BRICS Youth Summit between 1-3 July at Guwahati, focus will be “Skill Development and Entrepreneurship ”

Youth as bridge for intra-BRICS exchanges will be the theme of the summit.The three-day summit will focus on enhanced people-to-people contacts of BRICS member States vis-a-vis Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, especially youth.

India has taken over the presidency in the inter-governmental association of BRICS from February 15 this year .To take further the initiatives of first BRICS Youth Summit held in Russia in July 2015 for creation of a permanent platform for the development of BRICS youth cooperation, a highly interactive and stimulating discussion on various aspects related to youth development will take place spread over several sessions the agenda for which will be laid on the inaugural day itself.

The BRICS Youth Summit will focus on skill development and entrepreneurship, social inclusions, youth volunteerism and youth participation in governance.

With a view to making full preparedness for the prestigious event, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the officials of concerned departments to leave no stone un-turned to make it a resounding success.

The Assam CM underscored the need to display Assams rich cultural mosaic to the visiting BRICS ministers, heads of executive authorities on youth affairs and youth representatives. Assams resplendent culture must be projected in full splendour before the visiting distinguished dignitaries, Sonowal said.

The inaugural session will witness addresses by BRICS members, agenda to work out the working sessions followed by cultural programme from India. On the second day, there will be four working sessions followed by banquet dinner with cultural exchanges and performances from participants of BRICS nations.The Assam government will host a dinner in the honour of the visiting foreign dignitaries on July 2. On the last day, a presentation of working session reports will be followed by finalization and adoption of the Guwahati BRICS Call to Action on Youth.

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