BRICS Youth Summit 2016 Begins in Guwahati

Posted on:02 Jul 2016 18:05:44
BRICS Youth Summit 2016 Begins in Guwahati
02 July 2016 Current Affairs: A Youth Summit for the BRICS countries will be held in Guwahati from July 1-3 with the theme 'Youth as bridge for Intra-BRICS Exchanges'.

The subjects to be covered are skill development and entrepreneurship, social inclusion, youth volunteerism and youth participation in governance.

The programme for the summit also includes thematic debates, cultural events, site-visits and interactive sessions with local youth. The Youth Summit would also be an occasion to introduce India's North-East to BRICS youth, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said in a release.

Role of youth in fostering intra-BRICS bonds has been recognized during the past Summits. Youthful democratic profile of most BRICS countries combined with their economic-vibrancy can be an asset in consolidating exchanges between BRICS countries. Investment in youth will make them stakeholders in future activities of the group. This is also aligned with Prime Minister s desire that our events be participative and people-centric. 

The Theme for the Summit is Youth as bridge for Intra-BRICS Exchanges". The subjects to be covered by thematic debates are 

(i) Skill Development and Entreneurship

(ii) Social Inclusion

(iii) Youth Volunteerism 

(iv) Youth Participation in Governance. The programme for the Summit also includes thematic debates, cultural events, site-visits and interactive sessions with local youth. The Youth Summit would also be an occasion to introduce India’s North-East to BRICS youth. 

The Youth delegates will also have an occasion to call upon the External Affairs Minister in New Delhi and to meet Assam Leadership and Senior Officials at Guwahati, Assam during the course of the Summit. 

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