The Role of People’s Representatives
With an aim to present and share the experiences with people’s representatives, district officials and the people associated with ‘Land and Water Management’, the Centre organised a two-day samvaad workshop at Chittorgarh, on August 21-22, 2006.
In the Samvaad, group discussions/panel discussions were organised and personal experiences were shared. Through a puppet show, presentation on the related topics on environment conservation, importance of water and its conservation, was communicated to the participants.
PN Khandelwal, District and Session Judge, Chittorgarh, graced the occasion as the chief guest while Rajeshwari Meena, Pradhan, Panchayat samiti, Chittorgarh also participated. This Samvaad was organised marking the conclusion of the project on ‘Land and Water Management Leading towards Biodiversity Conservation’ with the support of United Nations Development Programme/Global Environment Facility/Small Grants Programme (UNDP/GEF/SGP).
World Youth Day
Under the Srijan programme and with the support from Umang Dhaura Reen, World Youth Day was organised on the theme, ‘The role of youth in early marriages and premature pregnancy’ in Bhilwara, on August 12, 2006. Zakir Beg, Udai Lal Samdani, Prahlad Roy Vyas, Tara Ahluwalia, Om Prakash Vyas and Shashi Prabha participated in the programme. The speakers provided information on the adverse effects of early marriages and premature pregnancy on the young generation (both boys and girls), including its legal provisions. On this occasion, the local youths pledged that they would not only prevent early marriages but also convince others to eschew it. The Word Youth Day celebration helped in reaching out to the youth with a purposeful message.
Yuva Sammelan under Chayan Youth Intervention Programme
The Centre, in association with CARE India organised Yuva Sammelan at Bhilwara, on August 04, 2006, in which about 200 stakeholders participated, including workers and youths of 26 Anganwadi, Harijan Basti, Ambedkar Colony, Kawankhera, Dadabari, Kollipara, Tilak Nagar etc. The objective of the Sammelan was to share the problems, bottlenecks and learning experiences, including the possible solution among various old and new youth workers.