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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
29-June-2016 17:13 IST
BRICS Youth Summit, 2016 at Guwahati, Assam from 1st to 3rd July 2016

Prime Minister shri Narendra Modi, in his remark at Fortaleza BRICS Summit, had stressed the role of youth and sports in furthering intra-BRICS cooperation. In this regard he had also announced Under-17 Football Cup during India’s BRICS Chairmanship 2016. Shri Modi has laid special emphasis on giving wider publicity and dissemination of the BRICS events and their organization across the cities and provinces of India.

. 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.

It is in this context that BRICS Youth Summit, 2016 is being organised at Guwahati (Assam) from 1st to 3rd July, 2016. 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 and (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.

All the BRICS nations have confirmed their participation in the Summit. The Indian Youth Delegation will be led by minister of state (independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports.Dr. Jitendra Singh.

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