Some neighbouring countries tried to stop G20 meet in Ladakh: Anurag Thakur at Y20 Summit

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Varanasi, Aug 18 (PTI) Some neighbouring countries tried to prevent India from hosting a G20 meeting in Ladakh, but it turned out to be a “hugely successful event” that saw the participation of youth from across the world, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said on Friday.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Y20 Summit here, the Sports and Youth Affairs Minister said India had taken its G-20 presidency to hundreds of schools and colleges across the country and sought the participation of the youth in shaping the global agenda.

“When we went to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, some neighbouring countries created such a hue and cry to prevent the pre-summit from taking place there. But, the meeting was hugely successful in spite of the attempts to stop it,” Thakur said.