BreatheBlue Youth Summit
New Delhi, India
The Yamuna River and our global climate need our help.
Saturday 30 July, 2022
Location: Tagore International School
Times: 10:00-17:30 IST
BreatheBlue Youth Summit is a part of a series of youth-led, in-person summits to explore and discuss the importance of healthy marine and freshwater ecosystems for a climate-friendly future, or the Blue Climate Action Summit Series. The summit would focus on Yamuna as the waterbody while also recognizing and honour the history and culture of the country. Speakers and presenters, in context to India have been invited to give insights on Climate Action. The goal is to celebrate ideas and passion of young people in the country who wish to uncover environmental challenges that one comes across every dawn.
Buoyant by nature, Lakshika is a being of faith. Usually seen running around with bundles of papers twice her size, she is always up for an adventure. Sanguine and poised by nature, she knows how to put the pieces together just in time. With a head of brimming ideas, she is known for her creativity at her disposal. With an intricate work ethic, she advocates for various issues including, but not limited to; women and child rights, animal rights, environment, mental health, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for different bifurcations.
BreatheBlue Youth Summit Team, pictured left to right
Top Row: Kalyani Jagadale, Dhruv Khanna, Baneet Pukhrambam, Samarth Rungta
Bottom Row: Rahul Anand, Lakshika Khurana, Sunidhi Rathore
‘Carpe Diem’ runs in her blood, Sunidhi is a free spirited human with buzzing ideas in her head. Her actions are fueled by the ambitions that resides in her heart. Often walking with a pen and a diary in hand, and a camera in the bag, she tells stories through her artistic pursuits. Her fight for social issues that impact the majority is eternal, she cares for not only the people here but the planet itself.
ALL TIMES IN IST (UTC +5.5)
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Opening Ceremony
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Morning Networking
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM Living Green with Ms. Livleen Kaur Kahlon
12:10 PM – 12:40 PM Blue Views with Vijay Sehrawat
12:50 PM – 1:25 PM Activism in Film
1:30 PM – 2:10 PM Lunch
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM Climate, Gender and Intersectionality with Dev Nagar
2:50 PM – 3:30 PM Art in Environmentalism
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Green Stories with Lakshika Khurana
4:10 PM – 4:40 PM Closing Ceremony
4:40 PM – 5:30 PM High Tea & Networking
About the Yamuna River
BreatheBlue Youth Summit is focused on the deteriorating condition of the Yamuna in the heart of the country, New Delhi. The national capital is home to many beautiful inland lakes, and the second largest tributary of the Ganges, and is yet in a very questionable condition situated right under an expressway. With history effervescing from its creeks, the Yamuna is of paramount importance for the future of the country.
About Planeteer Alliance Blue Climate Action Summit Series
Oceans and freshwater lakes play a crucial role in slowing and reversing the effects of climate change. As part of our work in accelerating known climate solutions, the Planeteer Alliance is excited to be supporting the Blue Climate Action Summit Series to support Planeteers around the world in taking Blue Climate Action — work to protect and restore our oceans and lakes to help their communities and our planet.
The Blue Climate Action Summit Series is being built in collaboration with the NALYS organizers based on the principles they have identified for authentically engaging young people in communities around the world:
- Uplifting young people’s voices and ideas
- Empowering young people to connect with, protect, preserve and restore their water systems.
- The importance of story and culture in creating connections
- The importance of indigenous wisdom in restoring our waterways
- The interconnectedness of problems facing our planet and the intersectional approach needed to solve them.
Planeteer Alliance is a program of the Captain Planet Foundation, a US-based NGO with the mission of engaging and empowering young people to be problem solvers for the planet.