in the region. About 100 youth leaders from South Asian countries and different parts of India had participated in to discuss different dimensions of ‘peace’. The countries represented include: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The conference had conversations on Gender, Food Security, Interfaith Harmony, Digital media, Art Democracy and other Dialogues.

UP Government launches Women Empowerment Resolution Campaign

Uttar Pradesh Government recently launched Women Empowerment Resolution Campaign to develop leadership capacities in women and make them vocal for their rights. It was launched by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on November 20, 2018.

Women Empowerment Resolution Campaign

The purpose of this campaign is to ensure the empowerment of women through different programs in the state Under it, the women employees of the state government will go to their house to know about schemes introduced by Center and the state government for women. Issues like education, self-employment, health, sanitation and nutrition will be included under this campaign. For the operation of the programs, a 11-member team will be formed at each district and block level of states. There will be women belonging to six women employees and five self-help groups.