On May 6th, Dean and Vice Dean of School of Overseas Education, Fu Qihong and Kang Yingqian, together with student representatives attended the 3rd India China Youth Dialogue Forum in Sichuan University.
China and India established the mechanism of youth exchange in 2006 and the forum was initiated as one of the important achievements. In the past three years, through unremitting endeavor to enhance the youth exchanges and cooperation between two countries, the forum attracted lots of young people with continuous interest in and strong support for China-India friendship and it has become an important medium for youth exchange in both sides.
This forum was organized by the Institute for South Asia in Sichuan University. Rangachari, Director-General of East Asia of the Indian Foreign Ministry, T.C.A. Rangachari, former Indian ambassador to Germany, Sunil Ambekar, National Organizing Secretary of ABVP, Chang Bo, Director of the Institute of National Development, Research Center of Social Development, State Council, Zhao Dali, standing vice-chairman of China International Public Relations Association, together with Indian student representatives from Peking University, Tsinghua University and other important universities and colleges were invited to attend.
In the forum, Mr. Fu and Miss Kang sat on the platform with other guests and interacted with the Indian and Chinese youths. They delivered excellent speeches and answered questions kindly and patiently. Student representative Saalim and Chahat actively participated in the interactive activities and had a dialogue with Mr T.C.A. Rangachar about their difficulties in learning Chinese. Mr T.C.A. Rangachar listened to them and gave them helpful advice on that.
By attending the event, it has improved our school’s reputation in the field of cultural exchange between China and India and it has also helped Indian students to better understand China's national conditions and cultures. In the long run, this activity will surely benefit the school in stepping up its engagement in south Asia and enlarging our recruit scale and laying the foundation for the cultural communications in the future.