The International Day of Youth was marked at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Trivandrum on August 12, 2019. A summit “Youth, Sports and Education” was organised in this connection at the Centre as part of the celebration.
Mr. S. Gopinath, former Inspector-General of Police, Kerala State, inaugurated the seminar.
In his address, the Chief Guest Mr. Gopinath underscored the importance of bringing up a healthy generation by promoting sports. He noted that events like the Olympics bring the nations much closer. “Such events promote world peace. More initiatives are imperative in the spheres of sports and education in strengthening good relationship among the countries”, he said.
Malayalam film actor Mr. Nandu, who was the Guest of Honour, in his address appreciated the Russian Government’s initiative to create awareness among the youth on people’s diplomacy.
Dr. G. Kishore, Regional Director of Sports Authority of India and Principal of Lakshmi Bhai National Centre for Physical Science, delivered the key-note address on the occasion.
Mr. Ratheesh C. Nair, Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Trivandrum, presided over the function.
Mr. Mithunlal, President of the Indo-Russian Youth Club, welcomed the gathering.
Apart from members of the Youth Club, representatives of the international student's community in Kerala were also were present to share their views.