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The Asian Youth Assembly is being organized in India from 3 to 10 June 2001. Youth activists from the following countries are participating in the Assembly: China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South/North Korea, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Burma, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The Assembly is being organized in three steps and in three places. The first step is the continental Caravan that will starts from Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, travelling by road will reach Kanpur (North of India) where a youth meeting is organized. Next day the Caravan will proceed to New Delhi and culminate into a public meeting where the Asian Youth Assembly will be inaugurated . The same evening the delegates will make a Caravan and proceed to Raison, the Assembly venue, where it will discuss for four days the issues most concerned to the Asian youth The three steps of the Asian Youth Assembly are as follows :

The Delhi Meeting :

On 5th June (Environment Day), the Asian Youth Assembly will be formally inaugurated. On this day the delegates from all the countries mentioned above will arrive New Delhi. The Inauguration will provide an opportunity to the participants to interact with a wide cross section of eminent persons, academics, outstanding youth leaders, NGO activists and the media. An interactive panel discussion would be organised to facilitate discussion and exchange of views
on the Assembly themes.

For more information checkout the AYA Website Or contact Sarfaraz Khan, AYA coordinator.
E-mail: sarfaraz@ndb.vsnl.net.in

The Continental Caravan … journeying together!!

To illustrate our commitment in youth crossing boundaries and breaking down stereotypes, we are creating a Continental Caravan, which will wind its way across borders to the Assembly venue. The participants will reach the venue in innovative ways, meeting up with different regional groups, journeying together, exchanging ideas and creating partnerships and solidarity.

The Kanpur Meeting :

The Asian Youth Assembly process starts on 3rd of June when the Caravan of the participants from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and India travelling by land across the boarders will reach Kanpur (a city at the bank of Ganges in the north of India). On 4th of June, a welcome meeting is organized in Kanpur by 'Eco Friends' and 'Shramik Bharti'. A symbolic Ganga Cleaning will be one of the activities in Kanpur to mark the World Environment Day celebration, which is on 5th June.

The Assembly in Raison:
The Asian Youth Assembly will be held in Raison (Himachal Pradesh, India) from 6-10 June. After participating in the Kanpur and Delhi meeting, the delegates will make a caravan and travel overnight (from Delhi) by bus to reach the Assembly venue, where the vital issues concerning the youth of this continent will be discussed. There will be cultural performances during the evenings. Based on the expertise and background of the participants, a few training / skills sharing sessions will also be organized.


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