IIT Kanpur To Host Y20 Consultation Under G20 Presidency Of India

Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will host the Youth20 (Y20) consultation under India’s G20 chairmanship from today, April 5. The Y20 consultation ends tomorrow, April 6, 2023. IIT Kanpur will be Additional Chief Secretary Sports Navneet Sehgal.

More than 1,200 youth delegates from different parts of India and abroad will participate in the Y20 consultation.

Y20 Counseling serves as a platform that brings together young individuals from different parts of the world. The event facilitates the exchange of ideas and experiences and encourages discussion on finding innovative solutions to critical global issues.

The Y20 consultation, under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, is a pan-India activity in the run-up to the final Youth-20 summit to be held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, according to an official release. The deliberations of these consultations will help in shaping future policies.

The Y20 Summit 2023 has identified five key themes, two of which will be addressed during the Y20 consultations. These two themes are “The future of work: Industry 4.0, innovation, and 21st century skills” and “Health, wellness and sport: Agenda for youth”.

Professor Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT Kanpur said, “It is a matter of pride for every Indian that India has assumed the presidency of the G20. Under its auspices, the Youth20 Consultation is an important event that will bring together young people from G20 countries to discuss, brainstorm and suggest solutions to build a better tomorrow.”

“We are delighted to host one of the Y20 consultations on two key themes. As an institute, IIT Kanpur has long been spearheading research and development in these critical areas to empower youth and society. I hope there will be fruitful debates and discussions. The consultations will be a valuable contribution to the larger Y20 Summit,” said Prof. Abhay Karandikar.

Y20 mentorship at IIT Kanpur will also feature panel discussions with invited dignitaries and entrepreneurs on the topics of “Future of Heath”, “Technologies for Sustainable Future”, and “Innovation in Future of Work”. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists.

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