1st India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017: History Begins
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1st India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017: History Begins

The morning was partly cloudy when we arrived at the Raja Bhoj Airport. Despite three long flights from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (India), the expression of our faces did not reflect exhaustion. Instead, we were happy to see new faces. Organizers and volunteers of the first India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017 welcomed us with flowers, took us to the bus headed to our hotel and also the summit’s venue, the Jehan Numa Palace Hotel. There, we met with the rest of delegates from 10 other countries for the first time. Our skin tones and languages might be different, but there was one thing that bound us together: our smiles as we introduced ourselves to one another.

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India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017: Merayakan Kemerdekaan di Negeri Orang
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India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017: Merayakan Kemerdekaan di Negeri Orang

Delegasi Indonesia, India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017

Delegasi Indonesia, India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017

Jakarta – Pada 14-19 Agustus 2017 lalu, saya dan sembilan orang lainnya mendapat kehormatan menjadi delegasi Indonesia untuk India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017 di Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Dihadiri oleh 170 delegasi dari 11 negara ASEAN dan India, acara ini diorganisasi oleh Pemerintah India yang bekerja sama dengan Indian Foundation.

Ada yang spesial dari pilihan tanggal di atas, sebab 15 Agustus adalah Hari Kemerdekaan India. Kami diajak mengikuti upacara Kemerdekaan India yang ke-70 di Museum Indira Gandhi Manav Sanrahalaya, Bhopal. Pengibaran bendera yang diiringi lagu kebangsaan India, Jana-Gana-Mana pun dilakukan.
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