Junnu Pinggam and Lombi Dakpe were among the 15 delegates who represented India at the recently concluded BRICS summit Credit: EastMojo image

Itanagar: Junnu Pinggam and Lombi Dakpe of Arunachal Pradesh represented India at the recently-concluded 5th BRICS Youth Summit held in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil.

The women from Arunachal Pradesh were among the 15 Indian delegates who were selected to attend the youth summit held from October 17 to 20.

Pingam, who had selected “socio-emotional skill — importance of soft skills” out of the five themes specified for the three-day international event, putting up her presentation outlined that due to lack of ‘soft skills’ the unemployment rate in India is increasing alarmingly among millions of graduate students.

She also presented a report on the reality of Indian youths in rural and urban areas and stressed that due to lack of transportation, connectivity in remote villages, many students have very less chance of improving themselves.

Accordingly, participants from other nations also put forth their presentation and recommendations on various topics.

Discussions about Indian tourists to be exempted from visas to enter Brazil for tourism or business that was recently announced by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were also carried out in the three-day meet.

Youths from different BRICS countries, except China, gathered at Brasilia to carry out elaborate debate on ‘youths of today’ and to discuss ‘policies to promote entrepreneurship, education, skills’ besides improving the relationship among the BRICS nations.

BRICS is an international body comprised of five major emerging countries including, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The acronym BRICS was coined by Goldman Sachs in 2001 to indicate the emerging powers that would be, alongside the United States, the five largest economies of the world in the 21st century.

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