New Delhi:A 500 member Chinese Youth Delegation are on a nine-day visit as a part of Indo- China Youth Exchange Programme. The delegation will be led by Ms. Luo Mei, Secretary, Secretariat Central Committee, Communist Youth League of China, who also leads a core group of six members. The exchange programme involves interaction with local youth, visits to tourist and cultural sites and introduction to economic and social activities. In addition, it also has elements of educational value such as interaction and exchanges with students and faculty members, meetings with economic and political personages and interactive sessions covering different streams such as culture and sports.
During their stay in Delhi, the Chinese delegation will call on Hon’ble President of India. The delegation is also scheduled to join the Banquet Dinner to be hosted by Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of Youth affairs & Sports. The delegation will also visit historical places in Delhi and travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
From 28th February onwards, the delegation will be divided into six separate groups. Each group will then visit one of the six locations, namely, Mumbai and Aurangabad (Maharashtra); Trivandrum (Kerala) & Bengaluru (Karnataka); Jodhpur & Jaipur (Rajasthan); Patna, Bodh Gaya & Rajgir (Bihar); Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh); and Kolkata (West Bengal). Each group will leave for China on 4th March, 2012.
During his visit to India from 15th to 17th December, 2010, Chinese Premier His Excellency Mr. Wen Jiabao informed that the year 2011 was designated as year of “India China Youth Exchange” and subsequently the number of delegates in the Exchange Programme was increased from 100 to 500. The current visit by Chinese delegation is a reciprocal gesture to a 500 member Indian Youth delegation visit to China from 20th to 29th September, 2011 led by Shri Ajay Maken.