| Salvia Alam. Telegraph picture |
Salvia Alam is on cloud nine. The youngster has been chosen to rub shoulders with the best of minds at a three-day conclave organised by IIM-Lucknow from Friday.
The conclave would witness future leaders discussing and developing their ideas into reality.
The event would provide a platform for cross-cultural dialogue on issues of global importance.
Young professionals and students are expected to speak on matters of education, entrepreneurship, healthcare, management and governance.
The conclave would centre around their responses on how they could contribute to make world a better place in terms of security, justice and sustainability.
The 20-year-old student of Indraprastha University is, naturally, excited to take part in the event on June 27.
She said: “It would be a great experience since many personalities have proposed their names for the event. I hope to learn a lot. The names include former president APJ Abdul Kalam, Shashi Tharoor, social activist and retired IPS officer Kiran Bedi.”
Salvia did her schooling till Class X from International School, Patna, and her Plus Two from St Dominic Savio’s High School (Patna).
She added: “I have always taken part in debates and several forums. This could be a reason why I was selected for the conclave.”
Salvia would represent her university at the conclave, which would witness around 200 participants from across the world putting forward their views.
At present, pursuing a BBA degree (Part-II) from Indraprastha University, she said: “It was an online selection. First of all, I had to provide details about myself. In the second round, there were questions related to politics. Leadership skills were also tested. Altogether there were three rounds.”
The conclave would witness panel discussions on topics like youth participation in democracy and policy framework, youth empowerment and social inclusion — active Citizenship and youth and the emerging role of new media.
The organising committee of the conclave would award High Commendation Gold Medals to top 10 delegates on the basis of their overall performances.