NEW DELHI: There are numerous commonalities in our cultures and these ties need to be strengthened further. It is also imperative to seed ideas of finding linkages of common heritage and continue to learn from experiences of civilisational ethos and social value systems in the youth. This was stated by Minister of State for Culture & External Affairs, Meenakashi Lekhi, while inaugurating the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Young Authors’ Conference in New Delhi. The conference has been organised by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India during 12-13 April 2023 with National Book Trust India as the Implementing Agency.
Prof Govind Prasad Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust India, Saumya Gupta IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education, and Yuvraj Malik, Director, National Book Trust India were among the dignitaries who attended the Conference.
The theme of the Conference is Civilisational Dialogue amongst the SCO member nations – Perspectives from Young Scholars, with the sub-themes of History & Philosophy, Economy, Religion, Culture, Literature and Science & Medicine.
The two-day SCO Young Authors’ Conference will provide a dynamic platform to explore the avenues of modern education, training and advanced training of youth, wider involvement in entrepreneurial activities and innovative projects.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental organisation founded in Shanghai on 15 June 2001. The SCO currently comprises eight Member States (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan).
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