Bopanna, Advani named `Global Shapers`

Bangalore: Davis cupper Rohan Bopanna and ace cueist Pankaj Advani have been inducted into the `Global Shapers`, an exclusive community of exceptional youth in their 20s, established by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Although Bopanna is 31, an exception has been made in his case, it was clarified. Advani, 27, has seven World titles to his credit.

According to the release, the community comprises of a selected band of exceptional youth from across the world, possessing unique qualities and extraordinary achievements that set them apart from the mainstream.

Representing all walks of life, these individuals are highly committed to developing their leadership potential towards serving society and adhere to the highest standards of moral and intellectual integrity, it added.

"We are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels -- locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future," Professor Klaus Schwab, WEF Chairman said.

IANS

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