Thursday, October 28, 2021

Punjab announces SDG Action Awards in five categories

Punjab Planning Department with the support of UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC) today announced the SDG Action Awards in five categories SDG Action Award for Economic Sustainability, SDG Action Award for Social Upliftment and Welfare, SDG Action Award for Environment Sustainability, SDG Action Award for ‘Leaving no one behind’ spirit, SDG Action Award for promoting integration, convergence, joint action and holistic solutions approach and the winners would be announced on 25th September, 2020 to mark the SDG Day.

An official spokesperson said that nominations for the awards have been sought across the State from common people, universities, industry and all departments. The details of the entire process including nomination form and details about award categories can be accessed at sdg-awards.com.

He said that Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC) supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a platform to implement and achieve the ambitious SDG 2030 targets by integrating and facilitating all stakeholders and empower, prepare and fully equip the state of Punjab with technical knowledge, capacity, resources & systems. SDGCC is mandated to work closely with relevant government departments to provide the requisite impetus to the state government’s initiative in rolling out the Sustainable Development Goals.

MUST READ  HP records highest full immunisation coverage in national survey

The world needs to adapt to emerging NEW NORMAL in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and SDGs give a perfect framework to create a sustainable world, said the spokesperson, adding that to carry on the important task of generating awareness about SDGs in the State, SDGCC is proposing to conduct the SDG Action awards to not only inform people about SDGs but also identify and felicitate people of the State of Punjab who have taken action to resolve problems being faced by them and the people around them. The implementation of SDGs necessitates that the WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT and WHOLE OF SOCIETY approaches are followed. In the post COVID-19 scenario SDGs have assumed much more importance in helping create a new normal.

MUST READ  Atal tunnel inaugurated by PM Modi
MUST READ  Atal tunnel inaugurated by PM Modi

He said that since SDGs were signed on September 25 and that is celebrated as the UN SDG Day, the winners will be announced through a virtual award ceremony, on the same date.SDG Action Awards is an innovative instrument which would encourage, promote and back the efforts of all change makers who are working towards making the world a better place.

Latest news

Audio rights of ‘Banaras’ sold to T- Series and Lahari Music for big price

The much hyped magnum opus, director Jayathirtha's film “Banaras” has notched up a new high after its audio rights were acquired by T-Series and...

Scholarships available to become qualified practicing interpreters

Scholarship applications are now open for people who speak in-demand languages to become qualified practicing interpreters. Minister for Multiculturalism Natalie Ward said the NSW Interpreter...

Project Remediate: First cladding removed from Darlington apartment block 

The NSW Government’s billion dollar cladding remediation program, Project Remediate, has reached a significant milestone with the first cladding removed for investigation from a...

Pandemic-specific laws to be made to ensure covid lessons learnt

The Victorian Government will introduce news laws that provide a clear and streamlined framework for managing volatile and long pandemics such as COVID-19 –...

Related news

Audio rights of ‘Banaras’ sold to T- Series and Lahari Music for big price

The much hyped magnum opus, director Jayathirtha's film “Banaras” has notched up a new high after its audio rights were acquired by T-Series and...
MUST READ  "Can't you rise above petty politics?" Punjab CM asks AAP, slamming Kejriwal's party over walk-out from all party meet

Scholarships available to become qualified practicing interpreters

Scholarship applications are now open for people who speak in-demand languages to become qualified practicing interpreters. Minister for Multiculturalism Natalie Ward said the NSW Interpreter...

Project Remediate: First cladding removed from Darlington apartment block 

The NSW Government’s billion dollar cladding remediation program, Project Remediate, has reached a significant milestone with the first cladding removed for investigation from a...

Pandemic-specific laws to be made to ensure covid lessons learnt

The Victorian Government will introduce news laws that provide a clear and streamlined framework for managing volatile and long pandemics such as COVID-19 –...

“Guerin’s behaviour risked damaging the integrity of Victoria Police”

The release of IBAC’s special report into Operation Turon, the investigation into alleged police misconduct of then Assistant Commissioner Mr Brett Guerin, should send...

Australia plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050

The Morrison Government will act in a practical, responsible way to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 while preserving Australian jobs and generating new...

‘Ishq Da Rog’ song touching hearts of audience

This heart melting song is touted to be the "love anthem" of the year. The song is high on its musical richness, its subtlety...

NSW govt doubled funds this year to promote Aboriginal businesses

The NSW Government is delivering on its promise to increase opportunities for Aboriginal businesses with an 89 per cent increase in the NSW Government’s...