Lucknow |On 17th May 2022, The Social Responsibility Committee of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, is set to launch a symposium on Sustainable Development centeredon the theme “Sustainable Development Goals” to provide a platform and act as a linking pin between various Non-Governmental Organizations working in the diverse domains, and the Government of India. Robin Hood Army (Hunger), Vaicharik foundation, Alliance Club International, Gomti Nagar JankalyanMahasamiti, Child Friendly School, Robin Hood Army (Academy), UdaanEk Asha foundation Kanpur, Sarthak Foundation, etc. will be some of the nonprofit organizations that will present their contribution and goals in during the first phase of the symposium.The institute will act as an aggregator between the government and the nonprofit organizations
The theme of the conclave aims to bring together the NGOs working towards building sustainable cities and communities, education and rural health care. The intellectuals, industry experts, management professionals, policymakers, and representatives from the Government would present their views which would surface as several progressive policies for plying sustainable development across the nation. The symposium would also help the Institute leverage the alliance to further its reach in extending social outreach programs and creating an impact on a grassroots level.
“The Sustainable Development Goals were created by the United Nations for the development of the world. With these goals, certain moral responsibilities were assigned to the governments of all nations. Poverty alleviation, basic education, women and girl child empowerment are some of them. We as an institute, have been working on attaining such goals for more than two decades. Our students participate in various activities where they teach dropout children to reconnect them with education mainstream. Our curriculum is designed in such a way that the students are not only corporate ready but also socially conscious. If the government, educational institutions, and private institutions work together on these subjects, then the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals will become easier” said Dr. Kavita Pathak, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Dr. Reena Agarwal, Chairperson, Social Responsibility Committee said “Sustainability is not the sole responsibility of the Government, all the stakeholders of society should join hands if we want sustainable development. In this, Jaipuria Institute has taken a lead because as an institute, we have been contributing to the social space for the last 27 plus years. In this initiative, we will act as an aggregator between the Government and the NGOs doing commendable work in different segments of society. We will be a linking pin between the NGOs and the Government.”
The session will achieve greater heights by the presence of the eminent dignitaries being, Shri AlokRanjan (Former Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh); Shri Harmesh Chauhan (Social Engineer and Thinker); Shri Om ShankarTripathi (Social Engineer and Thinker); Dr. Kavita Pathak (Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow); Dr. Reena Agarwal (Chairperson, Social Responsibility Committee); and Dr. ShubhendraParihar (Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow).
“People, prosperity,planet,peace, and partnership are the foundation of sustainability. We all together can achieve more. These five elements are strong enough to bring the positive change and help the world achieve the sustainable development goals” said Dr. ShubhendraParihar, Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.
The pursuit of the symposium is to create a lasting association with the change makers and leverage the synergy in extending the reach of the outreach programs and appreciate the way these groups and individuals have banded together in tough times and demonstrated the bravery and tenacity to restore the normalcy.