City girl Shweta Umre made the city proud as she gets selected for Commonwealth Senior Youth Officials Meet 2019 which is to be held in Brunei from August 27 to 29.
Shweta who is a B.Sc student at the Institute of Forensic Sciences in Nagpur got selected to represent India as a youth delegate of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in this International event. She got selected from among 50 candidates from across the country.
Shweta won the first National Youth Parliament Award in February at the hands of Prime Minister of India. Her speech during the Youth Parliament got viral in social media. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also appreciated her confidence and speech.
She is currently pursuing M.Sc in Forensic Science from National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi. The Commonwealth Asia Region Senior Officials Meeting will allow participants to assess progress on agreed youth policy priorities and finalise a regional strategy aimed at improving the wellbeing and livelihoods of young people in the Commonwealth. Two youths from every country will play the role of delegate and assistant in the delegation. The delegation will be headed by the joint secretary of Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry.
Shweta will present India’s report on youth development which took place in the country in accordance with the issues stated last year by the previous delegations. She would be including issues like giving youth a say in decision making and sporting activities. New issues for the coming year and their solutions too would be tabled at the meet.
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