Gurugram: Felicitation Ceremony for Indo Lanka Cooperation: "Transforming Our World" the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development concluded with a colourful and vibrant cultural show by students and staffs of Scottish High International School.
The event showcased the traditional songs, dances, and fusions of Sri Lanka and India.
The ceremony acknowledged the collaboration and partnership between India and Sri Lanka towards achieving the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the 2030 Agenda. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The ceremony also featured a keynote speech by HE Dr Deshapriya S Wijetunge, Director General of SUNFO and an expert in sustainable development. Dr Deshapriya shared insights on the progress made in achieving the SDGs by both India and Sri Lanka, and discussed the importance of global cooperation and partnership in achieving these goals.
In addition to the cultural show, the event also saw the induction of Sustainable Goodwill Ambassador Dr Cdr Kartikay Saini, Sustainable Diplomacy Governor Nitin Kalra and 10 Accelerators in the fields of Healthcare, Sports, Media, Education,Tourism,Technology,Textile,Gems and Jewellery, smart cities and real estate. These Accelerators will work towards advancing the SDGs in their respective fields and will play a crucial role in driving sustainable development in India and Sri Lanka.
Newly Inducted sustainability diplomacy Governor Nitin Kalra’s presentation outlined the key focus areas for achieving the SDGs in the coming year, including education, healthcare, gender equality, and renewable energy. He emphasized the need for collaborative efforts between India and Sri Lanka towards achieving the SDGs.
"We are delighted to have successfully hosted & concluded this event, which has helped raise awareness about the SDGs and the need for global cooperation in achieving a sustainable future for all.The cultural show was a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of India and Sri Lanka and underscored the importance of preserving and promoting our cultural diversity ,said Dr cdr Kartikay Saini, Chairman of Scottish high International School.