A four-day summit — the Global Partnership Summit (GPS) — a joint initiative of India and Japan, was organised by the India Center Foundation in Hotel JW Marriott, Delhi, from Dec 11–14.
Rotaractors from Districts 3080, 3090, 3131, 3141, 3220, 3240, 3250 and 3282, including DRRs Vaibhav Thakur (3250) and Yatin Sehgal (3090) attended the meet where Rotaract Club of Ardent Youth, D 3011, was chosen as the ‘Youth Partner’. “It was a wonderful opportunity and a big privilege to be part of this prestigious programme,” says the Club President Ritanshu Sharma.
The summit discussed ways to expand trade between the two countries, develop global partnerships with focus on healthcare, infrastructure and logistics, agro economy, art and culture and more. The programme on Youth Leaders discussed ways to involve youth in rural development, nurture youth leaders and promote unity beyond culture and socio-economic differences. “It was a celebration of the spirit of youth,” says DRR Vaibhav Thakur.
The summit began with an address by the Chairman of GPS Vibhav Kanth Upadhaya. Union Health Minister J P Nadda and corporate leaders such as Doga Makiura, CEO of Oblige; Rothin Bhattacharya, Director of Philips; Vinod Shekhar, CEO of the Petra group; Mudit, CEO of Access; MD of Kolkata Ventures Avelo Roy; Saurav Panda, Consultant at the World Bank; and Kishav Ambikapathy, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council were few of the notable speakers. TRF Trustee Sushil Gupta was also present at the summit.
More than 3,000 delegates including think tanks, government and policy makers, industrialists, entrepreneurs and NGOs from 100 countries attended the meet.