On the second day of the Civil 20 India (C-20) conference held in Nagpur, Maharashtra, there was discussion on the increasing inequalities in the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, a large number of out-of-school children are forced to work as labourers.
read this also
The theme of the conference was ‘Civil Society Organization and Promotion of Human Values’. C-20 is one of the official groupings of G-20 which provides a platform for civil society organizations from around the world to reach out to the G-20 world leaders.
The number of sub-Saharan Africans living on less than $2.15 a day has increased since 2015, Owen James, global director of the ‘100 Million Campaign’, said in a government release. He said that the number of children deprived of child labor and school education is also increasing in sub-Saharan Africa. He said the continent has excellent natural resources, but is still underdeveloped because profits are being shifted elsewhere.
According to the release, the meeting discussed ‘the spirit of service, philanthropy and volunteerism, Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam – the world is one family, diversity, inclusion, mutual respect and human rights’. Shyam Parande, Global Coordinator of ‘Seva International’ said that the participants of the conference should follow the message of Gautam Buddha ‘Appo Deep Bhava (Be yourself the light)’.
Parande said, ‘India has a long history of values and these Indian values match the global values.’ Santosh Gupta, CEO of ‘Indian Social Responsibility Network’, said that ‘when we serve, we have a feeling in our soul that for what cause we should work. Service is better than self-service and charity and it (service) has been defined in the major religions of the world.
Vikrant Tomar, convenor of United Consciousness Global, said that the theme of the G-20 was ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, which means that every living being on this planet is an essential family. Durganand Jha, executive chairman of the Center for Policy Analysis, called for a rethink on the concept of ‘human rights’ by the United Nations Organization (UNO). He said that human rights should not be used as a strategic tool against any country.
read this also-
(This news has not been edited by NewsBust team. It is published directly from syndicate feed.)