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India hosts International Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations – IV

The International conference on “Dialogue of Civilizations – IV” was inaugurated by Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma in New Delhi.

It has been organised by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under Union Ministry of Culture in collaboration with National Geographic Society (NGS). It will be held from October 8 –15, 2017 at Delhi, Gandhinagar and Dholavira.

Key Facts

The purpose of conference is to encourage scholarly and public discourse about five ancient, literate civilizations of the world, i.e. South Asia, Egypt, Mesopotamia, China and Mesoamerica. It also aims to encourage study of the past to share our present and future towards the right direction.

The present conference is the fourth in this series, with the final dialogue planned in Egypt. The first conference of this series was inaugurated in Guatemala in 2013 followed by Turkey in 2014 and China in 2015.

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India Water Week inaugurated by President

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated 5th edition of India Water Week (IWW) with theme “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth” in New Delhi.  About 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries will attend five day international event.

The event will be celebrated with a multi-disciplinary conference and a concurrently running exhibition enriching theme and showcasing technologies and solutions available for areas under deliberation of the meet. The event will have many major components like water, food and energy security – essential requirement for sustainable development, water for inclusive growth, water and society and sustainable energy development – Key for all round economic growth.

Background

Government is organising India Water Week since 2012 as an annual international event on order to establish an international event focused on water resources of India. The first event was organised in New Delhi in 2012 with theme ‘Water, Energy and Food Security: Call for Solutions’. So far, four editions of India Water Week have been organised in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. The recommendations and action points emerged during earlier events of India Water Week have been sent to all concerned Ministries of Central Government as well as all state governments for their appropriate implementation.

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