The International Youth Day was observed across the world on August 12 to recognize the efforts put in by the youth for the betterment of the society. The 2019 theme of the day is “Transforming education”.
The International youth day 2019 theme “Transforming education” emphasizes on the efforts to make education more accessible and inclusive to the youth. In line with the Goal 4 of 2030 SDG to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, the International Youth Day aims to highlight how the governments and youth-led and youth-focused organizations are transforming education to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
India observed the International Youth Day by conferring the National Youth Awards for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social service. The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju conferred the National Youth Awards on the occasion to individuals aged between 15-29 years and organizations for their excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social services such as health, promotion of human rights, active citizenship and community service.