17 schools of Jammu city adopts 17 SDGs of United Nation

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In a unique collaboration between Gandhi Global Family (J&K), Gandhi Peace Foundation (Jammu) and 17 schools of Jammu city where all partner schools signed MOU to promote United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals among local communities through students. All the UN awareness activities in these schools will be reported to United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) New Delhi through the support of Gandhi Global Family, United Nations accredited NGO. Through 17 SDGs Project, we aspire to promote education and participation by students, so they too can own Agenda 2030 and take it forward to their respective communities, ensuring that no one is left behind. Each school adopt one UN goal and it will help promote awareness among the students, staff and nearby area. Such initiative will help connect schools with their local communities and help build a better Jammu. In principal all 17 schools agreed to engage their students in peace activities through UN Quiz, Peace Symposiums, Sports & also by celebrating important UN International days. Each school agreed to adopt a nearby village or area of weaker section and will disseminate knowledge regarding UN SDGs. Beside this, schools also agreed upon setting up Mahatma Gandhi Peace Club under the aegis of GPF & GGF, to promote peace. Padmashri S P Varma, President GGF J&K, congratulated all 17 school’s Principals and later explained that the purpose behind such initiative is to connect youngsters of Jammu city with the United Nations’ global agendas. Dr Seema Rohmetra, GPF Coordinator, underlined that such initiatives will provide rare opportunities to our youth to work with the representatives of UN, GGF and GPF. Principal KC Public School Mr Amarendra Kumar Mishra presented the welcome address wherein he expressed his gratitude to both the Gandhian organisations for choosing their school as the nodal centre to launch and coordinate the activities. Ms. Shobhna Sethi .During the session, each school is allotted one goal through the draw of lots like “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” to KC Public School, “Good Health & Well Being” to Tiny Tots, “Sustainable Cities & Communities” to Oriental Academy, “Quality Education” to Shangrila Public School, “No Poverty” to Alexander Memorial School, “Affordable & Clean Energy” to JK Montessori School, “Responsible Consumption & Production” to S D Tarapuri Public School, “Reduced Inequalities” to JK Police Public School, “Life Below Water” to Model Academy, “Decent Work & Economic Growth” “Clean Water & Sanitation” to Jodhamal Public School, “Life on Land” to Heritage School, “Partnership for the Goals” to KC International School “Zero Hunger” to GD Goenka School, “Industry Innovation & Infrastructure” to Shiksha Niketan, “Descent Work & Economic Growth” to Lawrence Public School, “Climate Action” to JK Public School & “Gender Equality” to Jammu Sanskriti School.
The various Principals and the core members of the organisations who attended the meeting includes Dr Sapna Sangra, Rajneesh Khajuria, Dr Monica Narang , Rana Ravinder Singh, Amarendra Kumar Mishra, Jagadish Singh Dhami ,Maya Mishra, Manish Joshi, Kavita Singh, Dr Ashiq Malik, Geeta Dixit, Neeru Puri, Esther William, Dr. Vikram Handa, Harish Chander Sharma, Trilok Singh Bist, Pramod Kumar Srivastava,Arun Sharma, Rajesh Khanna, Gautam Thappa, Priya Varma & Sanjay Kundal.

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