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DSRS JU participated in G-20- A Primer Programme

JAMMU: The Department of Strategic and Regional Studies (DSRS), University of Jammu participated in the 'G20 - A Primer' programme under 'University Connect Initiative' organized by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) New Delhi with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the occasion of India's took over the year-long G20 presidency officially on 1 December 2022 which will continue till 30 November 2023.

In the seminar hall of the Department of Strategic and Regional Studies (DSRS), the program was attended by Dr. Virender Koundal, Director DSRS, Prof. Dipankar Sengupta, Director Poonch Campus and eminent professor of economics, Dr. Mohammad Monir Alam, Dr. Suneel Kumar, Dr. Surinder Mohan, and research scholars of the department.

The essence of India's G20 chairmanship is embodied in the theme of "One Earth, One Family, One Future" and is crystallized in the ancient Sanskrit ethos as "Vasudahaiva Kutumbakam." For India, the G20 Presidency marks the beginning of "Amritkaal", the 25-year period beginning from the 75th anniversary of its independence on 15 August 2022, leading up to the centenary of its independence, towards a futuristic, prosperous, inclusive and developed society, distinguished by a human-centric approach at its core.

India sees its G20 presidency as a catalyst of change and global transformation, in a world stricken by multi-dimensional crises such as food and energy security, which has been accentuated by geopolitical tensions. With the world mired in conflicts, jeopardising lives of ordinary people, India will harness its G20 presidency to forge constructive and consensus-based solutions to a host of challenges such as reviving global growth, stronger climate action and robust global health architecture.

Going forward, the G20 is an opportunity to showcase India, the ‘Mother of Democracy,' in all its glory and diversity as it scales new heights of excellence in just about every area, ranging from economic progress to science and technology, space, innovation and start-ups. India has decided to host 200 plus G20-related meetings in 56 different places in India, bringing delegates from different countries to visit this vibrant and diverse country.

The key areas where India is going to focus during its presidency are: "Energy Transition: Shaping a Green World", "Promoting Eco-friendly Lifestyle", "Bridging the Divide: Digital Public Goods", "Climate Finance: Funding Green Growth", "Enhancing G20 Collaboration for Food Security", "Democratizing Global Financial Governance: Adapting to 21st Century Realities", and "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Making World a Better Place to Live in".

After the participation in the conference, the faculty of the department has resolved to participate in the research and other academic initiatives to be taken by India during its role as G20 president.

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