“Young Indians like you aren’t just going to define the future of this nation, you’re going to shape the world”, that’s what the former US President Obama believes. With intent to design international programming committed to comprehend how young minds are making a difference in their community, the Obama Foundation is all set to host an event in Town Hall in New Delhi, India on December 1 with President Obama and hundreds of Indian leaders from across the country.
This year, the president has hosted events within Germany, Indonesia, Brazil and now, his visit is scheduled for India.
“As one of the most culturally, religiously, linguistically, and ethnically diverse nations on earth, India’s democracy shows us the collective strength of engagement within and across communities. Most of India’s 1 billion people are under 35 years old, an engaged and passionate generation that includes Members of Parliament, Village Sarpanchs, scientists, artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders who are finding innovative ways to create positive change across India — change that benefits the world,” the foundation considers.
The Town Hall will expand the conversation about what it means to be an active citizen and make an impact — and how the Obama Foundation can support emerging leaders in this effort.
At the inaugural Global Summit in Chicago, the foundation convened young leaders working to create change in their communities and hosted inspiring Indians like Trisha Shetty, who started an organization called She Says with the aim to educate and empower women and men to take action against sexual abuse. Leaders like Sanchana Krishnan, who works with communities to normalize mental health issues.
Obama in the gathering to hearten the civic innovators and their change making initiatives to widen programs that will engage, empower, connect, and spotlight people that are tackling challenges in their communities.
The last time visit of Obama to India is a clear example of the historic visit. The crowds cheered his speech at Siri Fort in Delhi, “We are the strongest when we see the inherent dignity in everybody.”
To rekindle and ignite the young civic innovators, his visit is sure to be a guiding flambeau of knowledge.
So, Obama fans rush to book tickets to get a glimpse and encouragement from the former President!