ASIAN CITIZENS ASSEMBLY - Asian Youth Assembly (August 18 and 19, 2010) Asian Intergenerational Assembly (August 20 – 22, 2010) Silk Route Art and Culture Festival (August 18 – 22, 2010)Over 5 days, ASIAN CITIZENS ASSEMBLY saw the participation of more than 200 representatives from about 25 courntries – Asian and otherwise.
Inauguration CeremonyWatering the plant – A symbolic representation of cross cultural support to conserve Nature and Lighting of the lamp – A traditional Indian Custom
Youth-led Development Program - College Climate ChampionsWinners –• Ramaiah Medical School – “No Plastic Zone – Gokula Education Foundation Campus and M.S.Ramaiah Group of Institutions”.• CMR Group of Institutions – “Rain Water Harvesting System”• Indian Institure of Science – “Reducing Carbon Footprint of IISc by proper Energy Planning and Installing Energy Efficient LED Lighting Systems”• Jain College V.V.Puram – “Paper Recylcing Unit”• Jyoti Nivas College – “Fortitude Note Books”• Jain University (School of Graduate Studies) – “The Art of Bonsai”
MANIFESTOThe Asian Youth Assembly 2010 held in Bengaluru, India on 18-19 August 2010brought participants from all over Asia to share their thoughts, experiences, andinitiatives on two central themes – education and ecology. This manifesto drawsfrom the discussions and workshops that put forth the viewpoints of the youth oneducation and ecology as relevant to today’s Asia. This collaborative effort is thecontribution of the youth participants to the fulfillment of various existing universalagreements – Millennium Development Goals, Education for All, Kyoto Protocolamongst others – in order to achieve sustainable and equitable development in theAsian region.