Indian, Pak youths to talk on peace

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 18:23

New Delhi: Youth leaders from India and
Pakistan will participate in a dialogue for peace and mutual
understanding at a common platform for young and dynamic
leaders of Asia Pacific region.

"We have identified these young and emerging leaders in
their own fields from both India and Pakistan to strengthen
relationships and deepening understanding of each other," Asia
Society Executive Vice-President Jamie Metzl told reporters at
the `6th Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit`.

The Society, which has brought 150 of the most
accomplished and emerging leaders from 30 countries in the
Asia Pacific region at the two-day annual summit, is expected
to announce the Indo-Pak youth forum during the summit.

"The uniqueness of the young leaders’ summit is that it
brings young leaders of varied background and allow
understanding to be found among differences," Jamie said.

With India emerging not only as a regional power but a
global leader because of its dynamic society, it is imperative
to have young leaders understand each others concerns and
initiative, he said.

Representing a wide range of sectors including
government, business, social enterprise, non-profit, media and
arts, these young leaders will explore critical issues and
develop collaborative solutions to their regional problems,
Jamie said.

In line with its theme `Worlds apart together: shared
values for an Asia Pacific community`, the summit will have
dialogues exploring topics of perceived inequality in Asia-
Pacific region, how Asia should deal with its demographic
dilemma and how to foster and promote Asia`s next generation
women leaders, he said.

"Youth networks is one of the powerful networks often
because of their connectivity and influence through
networking," Supreme Court advocate Shaffi Mather said.

Notable young Indian leaders attending the Summit this
year include Niret Alva, co-founder Miditech, Menaka
Guruswamy, Supreme Court advocate, Binoy Job, Director at the
PMO and Vani Tripathy, National Secretary of the BJP.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 17:11

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