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India boosts Track II agenda in SCO-BRICS

Dhwani Jain, head of the Indian youth delegation spoke about India’s rising power in the world and stressed on the role of youth, particularly women in building international relations.

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Updated: Jun 22, 2019, 03.12 PM IST
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Indian youth delegation recently participated at BRICS and SCO forums in Russia to further people to people ties.
It is not just India’s political and judicial luminaries who are increasing engagement with the SCO and wider Eurasia. An Indian youth delegation recently participated at BRICS and SCO forums in Russia to further people to people ties.

Under the leadership of Dhwani Jain, BRICS International Forum & President- SRPM, a 22 member delegation from India participated in the 3rd BRICS and SCO International Spring Festival.

The festival marked the beginning of Russia’s presidency in SCO in 2019-20 and was the largest youth event wherein more than 2000 youth from 23 countries participated from 4thJune to 9th June at Stavropol, Russia.

The festival program featured a whole range of substantial, interesting events. An important component was meetings with prominent politicians, public figures, journalists, as well as participation in youth leadership, educational and creative projects.

4th Forum of Young Leaders from BRICS & SCO countries was one of the key events of the festival wherein young leaders from all the participating countries spoke about public diplomacy as a soft power and cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the BRICS and SCO countries.

Dhwani Jain, head of the Indian delegation spoke about India’s rising power in the world and stressed on the role of youth, particularly women in building international relations. She focused on the Indian values of tolerance, humanism, righteousness and universal brotherhood as the foundations for world peace.

Jain also focused on the slogan of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” to the global level and urged the world to walk hand in hand with India towards the common goal of achieving a peaceful, egalitarian, just and progressive world free from regional and religious conflicts, inequality, pollution, violence and terrorism.

She also talked about the Indian philosophy of “VasudhaivaKutumbakam” and brought the focus of the participating countries towards India’s commitment to peaceful coexistence with the world.

The other delegates from India spoke about sustainable development goals, climate change, maritime cooperation and art, culture & language.

A one day forum of young entrepreneurs of BRICS and SCO countries and a networking session was held, at which business and government representatives discussed mechanisms to support small and medium sized businesses amongst the participating nations. They also proposed to engage young entrepreneurs in joint development programs through the creation of International Association of Young Entrepreneurs of BRICS & SCO countries.

On the sidelines of the summit, the Indian delegation met the delegates of other participating countries and discussed issues of global significance in political, economic, cultural, environmental and social spheres. New ideas were discussed to continue cooperation amongst the youth to facilitate debate and discussion to come up with out of box solution to the world problems. The role of youth in further cementing India-Afghanistan friendship was discussed between the delegates of the two countries.

A two-day-long agenda in Moscow, during which the delegates participated in discussions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly, preceded the forum in Stavropol. The main theme of the meeting was practical and ideological aspects of work in modern information space.

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