—Smt. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister
During India's chairmanship, we will adopt a five-pronged approach comprising Institution Building, Implementation, Integration, Innovation and Continuity with Consolidation. Our emphasis will be on institution building, implementation of previous commitments flowing from past summits and exploring synergies among existing mechanisms.
Enhancing greater people-to-people participation in BRICS events will also be our priority. Keeping this in mind, we have planned a series of events, namely the BRICS Under-17 Football Tournament, BRICS Film Festival, BRICS Wellness Forum, BRICS Youth Forum, Young Diplomat's Forum, BRICS Trade Fair, BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave and think-tank and academic forums.
Our efforts include organizing various BRICS events across the country in different states. This will give people a greater opportunity to enrich the BRICS process. It will also be an occasion for our BRICS partners to visit different cities and states of India. India will continue to work closely with our BRICS partners in taking the group's agenda forward.
(At the official unveiling of the logo and launch of the website for the 2016 BRICS Summit in New Delhi on March 22)
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