Preparation for XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia

A meeting of the Initiative Group of the National Preparatory Committee (NPC) for the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) was held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC in New Delhi on June 28, 2017. The meeting was organised by the RCSC jointly with the International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs (IFIRYC) and the BRICS International Forum.

The highlight of the meeting was the main stages of preparation for the festival from the Indian side, and the goal of which is to consolidate the youth world community around the idea of justice, strengthen international ties and develop inter-ethnic and inter-cultural interaction.

Ms Purnima Anand, Chairman of IFIRYC, addressing the representatives of the Indian youth who participated in the meeting, provided a detailed account on the results of her recent visit to Russia and a personal meeting with the Representative of the XIX Directorate of the World Festival, the Curator of the Asian Division, Valeria Dubravina.

In the WFYS, to be held in the Russian Federation from October 14 to 22, 2017, it is planned to present a representative delegation from India. According to Ms Purnima Anand, 150 people will attend the festival from the youth organisations headed by her.

In all, 20,000 people will take part in the festival: well-known and authoritative youths in the youth environment, representatives of the most progressive youth of the planet – leaders of youth NGOs, representatives of creative professions, engineers, journalists, teachers and scientists, politicians, etc.

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Ms Purnima Anand, Chairman of the International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs (IFIRYC) and the BRICS International Forum
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