To commemorate India’s G20 presidency, Akashvani (formerly All India Radio) Shillong organised a seminar here today at North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
Commissioner and Secretary to the Governor, BDR Tiwari, inaugurated the event where he called upon the students and participants to imbibe the values of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, which is the theme of G20 under India’s presidency.
Tiwari elaborated on the idea of ‘Sarvajana Hitaya Sarvajana Sukhaya’, meaning the well being of all and the happiness of all, a world where the community and larger good take precedence over individual interests. He said that the G20 presidency is a unique opportunity for our country, as India has many useful lessons to share with the world related to living a harmonious lifestyle with nature.
In the technical session, Aiborlang Wanswett, Senior Director (IT) & Scientist F, National Informatics Centre, Shillong, presented a paper on ‘Digital technologies for sustainable development’.
Vivek Lyngdoh, Junior Research Fellow, Meghalaya Climate Change, presented a paper on ‘Go green – be kind to nature for a better future’ and a paper on ‘Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security’ was presented by Bingiala Laloo, Assistant Prof. at the School of Crop Improvement, College of Postgraduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, Umiam, while Vivek Kumar, Research Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, NEHU, presented a paper on ‘Your Planet needs you – unite to combat climate change’.
Students from different NEHU departments actively participated and interacted in the seminar.
An open quiz related to India’s G20 presidency evoked a good response and participants showcased their level of awareness and enthusiasm. Other attractions of the event included a folk song presentation by groups led by Larihun Mawlong and EW Kharsahnoh.
India will be hosting the G20 summit in New Delhi on September 9-10. In the run-up to the big event, Akashvani has been organising a series of events as the official and the world’s largest broadcaster.