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Secretary Youth Services GoI visits Leh, Inspects Y-20 Pre-Summit preparations


Secretary Youth Services GoI visits Leh, 

Inspects Y-20 Pre-Summit preparations

Leh, April 03: As Ladakh prepares to host the Y-20 Pre-summit from 26th to 28th April 2023 under the aegis of the G-20 India Summit, Secretary Youth Services, Government of India Meeta Rajivlochan visited Leh to inspect and discuss the arrangements with the concerned departments of UT Ladakh Administration, event management company and representatives of the G-20 Secretariat.

Principal Secretary to UT Administration Sanjeev Khirwar (Chairman G-20 Committee), Commissioner Secretary Ajeet Sahu; Commissioner Secretary Padma Angmo; Administrative Secretary Ravinder Kumar; Administrative Secretary Kacho Mehboob Ali Khan; DIG Ladakh Police Sheikh Junaid and other concerned officials attended the meeting today.

Earlier today, the Secretary visited Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra, the main venue of the summit, and hotels where the guests shall be accommodated.

The Secretary, Meeta Rajivlochan enquired about the run-up events being conducted by the Departments of School, Higher and Technical Education and stated that activities must pick up pace fifteen days ahead to build up for the summit. She further stressed that spots will be reserved for students for their performance in the run-up events who will be felicitated during the summit in order to ensure local participation.

Commissioner/Secretary Higher Education Department, Padma Angmo informed the Secretary about the various events conducted by the Department with emphasis on the Sustainable Campus Challenge launched recently. Similarly, Director, School Education Department (SED), Ladakh Dr.Safdar Ali shared details of initiatives such as G-20 theme-based activities, reserving all Mondays of the week to G-20 activities, etc. being undertaken by the Department.

Secretary Meeta Rajivlochan stressed on the involvement of local youth from various backgrounds such as sports, entrepreneurship, art, medicine, etc.

Creating an introductory video of Ladakh highlighting aspects such as the economic growth of Ladakh with emphasis on broadened entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth, in the fields of handloom, handicrafts, food processing, etc., were discussed during the meeting.

Keeping in view Ladakh’s high altitude, the arrangements regarding medical facilities were discussed in detail. The need for ensuring that the delegates are briefed by a medical team prior to their visit to Ladakh was also highlighted.

Aspects such as the deputation of nodal officers, upgradation required at certain venues, ensuring smooth two-way internet connectivity at all venues, security arrangements, cultural events and branding for the event were also discussed in detail during the meeting.

The Y-20 Pre-summit is scheduled to be held in Leh from 26th to 28th April, 2023 under the aegis of the G-20 India Summit.

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