By Special Correspondent
New Delhi: The Global Mental Health Association (GMHA) has planned a Global SDG Summit on coming February 25 26, 2022 in a hybrid mode, in collaboration with CliMed Research Solutions, Gurugram, Haryana, and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, to promote UN SGDs goals and raise awareness among all stakeholders, including leaders, policymakers, activists, and the general public.
In 2015, the United Nations drew up a set of 17 global goals to combat poverty, inequality, environmental destruction, and more by 2030. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – representing international collaboration unparalleled in human history – are now adopted by 193 countries including India which has failed miserably in achieving earlier eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the UNO.
The Summit aims to raise awareness of the 17 UN SGDs among all stakeholders around the world, as well as provide guidance on how they can contribute individually.
They also want to give a global platform for students, entrepreneurs, and world leaders to present their work, thoughts, and points of view all under one roof. The three key results that GMHA, CliMed, and Jamia Hamdard hope to achieve from this one-of-a-kind summit are education, recognition, and collaboration.
The SDG Summit 2022 e-Launch took place on January 19, 2022, in the presence of the Chief Guest, Mr. S Ram Ola, CEO of Jet Serve Aviation. Ms. Mansi Dholakia, CEO & Founder GMHA, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Afshar Alam, Registrar, Mr. Syed Saud Akhtar, Jamia Hamdard, and Dr. Ajit Singh, CEO & Founder CliMed Research Solutions were among those who spoke at the event.
Dr. Zeenat Iqbal, Deputy Dean Students’ Welfare & Associate Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, has been named the event’s Nodal Officer and will serve as the Summit’s Organizing Secretary. The summit’s operations will be overseen by Ms. Gayatri Chadwa, GMHA’s Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder and Director of the GMH Foundation.
Major Rakesh Sharma, Shaurya Chakra, Dr Amrita Pachauri, Student Counsellor and Dean at IIMT Institute, Ms. Sonia Hossain, Actor and Producer from Bangladesh, and Dr. MS Rathore, Principal, Geetanjali Institute of Pharmacy, Geetanjali University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, also attended the event.
The event was also attended by university officials such as various Deans, Professors, Deputy Registrar, Public Relations Officer, Faculty/Staff, and members of the core committees from Jamia Hamdard, GMHA, and CliMed research solutions.