Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Young Authors’ Conference in New Delhi


Hon’ble Minister of State for Culture & External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi inaugurated the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Young Authors’ Conference, in the presence of 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 at the dais. The Conference was organised by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India from April 12-13,2023 at New Delhi, with National Book Trust India as the Implementing Agency. The theme of the Conference was Civilizational Dialogue amongst the SCO member nations – Perspectives from Young Scholars, with the sub-themes of History & Philosophy, Economy, Religion, Culture, Literature and Science & Medicine.

Inaugurating the Conference, Meenakshi Lekhi said that there are numerous commonalities in our cultures and these ties need to be strengthened further. While, Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma said that the youth should strive to understand the diverse culture, traditions and perspectives of each other’s society, in order to enable better and deeper understanding of ourshared culture.

Yuvraj Malik shared that the SCO Young Authors’ Conference is a testament to the organization’s commitment to empowering young people by providing a platform for young writers and scholars to engage in a meaningful dialogue.

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