The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, which is going to take place in Moscow/Sochi, Russia from October 14-22, 2017—will unite 20,000 young leaders from more than 150 countries. IIM Indore’s alum Ajinkya Mahajan (PGP 2015-17) is a member of the Team India Delegation this year. The selection was done by World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) and BRICS International Forum. There was a multi-step application procedure consisting of profile screenings, statement of purpose and participation field. Competing with more than 1300 applicants, Ajinkya made it to the 103 membered Indian Team.
The WFYS aims to consolidate international youth community, strengthen international ties, as well as promote international and intercultural cooperation. One of the main goals of the upcoming Festival is shaping a common vision of the future by the young leaders from different countries, trying to articulate responses to the most pressing challenges of the generation.
‘Within the framework of the Festival, there will be events of discussion, cultural and sport programs. Participants will have a unique opportunity to meet like-minded people from all over the world, exchange opinions and share experiences, establish friendly and partnership relations’, says Ajinkya. The focus of discussions at the Festival is to discuss the global challenges facing modern youth and to form the image of the future. Also, this time the festival encloses the Regional Program where Participants will be able to understand various spheres of Russian culture by roaming around 15 cities in Russia for the first three days.
IIM Indore congratulates Ajinkya for his achievement.