Guwahati: Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday reviewed the preparation for the forthcoming three-day Youth-20 Group inception meeting to be held here from February 6, the first of the various summits to be held at different universities across states in India in a run-up to the final summit.
The Youth Affairs and Sports minister visited the various venues for the Y20 events, like IIT Guwahati and Sankardev Kalakshetra along with holding discussions with officials of the state government and other stakeholders.
Thakur, also the Information and Broadcasting minister, stressed on active participation of youths in the event, where cultural traditions will be exchanged and review will be done on subjects like peace process and conflict zone, among others.
“The G20 Summit 2023 to be hosted by India in the time of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is itself a matter of pride. Through the event, it will be showcased how India is the mother of democracy, how India has done a remarkable job in various sectors of being a big democracy and what India is going to do in future. In this connection the first meeting of the Y20 group of youths will be held at Guwahati'”, he said.
India is hosting the Y20 summit for the first time and more than 250 delegates from across the world are expected to participate.
The Y20 India Summit in 2023 would exemplify India’s youth-centric efforts and provide an opportunity to showcase its values and policy measures so that India’s leadership of this summit can stand out among the youth cohort, Thakur said.
The themes selected for the summit will showcase Indian leadership on these issues to both global and domestic audiences and help fulfil India’s vision of making the G20 summit truly participative in nature.
Youth20 is one of the eight official engagement groups under the G20 umbrella.
The G20 rotating presidency bears the responsibility of hosting the youth summit, which usually takes place some weeks prior to the traditional forum to know what the youths are thinking and incorporate their suggestions in their own policy proposals.
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It is an attempt to create a connecting point between G20 governments and their local youth, Thakur said.
The Union Minister will also launch the themes of Y20 summit, logo and website in the curtain raiser event of Y20 Summit India on Friday in New Delhi.
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