New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A team from The Elders — an international NGO former by South African statesman Nelson Mandela comprising noted public figures — has sought to meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and also proposed to visit a mohalla clinic here.
In a letter dated June 13, the Chair of The Elders Kofi Annan, who was also a former UN Secretary-General and a Nobel Peace Laureate, informed Kejriwal that “an Elders delegation will visit India from September 5-8”.
“They would be honoured to meet with you during their visit and would also propose to visit a mohalla clinic,” he said.
Annan also wrote to Kejriwal last year regarding Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a health Sustainable Development Goal, and the health reforms Kejriwal’s administration has implemented, commending the provision of free primary healthcare services through the mohalla clinic.
The delegation will be led by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders and three-time Prime Minister of Norway, and have former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
The Elders, which comprises elder statesmen, peace activists, and human rights advocates, were brought together by Mandela in 2007.