Indian student on the international stage

If he has emerged as a youth leader at 17, imagine the possibilities of what he can achieve in future! Emaad Muzaffar, a talented student of Manav Rachna International School (MRIS) struck gold at the ‘Youth Leadership Congress forum’ when he was conferred with ‘The World Student Icon Award’ held in Auckland on July 6.

A total of 1800 delegates across 60 countries participated in the 19th Annual World Leadership Congress for Youth. There were 12 sessions which focused primarily on key economic policies of The United Nations Economic and Social Council. After the semi-final, the task centered around ‘Renewable Energy and Sustainable Economic Development’ and 10 delegates were nominated for ‘The World Student Icon Award’.

Emaad represented India and competed against delegates from Brazil, Tokyo, UAE, Sri Lanka, England, Australia, China, South Africa and Turkey and defeated each one of them.
Talking to Metrolife, Emaad shared his joy. “I am really excited to have emerged as the winner. This win is really special. The topic of discussion was Growing Economies of the World. And I spoke about the biggest issue (concerning us), renewable and sustainable energy. I was awarded on the basis of debates and credits.”

So, how does he manage to keep himself updated along with studies? “My subjects in school helped me a lot with time management,” shares the Commerce student.
The bright student who aspires to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, says, “The most problematic thing about India is its growing population which is a hindrance in its growth too. In developed countries, they have low population, and enough for the governments to look after them. We need a family planning system
in India.”

Sweeping through the finals and impressing all with his extensive knowledge, extra ordinary effort, sincerity and commitment, Emaad received a 10 gm, 24-carat gold biscuit, a certificate of honour and affiliation with major Youth Convention programmes across the globe.

Sharing his insights about the lack of opportunities for the youth in India, Emaad, said, “There is a lot of peer and parental pressure which needs to be eradicated. Students should be given more international opportunities like going to international campuses, companies and attend international fora too. This helps in growth of a student.”
Since his win, greater avenues have also opened up for this youth of Std XI as he has now been appointed the Chief Judge for the Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Forum to be held in Washington DC in January 2014.

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