The "World Cities Day Connect 2023" was held at the Radisson Blu in Chennai, with a resounding commitment to "Building Sustainable and Inclusive Cities for All."
During the event, esteemed guests launched the "Youth Leads Sustainability" Online Journal, a global platform designed to empower the youth and engage them in the global discourse on building sustainable and inclusive cities.
The event was presided over by Dr. G A Rajkumar IAS (R), its All India Chairman, and Dr. Datchanamoorthy Ramu, President and Mr Gokulnath, Secretary- General of Sustainable Development Council.
Shri.K.Lakshminarayanan, Hon'ble Minister for Public Works, Government of Puducherry, said that poverty affects everyone in any part of the world. He also said that in 20 years Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will not have any villages in the environment where everyone has to depend on each other. He also said that the pace of growth & development is to that extent.
Speaking later, Corporation Commissioner Radhakrishnan said that the seminar discussed about sustainable development in Chennai Corporation through investments. He also said that the public should bring about environmental protection, plastic eradication.
Organized by the Sustainable Development Council (SDC) in collaboration with UN-Habitat, this one-day initiative marked the Global Observance of World Cities Day.