Confederation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations of India (CUCAI) in collaboration with People’s UNESCO Club of Manipur and Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Manipur University organized a Training Seminar on the theme “Youth and Agenda 2030”, from 12 – 14th October 2018 at City Convention Hall, Imphal, Manipur (North Eastern State of India). About 700 local youth and 58 UNESCO Club Leaders from 15 states attended the programme.
Lectures on topics related to Role of Youth in Achieving SDGs, Impediments of Sustainable Development, Skill Development and Education Programme for Rural Women and Cultural Heritage were organized.
Minister of Education, Labour and Employment, Member of Parliament (Upper House) of Manipur, Senior Administrative Officer of the Government of India, University Professors addressed the participation. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India (Honorary President of CUCAI) and Mr Eric FALT, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, UNESCO Office in New Delhi sent a video message.
As part of the programme, visit Myanmar Border, Cultural and Heritage Sites, performances depicting arts and dances of Manipur were organized. The event was widely covered by electronic and print media.