Amritsar: The Ministry of Education is all set to host the 2nd Education Working Group meeting at Amritsar in Punjab today. Twenty-eight G20 member countries, guest countries, and invited organizations (OECD, UNESCO & UNICEF) will be participating in the three-day event consisting of seminars, exhibition, and working group meetings.

Today, a seminar on ‘Strengthening Research and Promoting Innovation through richer Collaboration’ will be organised at Khalsa College by IIT Ropar with collaborative inputs from prominent Higher Education Institutions such as IISC Bengaluru, IIM Amritsar, and TISS Mumbai.

The seminar will begin with a presentation by IISc Bengaluru on ‘Research

Initiatives in G20 countries’ with inputs provided by G20 members and invitee countries in the seminar. A multimedia exhibition is being organised with 90 stalls with participation from UAE, China, and Saudi Arabia, NSDC, NCERT, National Book Trust, Indian Knowledge Systems Division (IKS),  and several start-up initiatives.

G-20 delegates will also visit the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, and the Partition Museum. The district administration will also host a Sufi festival at the Gobindgarh Fort during the event.

Meanwhile, security is beefed up in the border city and all arrangements are made for the smooth functioning of the G-20 events. 

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