Odisha Govt, KISS Come Together To Support UNESCO’s ‘Fit for Life’ Programme
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a constituent of KIIT DU, have joined hands to support UNESCO’s ‘Fit for Life’ programme.
The programme is aimed at tackling challenges such as physical inactivity, mental health issues and inequality to foster peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies.
An MoU was signed among UNESCO, Odisha government and KISS on Friday in the presence of Programme Specialist and Head of Social & Human Sciences, UNESCO New Delhi Eunsong Kim, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Sports & Youth Services R Vineel Krishna and KIIT & KISS Founder Dr Achyuta Samanta.
“Sports for youth, youth for future is the vision of our chief minister Naveen Patnaik and we are guided by it. Promoting physical and mental fitness is core to many of our initiatives. We are delighted to be associated with UNESCO and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences,” Vineel Krishna noted.
“Fit for Life is designed to tackle contemporary challenges such as physical inactivity, mental health issues and inequality to foster peaceful, inclusive and resilient societies. UNESCO as the United Nations’ lead agency for physical education and sport aims to strengthen the global framework on use of sport for development and peace,” remarked Eunsong.
The partnership will provide an opportunity to define a new message from sports as leverage for social inclusion, and gender equality, particularly at the grassroots level.
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