City boy represents India in Japan for world peace

City boy represents India in Japan for world peace

Jerryl Mathew Varghese, a 16-year-old student from Bengaluru, recently represented India at the third Hiroshima Junior International Forum.

A 1st PU student at the St Claret PU College, Varghese was in for a pleasant surprise when he received a phone call from Hiroshima Governor his Excellency Hidehiko Yuzaki two weeks ago informing him about the same.

Jerryl’s write up about the world peace, which was sent a month ago, is what took him places. The forum sponsored a trip for him and his principal to present and sign a peace treaty among the youth from 28 other nations in Hiroshima, Japan.

In his speech, he mentioned how the spirit of the flood victims and nuclear victims from WW2 Japan had a lesson to be understood by the entire world.

The Hiroshima Junior International Forum Invites foreign high school students, Japanese high school students and international students enrolled at a university in Hiroshima to think about international peace, share ideas, deepen mutual understanding, and spread a message of peace around the world in order to bring about a “world without nuclear weapons”.

Speaking about his experience, Jerryl said: “The feeling of representing India on an international stage is priceless and you feel a sense of responsibility. The lessons I have learnt and exchanged with fellow international participants are deeply going to impact my life and I wish I could contribute to my country in all areas of improvement in the future.”

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