Study Abroad: 3 Day Meeting of Youth 20 in Auroville will Open New Opportunities!

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Youth 20 is the official consultation forum for youth from G20 member countries. The forum meeting started in Auroville(the international township) on Tuesday.

The meeting inaugurated by RN Ravi, Tamil Nadu’s governor and the chairman of the Auroville governing board. Other important people like Puducherry lieutenant governor Tamilisai Soundarajan(board member), Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Foundation director, Anirban Ganguly, India’s official representative of Y20 Falit Sijariya and Auroville Foundation secretary Jayanti S Ravi were also present in the meeting.

Y20 Meets the Youth of Auroville

This meeting would be a valuable opportunity for youth across the globe to reflect on the priority areas. Furthermore, the youth got an opportunity to suggest policy recommendations for consultations with the G20 member states. The Y20 meetings will include a discussion on these five themes; Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation and 21st Century Skills, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Ushering in an Era of No War, Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life.

A cultural programme will be organized on the inaugural day of the meeting. To showcase the rich culture and traditions of the country. More than 100 foreign students from G20 countries and the youth of Auroville will be participating in this meeting. This will conclude on 6th April. The delegates from different countries will interact with the experts in Auroville. Also, with the representatives of the Auroville town development council. A marathon/walkathon was carry on Wednesday by the Auroville Foundation.

Y20 encourages youth to raise awareness of global issues, facilitate the exchange of ideas and evolve as future leaders. India holds the presidency of the G20 from December 1st, 2022 to November 30, 2023. The presidency of India also coincides with the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and the 75th year of India’s Independence. The theme for the G20 summit is ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ Puducherry also hosted the Science 20 (S-20) inception meeting. The meeting was a part of the G20 summit and was held in the last week of January 2023.

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