Shoolini Newsletter Team
Yatin Kumar, a student of B.Tech in Food Technology at Shoolini University, was among the few youth delegates selected from around the world and invited to attend the prestigious UN Youth Assembly event that took place in New York, USA in August 2017. He has now been chosen as a campus ambassador of the Youth Assembly.
Yatin has many feathers on his cap. To start with, he was selected for the Sakura Science Programme, which secured him a fully-funded scholarship to attend Osaka University. He then got a scholarship from a university in Taiwan.
The experience of attending the Youth Assembly for Yatin was a life changing event. “Words fail to express the huge impact that the Youth Assembly had on me. It was best experience of my life and I could never get over the feeling when I got the opportunity to walk into the UN General Assembly Hall. It was a truly unique experience for me”, he said.
As a campus ambassador, Yatin now guides students in Shoolini University to participate in the Youth Assembly by organizing seminars. The Assembly invites youth from around the world to discuss sustainable development agenda of 2030. Yatin was among the hundreds of youth participants representing different nations.
The university fully funded its elite student to attend the Youth Assembly that takes place once every year. Launched in 2004, the Youth Assembly at the United Nations(YA)is a unique platform for fostering dialogue and generating partnerships between exceptional youth, civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations. For more than a decade, the Youth Assembly has grown to become the largest and longest running youth conference that takes place at the heart of global change – the United Nations.