A Discussion on the International Youth Educational Forum “SeliSakh—2012: The New Economy and Initiatives”, which will be held on Sakhalin Island (Russia) on August 24-27, 2012, was held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on June 8, 2012. The Discussion was jointly organised by the RCSC with the International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs.
Led by Ms. Purnima Anand, General Secretary, International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs, students of the Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS, Rohini), Technology Education and Research Integrated Institute (TERII, Kurushetra, Haryana), Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Qutub Institutional Area), Lakshya Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management (LBIIHM) and the Zenith Group participated in the Discussion. Taking active interest in the discussion, the students made thought-provoking suggestions on youth net-working, youth exchanges, extensive exposure to Russian initiatives on youth development programmes, etc.
Ms. Yelena S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture & Information), RCSC, and Ms. Tatiana E. Perova, Head of the Russian Language Teachers’ Training Centre, RCSC, traced the background of the International Youth Educational Forum “SeliSakh--2012” and dwelt at length upon the immense potential and rich resources of hydrocarbons on the Sakhalin Island, an one-time disputed land and presently on full-control by Russia.. The interaction and the noteworthy ideas emerging from the students turned out to be a reflection on the positive sign of bilateral cooperation among Russian-Indian youth, above all the innovative spirit emanating from Indian youth. Ms. Firdos, who has been selected as a delegate to the Forum, shared her impressions.
International Youth Educational Forum “SeliSakh2012: The New Economy and Initiatives” is an annual educational platform, which is carried out to develop different youth projects and initiatives in the field of entrepreneurship (business) innovation, information and volunteer projects in the Far East and Sakhalin Region.
About 700 people from countries such as Russia, Japan, China, India, Germany North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Austria are expected to take part in the Forum.