One Day Y20 Seminar on
Shared Future:
Youth in Democracy and Governance


About The Event

The Group of Twenty or G20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s largest and most advanced economies to address issues related to global economy, climate change, and sustainable development.
Under the G20 summit, various seminars are organized for different engagement groups or stakeholders: business leaders (B20), trade union and labour leaders (L20), civil society delegates (C20), academics and civil society delegates (S20), think tanks (T20), cities (U20), women (W20), and young leaders (Y20) from the G20 members.
India is assuming the G20 Presidency this year 2023 under the true spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or the ‘World is One Family’.

Members of G20:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Turkiye
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • European Union



About Y20

The Y20 is the official youth engagement group for youth from G20 members. Y20 promotes youth as future leaders to raise awareness of global issues, dialogue with each other, and reach consensus.
Manipur University is proud to host a one day seminar under the theme “Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance” on 4th May 2023.
There will be 4 invited international speakers from G20 members. In addition, 25 youth delegates from G20 members and 25 from within India will also be attending. The targeted audience are academicians, scholars, students and youths.



Y20 2023 ISSUES

The goal of Y20 India Seminar in 2023 is to exemplify India’s youth-centric efforts and provide an opportunity to showcase its values and policy measures so that India's leadership of this seminar can stand out among the youth cohort. The themes selected for the seminar will showcase Indian leadership on these issues to both global and domestic audiences and help fulfil India’s vision of making the G20 Summit truly participative in nature.


The focus on youth, in terms of their engagement in the political arena, is a relatively new priority but extremely timely, particularly in light of recent events and democratic transitions in the country. In order to respond to the needs of young people, and to guarantee that their basic human rights are recognized and enforced, young people’s active and meaningful participation in their societies and in democratic practices and processes, is of crucial importance. Tailored efforts to inform and communicate with youth are needed to promote an open government culture and include youth as active actors in open government strategies and initiatives. India has recognized the need for participatory structures and greater trust between youth and institutions for greater capacity development. India understands the importance of voicing the democratic opinions of the most vulnerable groups, and various government as well as civil society initiatives are flourishing with an aim to build political engagement and leadership among young people.
Understanding how young people use technology and reflect their use of traditional and new media into tailored communication strategies has played a central role for the Indian government to efficiently inform, communicate and engage with the youth. Technology and in particular social media has become an important part in young people’s everyday life. Consequently, India’s digital transformation under the ‘Digital India’ initiative has propelled the youth engagement in democracy and governance with its pillars and visions focusing on e-Governance. India also depicts an exemplary example of the convergence of democracy and youth through its student-centric organisations. It is therefore, safe to say that India’s belief of the role of youth in democracy and governance is explicit of the creative force and a dynamic source of innovation, catalyzing important changes in political systems.
As an incredibly young country, India presents models for dynamic leadership offered by youth across a whole range of organisational and institutional diversity. This theme provides an opportunity to evolve a shared understanding of how young people across the world can become shared partners in transformative agendas of politics and governance.



Prof. N. Lokendra Singh

Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University.

Prof. R. K. Hemakumar Singh

Dean, School of Engineering, Manipur University.

Prof. W. Chandbabu Singh

Registrar, Manipur University.

Dr. Ksh. Birla Singh, Associate Professor,

Dept. of Zoology, Manipur University.

Dr. Francis A. S. Chipem, Assistant Professor,

Dept. of Chemistry, Manipur University

Shri. M. H. Khan, IAS,

Addl. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Manipur.

Shri Bobby Waikhom, IAS,

Commissioner & Secretary to the Governor of Manipur.

Prof. E. Bijoykumar Singh,

Dept. of Economics, MU.

Prof. S. Mangi Singh

School of Social Sciences, MU.

Prof. T. Inaobi Singh,

Dean, School of Education, MU.

Prof. N. Aruna Devi,

Dean, School of Humanities, MU.

Prof. G. K. N. Chhetry,

Dean, School of Agricultural Sciences, MU.

Prof. S. Ibotombi Singh,

Dean, School of Human & Environmental Sciences, MU.

Prof. R. Varatharajan FRES,

Dean, School of Life Sciences, MU.

Dr. H. Priyoshakhi Devi,

Dean, School of Medical Sciences, MU.

Prof. S. Dorendrajit Singh,

Dean, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, MU.

Prof. K. Yugindro Singh,

Dept. of Physics, MU.

Prof. S. Jibonkumar Singh,

Dept. of Anthropology, MU.

Prof. Th. Purnima Devi,

Dept. of Lib. & Info Sciences, MU.

Prof. Kananbala Sarangthem,

Director, EMMRC, MU.

Prof. E. Nixon Singh,

Finance Officer, MU.

Prof. I. Gambhir Singh,

Dept. of English & Cultural Studies, MU.

Prof. M. Bidyananda,

HOD Earth Sciences, MU.

Prof. N. Basanta Singh,

Dept. of ECE, MIT, MU.

Dr. Th. Suresh Singh,

Dept. of Civil Engg. MIT, MU

Dr. N. Bijen Meetei,

Dept. of Political Sciences, MU.

Dr. N. Premananda Singh,

Dept. of Civil Engg. MIT, MU.

Dr. K. Sanatombi,

Dept. of Biotechnology, MU.

Dr. Kh. Raju Singh,

Dept. of Forestry & Environ. Science, MU.

Event Speakers

Here are some of our foreign speakers


The One Day Y20 Seminar on Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance, Venue location information and gallery

Auditorium, Manipur University

Indo-Myanmar Road, Canchipur - 795003, Imphal, Manipur, India.

Tentative Schedule

Here is the tentative schedule of the event

Day 1: Day of Arrival || Day 2: Day of Event || Day 3: Day of Departure

Y20 Seminar on Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance.

Arrival of Delegates and Check-in at the respective place of stay

Designated Hotel and University Guest House.

Lunch at respective places of stay

Designated Hotel and University Guest House

Sight Seeing

Venue: a) Japanese War Memorial, b) INA Memorial.

Gala Dinner with Musical Nite

Venue: Classic Grande, Imphal, Manipur.

Return to Universty Guest House/Dignated Hotel

Walking & Yoga

  • Morning Walk in Manipur University Campus
  • Yoga at hotel

Breakfast at respective places of stay

Designated Hotel and University Guest House

Chief Guest

Shri N. Biren Singh, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Manipur


Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, India

Guests of Honour

1. Shri Govindas Konthoujam Singh, Hon'ble Minister (PWD & Depr. of YAS), Manipur
2. Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University

Assembly of Delegates/Participants at Auditorium

Manipur University Auditorium, Manipur University

Welcomeing and Escorting of Chief Guest, Guests of Honour, Functional President and Invitee to the Auditorium

Opening Remark by Ms. Valentina Brahma

Welcome Note

Speech by Shri Govindas Konthoujam Singh

Hon'ble Minister (PWD & Dept of YAS), Manipur

Speech by Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh

Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, India

Speech by Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Manipur

Remark by Prof. N. Lokendra Singh

Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University

Vote of Thanks

Tea Break


1st Panel Discussion

Sub-theme: Youth in Legislature and Politics

- Moderator: Dr. R.K. Nimai Singh, Retd. IAS
1. Mr. Kongkham Robindro Singh, Member of Legislative Assembly, Manipur.
2. Mr. Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Arjuna Awardee
3. Dr. Anja-Desiree Senz,University of Heidelberg, Germany
4. Prof. Taedong Lee,Yonsei University, South Korea
5. Mr. Oinam Premdas Khuman,Vice-President, Manipur University Students Union(MUSU), India

Question & Answer Session

2nd Panel Discussion

Sub-theme: Youth in Policy Making and Governance

- Moderator: Prof. Kshetri Rajendra Singh, Head, Department of Sociology, MU
1. Mr. Surajkumar Okram, Member of Legislative Assembly, Manipur.
2. Mr. Shanjoy Mairembam, Business Consultant, London
3. Dr. Ningthoujam Irina Devi, Mizoram University
4. Ms. Drishti Rawal,Y20 Secretariat, India

Question & Answer Session

Lunch Break

Venue: Canchi Park, Manipur University


3rd Panel Discussion

Sub-theme: Institutionalising Leadership and Governance Training

- Moderator: Mr. Ram Muivah, Member of Legistative Assembly & former Secretary of North Eastern Council
1. Dr. Banu Tanjakaundar, Dr.BTK Consultancy, Malaysia
2. Ms. Oinam Bembem Devi, Padma Shri Awardee
3. Dr. Hanjabam Ishworchandra Sharma, Manipur University
4. Dr. Koiremba Ningthoujam Singh, University of Delhi

Question & Answer Session

4th Panel Discussion

Sub-theme: Youth in Community Governance

- Moderator: Prof. Ch. Priyoranjan Singh, Professor(Retd) of Economics, MU
1. Prof. Yukio Maeda, Soka University, Japan
2. ,Padma Shri Awardee
3. Dr. Sonali Kusum, TISS, Mumbai
4. Dr. Phairembam Newton,Sikkim University
5. Mr. Abhishek Malhotra,Y20 Secretariat, India

Question & Answer Session

Interaction with Youth Leaders

Youth Dialogue with, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Union Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, India

Concluding Session


Cultural Programme followed by dinner


Breakfast at respective places of stay

Designated Hotel and University Guest House

Check-out & dropping to Airport

Check-out from Hotel or University Guest House and dropping to Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, Imphal


Some of the Hotels located nearby

Hotel 1 Hotel 2 Hotel 2


3/4 KMs from the Venue
Classic Grande Imphal, a member of Radisson Individuals Chingmeirong road, Imphal - 795010, Manipur, India
Call: +91 0385 242 2139 / +91 0385 242 1663
Email: [email protected]

Hotel 2 Hotel 2 Hotel 2


0 KM from the Venue

Hotel 3 Hotel 2


There will be No Accomodation for Local Delegates.

Sub Themes


‘Youth in Legislature and Politics’

  • ‘Youth in Legislature and Politics’.

‘Youth in Policy Making and Governance’

  • ‘Youth in Policy Making and Governance’

‘Institutionalising Leardership and Governance Training’

  • ‘Institutionlising Leadership and Governance Training’

‘Youth in Community Governance’

  • ‘Youth in Community Governance’

‘Digital India’

  • ‘Digital India’ paving the way for a youth centric digital governance.

‘Student-centric governance’

  • ‘Student-centric governance’ which contributes to a democratic and dialogical involvement of the youth in the country’s governance systems.

‘Policy sector’

  • ‘Policy sector’ in India as a site of active agency for the youth to contribute to governance by formulating and influencing the policy making process.

Contact Us


Manipur University,
Indo-Myanmar Road, Canchipur 795003, Imphal
Manipur, India

Phone Number

Prof. W. Chandbabu Singh (+91 96121 02462)
Dr. Ksh. Birla Singh (+91 98633 85796)
Dr. Francis A. S. Chipem (+91 84159 23983)


Imphal, the capital city of Manipur is well connected by air and road with the rest of the country. Imphal is connected by road with Dimapur by NH 2 and Silchar by NH 37. Khongsang and Dimapur are the nearest railheads for Manipur which are 106 and 215 km away from Imphal, respectively.
Manipur University is located 7 km away from Imphal. One can reach Manipur University campus which is 11 km from the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport by taxi and auto services.


Manipur University was established on 5th June 1980 under the Manipur University Act 1980 and it was converted into a Central University with effect from 13th October 2005. The university has 43 departments under 8 schools of studies and more than 7,000 students are enrolled in the university campus. Besides, the university has 118 affiliated colleges with around 70,000 students enrolled under these colleges. The university caters to students from the region and students from 11 countries are also studying in this university. The university is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade.


Manipur is one of the North Eastern states of India which border with Myanmar on the east. To the north lies the state of Nagaland, Assam in the west and Mizoram in the south. The temperature in Imphal in the month of May ranges between 20 and 30 ºC. Manipur is home to the only floating national park in the world. The Keibul Lamjao National Park has many floating islands called Phumdis. Some important tourist places in Manipur are the Kangla Fort, Loktak lake, INA Memorial, Japanese War Memorial, Khongjom War Memorial, Khangkhui Cave, Shirui Peak, Dzukou Valley, Moreh town, etc.