First South Asian Youth Summit to be held in India

KATHMANDU: The first South Asian Youth Summit-2017 is all set to be organised in the Bhubaneswar City of Indian state of Odisha from September 17.

The four-day Summit would focus on a wide range of problems being faced by youths of South Asia and discuss their solutions, said Dr KK Singh, Chairperson of the International Youth Committee, at a press conference in the Capital.

“Ministers of all eight SAARC member countries would participate in the Summit to discuss culture, tourism, peace and infrastructure development in South Asia as well as sustainable development goal adopted by the United Nations,” added Singh.

Chairperson of Nepal Section of the IYC Raj Kattel said that a 30-member delegation led by Minister for Youth and Sports would attend the meeting.

More than 400 youth representatives from the SAARC countries have been expected to attend the summit.