The objective of the program is to acquaint the leaders of 75 democratic countries with the culture, heritage and idea of India. India’s contribution in addressing global issues will also be showcased through this program.
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America, which advocates democratic countries, seems to be giving preference to India these days. This is the reason why US President Joe Biden has sent an invitation to India for the Virtual Democracy Conference. Along with this, America has sidelined Pakistan and China. Which clearly shows that while India has managed to make a place in the US President’s good book, the US has given a strong message by not sending invitations to Pakistan and China. According to experts, America has made it clear by doing so that democratic values are being ignored in Pakistan and China. In fact, the largest virtual conference of democratic countries is being held in America and in India. US President Joe Biden has sent an invitation to 110 democratic countries including India on 9-10 December for the Virtual Democracy Conference. At the same time, India has also sent invitations to 75 democratic countries on the occasion of the 75th Amrit Festival of Independence. The world will be exposed to Indian democracy in this event to be held on Indian soil. But the interesting thing is that India’s invitation does not include countries like China, Pakistan and Afghanistan. That is, this invitation is only for democratic countries and not for countries like China, Pakistan and Afghanistan where democracy does not exist.
Delegation starts arriving in India
Under this program named Next-Generation Democracy, the first delegation of 8 countries has reached India. The first delegation will be visiting India from November 25 to December 2. The delegation includes Bhutan, Sweden, Jamaica, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Poland, Uzbekistan and Malaysia. Youth below 35 years of age from these countries are being included in this program and ICCR i.e. Indian Council for Cultural Relations is organizing this program. In the first delegation, foreign guests will visit Red Fort and Old Delhi in Delhi, as well as enjoy the cuisine there. These foreign guests will also visit the Taj Mahal and will also visit the Mahatma Mandir of Gujarat. He is also scheduled to meet the Chief Minister of Gujarat. At the same time, he will also be given a visit to the Statue of Unity along with Amul Dairy.
To introduce the idea of India
The purpose of this program is to acquaint the leaders of 75 democratic countries with the culture, heritage and idea of India. India’s contribution in addressing global issues will also be showcased through this program. This program will run for the whole year and during this, representatives of 60 democratic countries and 15 global forums including representatives from groups like World Bank, ASEAN, BRICS and BIMSTEC will visit India.
First Published : 25 Nov 2021, 04:47:47 PM
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