India: BRICS should reach out to people

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Published: October 4, 2016 6:50 AM

Ahead of the BRICS Summit to be held in Goa later this month, India has recommended that the grouping should reach out to people and said there could be no other way but to go and work at the grassroots level.

Ahead of the BRICS Summit to be held in Goa later this month, India has recommended that the grouping should reach out to people and said there could be no other way but to go and work at the grassroots level.

At an event jointly organised by the ministry of external affairs, Forum for Indian Development Cooperation and Research and Information System for Developing Countries, Amar Sinha, secretary (ER), MEA, said: “BRICS is a forum of new ideas shaping the global narratives. The government looks at the civil society to show what BRICS can do in future and that India has invited BIMSTEC countries and wants to know what they expect from BRICS countries with regard to new global agenda.”

The two-day event is an important track II event of the 8th BRICS Summit hosted by India during its chairmanship later this month in Goa. The primary goal of the meeting is to ensure a constructive dialogue between the civil society and decision makers in the main social spheres of healthcare, food security, human security, poverty, etc.

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