RONO HILLS, Dec 01: India takes over the presidency of the G20 countries officially on Thursday and there was a series of programme held in the country.
As a part of the celebration, research and information system for developing countries (RIS), a policy research institute organised a curtain raiser event titled ‘University Connect: Engaging Young Minds’ at National G20 Secretariat, Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, New Delhi.
The progamme was organised under the initiate of union external affairs ministry.
Rajiv Gandhi University is one the 75 selected university of the country to partner in the celebration.
External Affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar took part in the programme which was attended in online and offline mode by more than 75 universities vice chancellors, faculty members and students.
He answered a wide range of questions which were asked by the participants from different parts of the country. He also talked about plans for climate action and climate justice which is the need of the hour.
“We need to change not materialistically but behaviourally. We all should become pro-planet people,” he said and added that India’s presidency would be collaborative and decisive.
Dr Jaishankar reiterated the words of the Prime Minister’s eight key principle of leading a sustainable and de-politicising and leading a honest conversation in brining the new world order.
RGU VC Prof Saket Kushwaha in his address to the participants of the university, echoed the golden words of Prime Minister who is working hard to achieve world peace.
“It is a proud moment for all of us as should take up these challenges and convert it into opportunities. As the university is one of the selected partners, in the coming days, the university will organise workshop, seminars which will showcase the cultural beauty of the state,” he said.
The VC added, “Our indigenous knowledge need to be told to the world which we are living in harmony and sustainability need to be known,” he said adding, he would explore working in collaboration with the organising committee to get the G20 countries to experience the cultural heritage of the state.