By Majid Nabi
Srinagar– The delegates from G20 countries, who attended Youth20 consultation at the Kashmir University under the aegis of intergovernmental forum G20 on Thursday, said the event besides boosting tourism in Kashmir, will offer an all new experience to the research scholars.
It is worth mentioning that 17 youth delegates from G20 nations attended the Y20 consultation on ‘Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life at Kashmir University.
Attributing human interference as the sole reason for growing climate change in the world, the visiting youth delegates said the world together can find a solution to the growing challenges of climate change.
They also congratulated India for India assuming the G20 presidency and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for choosing Kashmir to host one of the travelers track meeting scheduled to take place on May 22 and 23.
Hyungjin, a research scholar from South Korea, said the event will not only encourage tourism in the valley, which he said is also known as the paradise on earth, but also offer an all new experience to research scholars.
“I am super excited to be in Kashmir. Now I came to know why Kashmir is called paradise on earth. I was impressed by the pleasant environment of Kashmir. If we have to combat climate change, we have to bring drastic changes in ourselves first, together we can combat the issues and together we can destroy nature,” said he.
Daria Kholkalcheva, a Russian delegate pursuing Computer Science in Delhi University said the problem of climate change has to be addressed globally and just not inside one particular country.
“It’s really an overwhelming experience for me to be in Kashmir. I’ve been in India for eight months and when I arrived in Kashmir, I saw a lot of potential here. The problem of climate change is interconnected and interchangeable. Together we can solve the problem,” Kholkalcheva told Kashmir Observer.
She said hosting the Y20 event in Kashmir is itself a big development and spreading the message across the world is equally important.
Echoing similar views, Williams, another Y20 delegate from US, an environmental science scholar at Delhi University, said the young students and delegates could influence the world as far as issues of climate change are concerned.
“it’s right time to speak about the climate change as world has seriously impacted by the issue, I am a nature lover and always keep concentrating on weather and climate and I think its within the reach and power of young generation to fight against the issue so that the future generations does not have an impact of the climate change,” he added
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