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BRICS discusses youth role in governance

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 2 - The second day of the BRICS Youth Summit 2016 held at Vivanta by Taj today began with the yoga and meditation session, followed by four working sessions wherein the members from the BRICS member nation � Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa � deliberated on skill development and entrepreneurship, social inclusion, youth voluntarism and youth participation in governance.

Similarly, on the third day of the summit tomorrow, it will begin with the yoga and meditation session, to be followed by presentation of working session reports and finalisation of the adoption of the Guwahati BRICS call on Action on Youth.

Earlier on Saturday, the BRICS Youth Summit 2016 was inaugurated by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Hotel Ashoka Brahmaputra in presence of Union Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Jitendra Singh. Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Ranjit Das, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and a host of other dignitaries including ministers, MLAs, leading citizens, senior government officials and members of the BRICS nations.

Our Jalukbari Correspondent adds: It is a moment of pride for the Gauhati University that its students and NSS volunteers have got an opportunity to participate in the 2nd BRICS Youth Summit-2016.

On the second day today the university students took part in a cultural programme, where they showcased various folk dances of Assam like Bihu, Karbi, Boro, Tiwa, Lalilang, Langkhoi, Hajong, Satriya, Bhurtaal etc.

The cultural programme was coordinated by Dr Ranjan Kr Kakati, Director, Students� Welfare, Gauhati University, under the supervision of RT Jindal, State Additional Chief Secretary.

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