Guwahati, Jan 5: Union minister for information, broadcasting and youth affairs and sports, Anurag Singh Thakur on Thursday reviewed preparations for the inception meeting of the Youth20 (Y20) Group to be held here from February 6 to 8, 2023.
This is the first of the various summits to be held on the five Y20 themes in different universities across states in the country during the run-up to the final Youth-20 Summit.
More than 250 delegates from across the world are expected to participate in the three-day event in Assam.
In this connection, Thakur visited various venues of the Y20 events here, such as IIT Guwahati, Sankardev Kalakshetra, etc and held discussions with state government officials and other stakeholders.
The minister stressed on active participation of youths in the event, where cultural traditions would be exchanged and that the review was done on subjects such as peace process, conflict zone, etc.
“The G20 Summit 2023 to be hosted by India will showcase how the country has performed in various sectors and what it plans to do in future. In this connection, the first meeting of the Y20 group of youths will be held at Guwahati next month,” he said.
The Y20 India Summit in 2023 will exemplify India’s youth-centric efforts and provide an opportunity to showcase its values and policy measures.
The themes selected for the summit will showcase Indian leadership on these issues to both global and domestic audiences and help fulfill India’s vision of making the G20 summit truly participative in nature.
Youth20 is one of the eight official engagement groups under the G20 umbrella.
The G20 rotating presidency bears the responsibility of hosting the youth summit, which usually takes place some weeks prior to the traditional forum to know what the youths are thinking and incorporate their suggestions in their own policy proposals.
It is an attempt to create a connecting point between G20 governments and their local youth.