The 2016 BRICS summit is the eighth annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit, an international relations conference that is attended by the heads of the state or the heads of the government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
India will play host to the eighth annual Summit of BRICS in Panaji, Goa from 15th to 16th October 2016. India is to assume the chair of the BRICS from February 2016 to December 2016.
In July 2015, during the 7th BRICS summit, it was announced that India will host the 8th BRICS summit in 2016. In March 2016, Goa was announced as the venue of the summit.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced during a function where she also brought to light the logo and a website of the BRICS Summit 2016. The logo for the Summit displays a lotus flower that bears colours from all the five member countries coupled with a traditional ‘namaste’ written in the centre of it.
A series of events have been planned to be organised at BRICS 2016. These include:
After the conclusion of the BRICS summit 2016, the women representatives of the former mentioned countries enjoyed outings to the heritage places in the Jaipur city.
Visiting heritage places like Jantar Mantar and City Palace, the representative from South Africa, Thandi Modise expressed her love for the city heritage and the beauty that she saw and found in them. She expressed her wish that she plans to pay a visit the city again with her daughters.
Russia’s representative viewed the Laghu Samrat Yantra in the Jantar Mantar. She expressed that this is a structure that signifies scientific and technical strength in its make. The women members of the state after viewing the Jantar Mantar visited the City Palace. They viewed the Mubarak Mahal, biggest Silver Pots in the world and some weapons.
Representative from Brazil took deep interest in viewing the City Palace and was immensely impressed with the technical details and formations of the palace. She was highly impressed with the vastu kala that has been utilised in making the City Palace.
On the main gate of the City Palace, the women experienced the कच्छी घोड़ी (Kachchhi Ghodi) dance and bands and nagadas blowing loud in a musical manner.
The foreign guests were welcomed in the true spirit of Rajasthani culture and art.