Y20 India Talks: Sonal Mansingh and Shahzad Poonawala participate in the Y20 program hosted at Hansraj College of DU

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New Delhi (The theme of the event is “The Work of the Future: Industry 4.0 Innovation and 21st Century Skills”): Shahzad Poonawalla gave a keynote address in a discussion that described India’s G20 presidency as revolutionary. Dr. Sonal Mansingh addressed the gathering emphasizing the youth spirit and the role of youth in the future growth and development of India

The event started with turning on the lights and singing the DAV song.

Youth 20 (Y20) India Talks an exclusive panel discussion and brainstorming session co-organized with the Confederation of Young Leaders on 24 January 2023 at the College Auditorium, Hansraj University. The event themed “The Future of Work: Industry 4.0 Innovation and 21st Century Skills” was attended by 500 students and academics. The event was opened by distinguished guests lighting up the lights and students singing the soulful DAV song.

Dear Guest Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh and Ambassador of the 25th Indian Foreign Mission Mr. Shashank and Shahzad Poonawalla were honored by Professor Ram, Principal of Hansraj University. Pro. Rama warmly welcomed the guests and students by giving a welcoming speech. Shri Priyanka Chauhan, Special Coordinator, Y20 India Secretariat called the G20 Presidency a historic moment for India as well as Indians and briefed the audience on the 5 themes of Y20.

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Dr. Sonal Mansingh addressed the gathering emphasizing the youth spirit and the role of youth in the future growth and development of India. He also highlighted the need to include ‘the intangible heritage of India and its diverse arts and culture’ in the Y20 theme.

Shahzad Poonawalla giving opening remarks in the discussion describing India’s G20 Chair as revolutionary India’s 25th Foreign Secretary Ambassador Shashank, MIICCI&A Ambassador Anil Trigunayat, Partnership and Finance Secretary Mr Abhishek Malhotra, IamSMEofIndia President Mr Rajeev Chawla, addressed the audience Describes the industry needs and challenges facing India and the way forward. Many relevant and useful suggestions and points were raised and received from students in the question and answer session at the end of the interactive session.



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