About the conference

Kamla Nehru Public School, the Microsoft Showcase School believes that for SDGs to be achieved everyone needs to take action. The school has joined the Global Movement and has collaborated with the Findoc Group Ludhiana, to host an International Conference on the theme ‘Education, Corporate and SDGs – Building Communities Together’. This conference focuses to mobilize, inspire and connect educators & corporate and scale up the Global Movement to the action for SDGs. 20+ corporate houses will be joining and supporting this International Conference, RiseUp4SDGs.

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Sustainable Development Goals

On 25th September 2015, world leaders agreed to a definitive plan for the planet and the people on it by adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The goals are interconnected and they apply to all the countries and do not leave anyone behind.

193 governments have signed up – if they stick to the plan, the results will be extraordinary. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part – The UN, National and Local Governments, Youth Groups, Civil Society Organisations, the Media, and the Private Sector, and people like you and us.


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

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Rohit MehraSenior IRS

Rohit Mehra, a Senior IRS officer of Ludhiana, is pioneering the green change with his initiative of the 'Vertical Garden'.

“Vertical Garden is an initiative to increase the green cover and use plastic waste in an efficient manner. We have successfully implemented it in Income Tax Building, Ludhiana Railway station, other government buildings, Gurudwaras, schools etc.

Healthy Environment is the basic necessity for happy living, and this initiative is aimed at the betterment of the environment and sustainable development. With this initiative of Vertical Garden, we have been able to breathe a fresher air and have a healthy environment around us. It is an honour for me to be a speaker at the #RiseUp4SDGs conference. I'm looking forward to be a part of this International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals, as it will provide me with a right platform to talk about my small contribution to this initiative of Sustainable development by UN and NITI Aayog and how it can further add value to the society as a whole.”

“It was about time that such an initiative was taken to educate the people about the importance of the SDGs in the global development, and it’s a matter of extreme pleasure for me to be a part of such an initiative.”

Anna Zubkovskaya Russia

"SDGs are important for the global development and Corporate has a big role to play in its implementation. This conference will help us implement SDGs in an effective manner."

Bushra Anis Naqvi Pakistan

“I feel privileged to be a part of this Conference. It is a great opportunity for the people to know more about SDGs and how we can implement it in our respective fields.”

Imen Tekaya Tunisia

“It is a great pleasure to be a part of this International Conference, and know more about all the initiatives undertaken by various industries to empower the SDGs.”

Phuti Ragophala South Africa

“I look forward to listen to all the speakers and take home some valuable inputs for the successful implementation of SDGs.”

Mpho Florina Phakisi Lesotho

“This conference on #RiseUp4SDGs is a commendable effort to bring the entire community of Educators and corporate on one platform to talk about the SDGs. I am excited to a be a part of this conference.”

Dr Satya Pal Bindra Libya

“SDGs have an important role to play in the global development and must be adhered to responsibly by the society as a whole. It is an absolute delight to be a part of this informative conference.”

Dr Aung Than Oo Myanmar

“I am looking forward to participate in the #RiseUp4SDGs conference and discuss about the various initiatives that can be undertaken for effective implementation of SDGs.”

Raihana Haque Bangladesh

“SDGs are the need of the hour, and are important for the development of the world as a whole. This conference is the perfect platform for the entire community to come together and discuss about the goals.”

Dr. Sherif Saad Abdelgelil Egypt

“It is a great opportunity for me to participate in #RiseUp4SDGs and share a platform with a delegation from different countries for the global implementation of SDGs.”

Roshan Kumar Sri Lanka

“This conference is all about the understanding what are SDGs and the role they have to play in the global development. It is a great step and I look forward to be a part of this initiative.”

Mika Petteri Vanhanen Finland

“RIseUp4SDGs is a great opportunity for us, as a community, to come together and take measures for the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Evalisto Ssekidde Uganda

“As an individual committed for the global development, I feel honoured to be a part of this international conference on Sustainable Development Goals.”

Amadu Iddrisu Ghana

“I’m looking forward to attend the conference, RiseUp4SDGs, and be a part of this great initiative that is educating the society about the importance of SDGs and different ways by which we can help in their implementation.”

Yadanar Khine Wendy Myanmar

"As somebody who is working for the successful implementation of SDGs, I’m excited to share a platform with fellow participants and learn more about the steps they have undertaken for the implementing SDGs.”

Susanna Jilka Austria

Agenda OF the Conference

Session 1
Inaugural Session
10:00am-10:20am Inauguration (Lamp lighting & Cultural Programme)
10:20 am- 10:30 am Welcome Address
10:30 am-10:40 am Virtual/Video Address
10:40 am- 10:55 am Inaugural Address - Why Innovation is critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Can we manage the pace?
10:55am-11:10am Key Note Address 1 - Education, Corporate & SDGs
11:10 am- 11:25 am Key Note Address 2 - Empowering our teachers to Build Sustainable Communities for a Sustainable World
11:25 am-11:45 am Tea Break
Session 2
The 5ps of SDGs
11:45am- 12 noon An Interview - Green Earth not a Distant Dream
12 noon -12:15pm SDG ACTION TALK- Social Media & SDGs
Session 3
SDG 5: Gender Equality
12:15 pm-12:25pm Cultural Event- Women Empowerment
12:25pm-12:35 pm Gender Equality in Corporate Sector
12:35pm-1:05pm Expert Panel Discussion - Planet 50:50 by 2030
1:05pm-1:45pm Film Screening followed by LUNCH BREAK
Session 4
SDG Generation & Technology
1:45 pm- 2:00pm Cultural Event- Go Green
2:00 pm-2:15pm An Interview- ‘Empowering People, Preserving Forest- The ENO Project’
2:15 pm- 3:00pm Students Panel Discussion ‘Technology for Awareness, Accountability & Impact of the SDGs’
3:00 pm- 3:10 pm E- Waste Hum Le Jayenga Campaign
A step towards Sustainable Future
Session 5
Action: Building Tomorrow Today
3:10pm-3:20pm Cultural Event- Together we can change the world…. (song)
3:20 pm-3:30pm Valedictory Address- Partnership for SDGs
3:30 pm-4:00pm Session by Mr. Rohit Mehra
4:00 pm-4:10pm Oath by Corporates for Building Tomorrow Today



Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur DhillonPrincipal, Kamla Nehru Public School, Phagwara

Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon is a pro-active and an energetic convenor of SDG’s at her school. At present, the school is working towards the United Nation’s 17 SDG’s and is propagating the message of contributing to a sustainable world. Students under her able leadership are willing to become responsible Global citizens and be the ambassador of the United Nation’s 17 SDG’s, which are to be achieved by 2030.

Education is the foundation of any society on which dreams of economic growth and development are built. Its role is not only limited to boosting economic growth by enhancing skills and opening up opportunities for Sustainable livelihoods, but also to enable people to lead a life of dignity. The Vision for RiseUp4SDG's is to create a generation of Educators, Learners and neighbourhood community, today, who understand SDG's and have Knowledge, Skills and attitude to promote Sustainable Development among others through Education and through living a sustainable Human life.

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Mr. Hemant Sood MD, Findoc Group, Ludhiana

During social campaign, KNPS Phagwara, the Microsoft Showcase school got in touch with Mr. Hemant Sood, MD, Findoc Group, Ludhiana, seeking a multi-ownership support to make the first ever collaborative initiative of creating awareness and promoting action on SDG’s by bringing the Educators & Corporate on the same platform. Apart from the National delegates, we are expecting at least 15 International delegates for #rise4sdgs International Conference. This is an invite only conference and expects the gathering of about 200+ participants. Thus, we would be thankful if you could join this conference and promote UNO 2030 agenda.

With extensive experience of over 10 years in the stock market, Mr Hemant Sood is one of the key promoters of the Findoc Group. A graduate in Commerce, having an Advanced Certification from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the stock market, and expertise in CRM, team building, and capital markets. His exemplary leadership and easy style of working help teams to work efficiently and reach important milestones.