Union minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday hosted a dinner Tuesday in honour 100-member youth delegation from Central Asian countries visiting India. The delegation showcased various performances on old Bollywood songs during the gala evening.
Appreciating the performance of delegates, the minister said that we can clearly see how big an impact Indian cinema has on Central Asia.
“It shows that we may be in different regions of the world but we have many things in common. Youth are the most important stakeholders of a country”, Thakur said.
“Dancing to old Bollywood songs and playing them with instruments itself shows how India rules the hearts of central Asia. This shows the future of good relations between India and Central Asia which will be of art & culture, as well as of trade and other areas,” he added, as quoted by ANI.
The Department of Youth Affairs is hosting the 100-member youth delegation from Central Asian countries to India from November 17-23.
The delegates during their visit to India visited Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalya, War Memorial in Delhi, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai Film City, Gateway of India in Mumbai and also had a chance to interact with Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
The delegation also interacted with external affairs minister S Jaishankar.
Thakur said that this is one of its kind of International Youth Exchange Programme having delegates from four central Asian Countries together, which will go a long way in fostering goodwill and healthy relations
First India-Central Asia Summit was hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in virtual format on January 27. Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in this Summit.
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