As part of the United Nations 75 Dialogue (UN75), Assam Don Bosco University hosted a two-hour webinar on “Inequality – Bridging the Drive” on Wednesday.
The webinar was organised to commemorate the 75th anniversary of United Nations, said a statement.
UN 75 dialogue is the largest ever global conversation launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Ramu Damodaran, chief of United Nations Academic Impact, deputy director for Partnerships and Public Engagement, UN department of public information and Dr. Madhulika Jonathan, chief field office, UNICEF Assam participated in the online dialogue.
The programme was coordinated by Abhishek Choudhury, assistant professor, Assam Don Bosco University.
Ramu while taking part in the discussion said that essentially “the souls of human beings should be one and united.
“We must not give up our responsibility towards our society in which we live,” he said.
Madhulika Jonathan, touched upon several issues such as, gender discrimination, lack of proper nutrition and sanitation in children and women, violation of child rights, child marriage etc.
She also emphasised on the hazards that the North-Eastern region faces like floods and landslides, asserting that the necessity of creating a better place through participation, solidarity and communication.”
Jai Patil, one of the participants from University of Twente, Netherlands mentioned, “The way to go forward with inclusive development requires creation of a concept of problem-solving method for inequality which will work closely with the grassroot level and the rural areas.”
The online discussion had participants from Assam Don Bosco University, University of Twente, Netherlands, Sarla Birla Gyan Jyoti, Delhi Public School, Guwahati Tezpur University, National Law University and Judicial Academy – Assam, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna.