City student selected for G20 Youth Summit

City student  selected for G20 Youth Summit

Beating hundreds of other contestants across the globe, a 19-year-old-student from the City has been selected for the global G20 Youth Summit.

The summit is scheduled to be held in Germany by this month end. Shailesh Singhal, a student of St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, is among a few students across the globe selected for the prestigious G20 Youth summit. Singhal has been selected as the “Head of State” and will be leading a team of youngsters in the summit in discussions on global market challenges.

Passionate about Economics, Singhal aspires to secure admissions for postgraduate degree in Economics at the London School of Economics. He is at present pursuing BSc (Economics, Mathematics and Statistics) at St Joseph’s College. Singhal told Deccan Herald that he aims to work in an organisation actively contributing towards social change.

The G20 Youth Summit is an annual international non-governmental project organised by the G8 and G20 Alumni Association. Annually, around 150 to 200 students and young experts are selected in the field of International Relations, Economics, Finance and Law.

The summit is part of the G200 Youth Forum. The summit is among the four different programmes organised as part of the Youth Forum. Other programmes part of this forum are conference, International Young Parliamentarians’ Debate and joint sessions.

The summit aims to involve young leaders from all over the world to discuss pressing issues in current economic and social affairs. The result of the three-day summit will be compiled into a set of recommendations that will be shared with leading international organisations, including IMF, World Bank, OECD, European Commission and others, according to the G200 Youth Forum Website.

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