In order to open new opportunities in the sector of education to all the citizens of India, the Ministry of HRD in India would come in collaborative terms with UNESCO in knowledge sharing programmes. The Minister of HRD Smriti Irani is on her official visit to UNESCO headquarters in Paris and she pointed that India would come in terms with UNESCO, which is aiming to achieve the goals of knowledge sharing mentioned in their Agenda 2030 in a timely manner.
The visit of the HRD minister is due to two major reasons, in the UNESCO. The 38th UNESCO General Conference is ongoing at this moment along with their celebrations of 70th anniversary. To discuss about the probable cooperation between India and UNESCO, Irani met with the UNESCO Director-General Irina-Bokova. She discussed the ongoing cooperation among the two and fell light on the future prospects and areas in which there is a possible collaboration.
Days after the horrifying terror attacks in Paris, the HRD minister conveyed her deepest condolences and solidarity to the people and government of France at the UNESCO forum. In honor of the people who were killed in the heinous attack she placed a wreath at the Batclan Theatre in Paris. In her address to the Leader’s Forums at the UNESCO headquarters she conveyed her solidarity for the people of France. She reaffirmed that India is committed to the ideals of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She uttered the words of Mahatma Gandhi, to secure peace through educational and cultural activities, which has always been the motif behind UNESCO.