Global recognition for Kumar
9 October, 2018, 11:22 am
ANEET Kumar, a youth leader and recipient of a prestigious award, stands for what he believes.
The 21-year-old from Paipai in Lautoka received the Global Youth Leadership Award at the 13th Global Youth Peace Fest 2018 that was held at Chandigarh in India.
Inspired by young leaders and change-makers around the globe who push beyond their boundaries, the third year USP student has travelled to parts of the world, participating in various workshops and forums involving youths.
He said receiving such an award was recognition of his role as a youth leader.
“This achievement for me signifies that I have been recognised although I have yet to achieve goals of global partnership with all the amazing young talented people I have met,” said Mr Kumar.
Mr Kumar, who majors in politics, international affairs and history, said the award would also contribute to his future goal in becoming a diplomat.
“These young leaders that I have been meeting in many places around the world are sure to meet in the future as leaders or diplomats where we all can make a difference,” shared Mr Kumar.
He said leaders and politicians should strengthen the participation of young people in policy making and expose youths on the international arena so that they could learn and be prepared for the future.
“We are a young world and with the largest youth population on the globe, we can make a difference and help our leaders achieve a sustainable and better future regardless of how different we are or how diverse we are, we are one world and diversity is our pride,” Mr Kumar said.
He participated at the peace fest to meet young change-makers and represent Fijian youths.