Noida: On 17 December 1999,the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.
â€œWe have to put the youth energy to its best use. The Clean India subject of ours has been adopted by our honorable Prime Minister and has been declared as a National Campaign. Now we want to start LIGHT INDIA and we want to start with youth energy to light up all the villages of Indiaâ€ said Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studio, Ambassador of IHRO affiliated to United Nations and World Peace Development And Research Foundation.
â€œThe theme of International Youth Day, 12 August 2015, is â€œYouth Civic Engagement.â€ The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existentâ€ added Marwah while addressing the students of Asian Education Group at AAFT Campus.
â€œIn this landmark year, as leaders prepare to adopt a bold new vision for sustainable development, the engagement of youth is more valuable than ever. At this critical moment in history, I call on young people to demand and foster the dramatic progress so urgently needed in our world.â€ message of Ban Ki Moon read by Prof. Harshvardhan Vice President International Film And Research Centre of AAFT.