Nishant Sarawgi, 24, Bangalore, was recently selected to represent India at the 7th Annual Youth Assembly of the United Nations held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 4th-6th August, 2010.
Online PR News – 24-August-2010 – – RELEASE DATE: 23rd August, 2010
Nishant Sarawgi, 24, Bangalore, was recently selected to represent India at the 7th Annual Youth Assembly of the United Nations held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 4th-6th August, 2010. Nishant participated actively in the international conference in which young committed leaders from all over the globe gathered to discuss, share and voice their opinions on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and also to foster global partnerships to tackle various social, economic, political and environmental issues in their respective countries.
At this year’s UN Youth Assembly, about 600 youth between the ages of 16 to 28, representing 25 different countries spent three days at the UN Headquarters focusing on some of the world's most demanding problems ranging from world hunger to protecting the environment. They interacted with many U.N. officials, NGO community affiliates, U.N. ambassadors from various countries and top diplomats. The conference primarily focused on promoting the eight U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): eradicating world hunger and poverty, universal education, gender equality, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating disease, environmental sustainability and developing global partnerships for development.
“The Youth Assembly at the United Nations provided a perfect global platform where the true power of youth can be realized and where young leaders from all over the world benefit from receiving practical ideas on ways to make a difference in their own communities”, says Nishant.
Nishant made a significant contribution to the workshops on 'Global Partnerships' and 'Entrepreneurship' conducted during the Youth Assembly. He added “There is a tremendous opportunity for India to work towards the UN Millennium Development Goals. The youth in India need to be more aware of these issues, and take an active interest in such programs for the socio-economic development of the country.”
During his speech at the UN Youth Assembly, Nishant, who is also the Head of Strategic Partnerships & Marketing at National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF), cited NSEF’s example to highlight its path-breaking endeavours in promoting Social Entrepreneurship amongst the youth in India.
Nishant also highlighted the significance of Partnerships and Collaborations and how Partnership Models can be successfully replicated throughout the globe to inspire and empower an increasing number of youth to drive positive change and social impact in their communities.
Nishant met with Mr. Patrick Sciarratta (Co-Founder, UN Youth Assembly and Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation) and other senior officials at the UN regarding the idea of organizing a UN Youth Assembly in India in the near future. Nishant received overwhelming response from them and he has already initiated the groundwork in that direction.
The Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting international ties, hosts the Annual Youth Assembly at the U.N., which attracts youth with interests in international policy work and international development.
Nishant is a Business Consultant at the highly acclaimed management consulting firm Innoversant Solutions (www.innoversant.com) based in Bangalore. His work at Innoversant includes working on projects with Economic Development Agencies of international governments.
Nishant is a staunch believer in and promoter of Social Entrepreneurship. He is the Founder of the highly acclaimed super fuel-efficient car project called “Project Garuda” which won national and international awards for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship. Nishant has also presented on Project Garuda at the prestigious Cambridge University, UK. One of his key objectives in life is to mobilize and empower youth to enable them to realize their dream projects and ventures.
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