India will be hosting the 46th annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May next year. With the theme of the meeting being “Development through empowerment”, the four-day event will provide an opportunity to policy-makers and official delegations from 67 countries to brainstorm on developmental issues.

Speaking after making a formal announcement to this effect and unveiling a special logo at a function here on Saturday, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said: “The annual meeting will provide an opportunity for brainstorming and cross- fertilisation of ideas among intellectuals and policy-makers.”

The logo, designed by the National Institute of design, Ahmedabad, represents the “Web of life”, which is based on the tribal motifs of central India and signifies the cycle of life.

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