New Delhi: Indo-Russian Young Scholars International E-Conference 2020 on “India-Russia domestic and bilateral developments” organized by Eurasian Foundation: India, Institute of Oriental Studies: Moscow, Russia and Russian Centre for Science and Culture: New Delhi, India on 3-5 September at 4.30 PM to 8.00 PM (IST) on the eve of celebration of 20th year of strategic partnership.
In the Welcome and valedictory address, Dr Sumant Swain, Deputy Director Eurasian Foundation has mentioned that this year is mark as a great year for both India and Russia to celebrate 20 years of strategic partnership and 75 years of the victory day. India and Russia relationship have based on mutual trust, friendship and cooperation over the years and common aspiration to promote multipolar world order, then welcome to the guest and panelist in both the session.
In his congratulatory message, Shri V Muraleedharan jee, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India emphasized that India and Russia has very progressive relationship covering all aspects including COVID, Atmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India and global world order. In the inaugural session H.E. Ambassador Mr Nikolay R. Kudashev, H. E. Ambassador Mr D.B. Venkatesh Varma, Prof Sanjay Pandey, Prof. Lunev Sergey Ivanovich, Mr. Fedor Rozovsky, Prof. Phool Badan and Prof. Sanjay Deshpande joined as a speaker and highlighted about current geopolitical situations in context with India and relations and role of youth for further carry out the continuity of bilateral relationship. Chairing the event, Prof. Ajay Patnaik, Former Dean School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University stated that India Russia relationship trajectory will continue despite many speculations and leadership change.
This three day long Indo-Russian young scholars International Conference 2020 was organized by Eurasian Foundation: India, Indian Centre under Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences: Moscow, Russia and Russian Centre for Science and Culture: New Delhi, India. This conference was started by Prof Arun Mohanty who was the founding father and architect of this Foundation. The idea behind this conference is to bring all the young minds of India and Russia into a single platform and listen their thoughts and aspirations which will be, contribute to strengthen bilateral relationship. This conference had very fruitful technical deliberations by Young research scholars from Institute of Oriental studies, Moscow State University, MGIMO, Lipetsk State Pedagogical University, Lipetsk, Russia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Mumbai University, Kashmir University, Jadavpur University, Kerala Central University and Pondicherry University. More than 350 academicians, diplomats and other policy makers from Bangladesh, China, India, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan were participated. Wide range of topics comprehensively discussed related to Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership, different bilateral cooperation and socio cultural relations.
In the valedictory session, Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, Prof. Vladimir I. Kulikov, Prof. Eugenia Vanina, Prof Larisa Chereshneva, Prof. Ranjana Banerjee, Prof Tatiyana Sayuman and Mr. Fedor Rozovsky, were presented their thoughts and this session was chaired by Prof Archana Upadhaya, senior professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Need of the hour is the youth should study in different disciple of India in connect with Eurasia and study the cooperation in digital domain. Today the New India and New Russia needs direct contact between educational institutes, think tanks and people to people contact, no third party reporting and use of skill human resources for bilateral cooperation.
Mrs Namita Mohanty, Director Eurasian Foundation shared her experience with Russia to the academic world and given vote of thanks to both inaugural and valedictory sessions. Given assurance that Eurasian Foundation in collaboration with the Universities and institutions will continue to strengthen bilateral relationship between India and Russia and to increase role of India in Eurasian region and continue the legacy of late Prof Arun Mohanty.