M Jagadesh Kumar, Chairperson of the UGC, said that India has begun its G20 presidency with a programme called ‘University Connect,’ in which students from universities around the country would engage with one another.
“During India’s G20 presidency, students of several universities will create awareness about the importance of the G20 presidency and how India can be a role model for the rest of the world through its G20 Presidency of healing, harmony, and hope,” Kumar said.
“It is wonderful that India began today its G20 presidency journey with “University Connect” by engaging with students of universities across the country, he added.
On December 1, India formally assumed the G20 presidency, with a focus on counter-terrorism and “unity” in addressing global concerns such as the economic slump and climate crisis.
“Our students will also be ambassadors of our country in showcasing to the visiting G20 members the rapid, inclusive developmental progress that India is going through,” the head of the University Grants Commission (UGC) stated.
The G20, or Group of 20, is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union comprise the group.