Assam is all set to host G20 meetings

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A gate installed in Guwahati to welcome the guests | Awesome Assam

Assam is all set to host 1st sustainable financial working group meeting and Youth 20 inception meeting as part of India’s year-long G20 presidency. The theme for G20 is ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ with the motto ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.

The 1st sustainable financial working group (SFWG) meeting will be held at Hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati on February 2 and 3. The two-day meeting will be attended by 94 delegates from the member countries of G20, guest countries, different international organizations and also officials from the government of India.

The agenda of the first-day programme includes a yoga session and three SFWG sessions. The first-day programme will end up with a river cruise, a cultural event and dinner. The programme on the second day will also contain a yoga session, three side event sessions, the 4th SFWG session and conclude with dinner for delegates at Brahmaputra Heritage Centre.

The Youth 20 inception meeting will be attended by 250 delegates on February 7 on 8 at Hotel Radisson Blu and IIT, Guwahati.

Moreover, 400 students from various academic institutions in Assam will also participate in the Youth 20 inception meeting. This is the first of the various meetings to be held on the five Y20 themes across India in a run-up to the final Y20 summit in August 2023.

The Youth 20 meeting will focus on these themes – peacebuilding and reconciliation; future of work industry; climate change and disaster risk reduction; youth in democracy and governance; health well-being and sports.

A statement from the Assam government said: “The state has completed its preparation to welcome the foreign delegates to Assam. Guwahati is adorned with digital wall painting, thematic gates, flags of G20 countries, LED cut-outs, standees and hoarding as part of branding and beautification.”

The state government has completed the arrangement of excursion for delegates to places of importance like Kaziranga National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Gorbhanga Reserve Forest, Brahmaputra’s River Island and Brahmaputra Heritage Centre.

“This meticulously chalked out tour programme will help in promoting the rich bio-diversity and socio-cultural heritage in the international arena,” the statement added.

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