President of India has inaugurated the first World Youth Conference on Kindness in New Delhi.
The conference is organized by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development and Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The theme of the conference is ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the Contemporary World: Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi”.
The objective of the conference is to impart critical competencies namely empathy, compassion, mindfulness and critical inquiry in global youth to enable them to transform themselves and build long-lasting peace in their communities.
The aim of the conference is also to provide youth with creative, effective methods of engaging and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).