India@G20: Presidency pegged as one of healing, harmony, hope
"India's G20 presidency aims to be a presidency of healing, harmony and hope," said V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India at the Inaugural Address of the World Universities Summit 2023.
The five-day summit titled the G20 Higher Educators Forum's Universities of the Future Summit. The Theme of the Virtual Summit is Building Institutional Resilience, Social Responsibility & Community Impact in G20 Countries was inaugurated today.
Speaking at the Inauguration, Chief Guest V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India said: "I wish to compliment the O.P. Jindal Global University for this initiative. I'm glad to note that over 91 universities and 146 speakers, vice chancellors, professors and academics are participating. I'm confident that this summit will produce substantive outcomes. India's G20 presidency aims to be a presidency of healing, harmony and hope. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a new paradigm of human centric globalization."
The summit will bring together 160 national and international participants from all G20 countries across six continents. There will be substantive discussions, keynote addresses and discourses over the next five days which will include leading academics and educational professional from all G20 countries.
Professor (Dr) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O. P. Jindal Global University welcomed the delegates and said: "This summit is hosted by a newly established centre called the Jindal Global Centre for G20 Studies. The World University summit was conceptualized by O.P. Jindal University with a vision to create a platform for universities worldwide to come together to help share the focus and imagination for what a university could be in the future."