Act of Kindness discussed at Webinar by PUAA

Chandigarh, September 23, 2020: The Panjab University Alumni Association, in collaboration with Sustainable Development Goals, Choupal organized a curtain raiser for the upcoming October Conference ‘Act of Kindness’, an initiative by UNESCO which has been planned for furthering the cause of kindness.
UNESCO is providing a salutary platform wherein people belonging to the age group of 15-35 years can come forward and share their stories of kindness which will further ensue a ripple effect, galvanizing many others.
SDG Choupal is handling this initiative in India and the participants will be awarded a certificate from UNESCO.
The event was moderated by Prof. Shruti Bedi, Prof. of Law, UILS, Panjab University, who is also the Coordinator of the October Conference.
Prof. Deepti Gupta, Dean Alumni Relations formally welcomed the speakers and the participants and shared some of her experiences in life that she presented as examples of Acts of Kindness.
The invited speakers of the event were Vivek Atray, ex IAS officer, Sandeep Saxena, Rotarian, Abel Caine, Senior Project Officer, Head of Youth Programme, UNESCO MGIEP and Deepak Dwivedi, Chairman, Dainik Bhaskar, Noida and also chairman SDG Choupal.
Deepak Dwivedi started the conference by introducing the initiative taken by SDG Choupal.
Abel Caine explained in detail the Kindness initiative by UNESCO.
He explained about the free Compassion Integrity Training and the internships offered by UNESCO.
Vivek Atray gave a motivating speech to the participants about Inspiration, Innovation and Integrity and said that the youth needed to add these to their repertoire.
He gave simple examples of being kind and helpful to others and concluded by saying one has to change himself or herself to create a ripple effect to change the world.
The participants asked a few questions from Abel Caine about the UNESCO internships.
Prof. Shruti Bedi delivered a vote of thanks and the curtain raiser ended.

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