Often Sustainable Development word is over-utilized; however, there are various worldwide issues, for example, hunger, neediness, imbalance, and natural debasement. Somapika Sarkar founder of Hurray Kids recently got the opportunity to talk about this global concern with Ayush Chopra (recognized with The Diana Award, is an Indian Ambassador for the SDGs project).
Before moving ahead, lets know more about Somapika Sarkar and Ayush Chopra.
She is a believer and enthusiastic about child education. She began her own endeavour- Hurray Kids in Nov 2016, to educate children on life skills, to develop a child’s personality and help the child develop into a mindful, sympathetic, flexible, and balanced grown-up.
He is a student and Founder of SDGs for Children. He is an Indian ambassador of SDG’s Projects. Moreover, he is an author, a podcaster, and a youth ambassador for Aerial Foundation International and representative of children in the United Nations. He wishes to live in a society where we as a whole live respectively in peace and with equivalent chances.
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development is an improvement that addresses the issues of the present, without trading off the capacity of people in the future to address their own issues.”
The idea of “Sustainable development can be deciphered from numerous points of view like needs against a consciousness of the natural, social and monetary impediments we face as the general public.
Below is the summary of Interview.
Q – How you got interested in sustainable development?
A – During one exhibition at school, all the exhibitions as based on sustainable goals. He got to know about what they are and what’s the whole process is like. He was 13 years old then when he learned a lot about this and started to promote this through the Twitter community.
Q – What’s basically SGDs is?
A – These goals 17 goals made by UNO in 2015 and they called it sustainable development goals like no hunger, child’s education, life on land, and life underwater and these goals need to be achieved by every person by 2030. It’s titled as agenda 2030.
Q – What’s the best platform to drive awareness?
Social media is a great platform to communicate and drive mindfulness. So, every platform as its own benefits and demerits either it’s FB, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, etc. You just have to follow and interact with the right people in order to get 100% use.
Q – Who all inspired you?
A – Basically everyone from School director and school counsellor to mentors from social media to my friends and family
Q – What you have learned from social entrepreneurs and change-maker?
A- He has seen 7 or 8 years old kids doing wonders for the world fighting for climate change, fighting for right, Seen adults that are scared to do such things. It’s just Never early to start to bring the change in the world that you want to see,
Q – What are all these 17 SDGs?
A- UN laid out 17 SDGs in 2015. Goal 1 No poverty, 2 – 0 hunger, 3 – good health and well-being, 4 – quality education, 5 – Gender equality, 6 – clean water and sanitation, 7 – affordable and clean energy, 8 – decent work and economic growth, 9 – Industry Innovation and infrastructure, 10 – reduced inequality, 11 – Sustainable cities and community, 12 – responsible consumption and production, 13 – climate action, 14 – Life below water, 15 – life inland, 16 – peace and justice strong institutions, 17 – partnership to achieve all these goals.
Q – How children’s can contribute to promoting SDGs in our daily life?
A – It is important to have empathy towards each other’s feelings. ‘First Start local then community and then on a country level. Follow one step a day.
Q – What’s your perspective towards India in contributing to this awareness?
A – India has done great in some of the goals like gender equality, quality education, but still lacking somewhere on goal no 1- No poverty.
Q – Share your views on Goal no 12 responsible consumption and production.
A – Its self-explanatory, to consume the things we using responsibility without wasting any natural resource.
Q – How children can collaborate with SDGs virtually?
A – You can visit the projects page on my website. You can see all the projects I have done so far and these projects are open projects if you want to contribute anything contact us.
Q – Any SDGs become important in this COVID-19 time for all of us?
A – All the goals are impacted in other words. All are linked together but the impact they are receiving is different.
Q – What’s your message to children to motivate them?
A – Keep working hard and never underestimate your power. Together only we can shape a fairer world.
Watch the complete interview below
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