“The world is no longer limited or surrounded with rigid boundaries. A boundaryless world demands the cultivation of ‘global youth’ that would encourage the young people of today’s generation to think globally and view themselves as global citizens. Thus, the AFS Youth Assembly is a grand opportunity for young leaders to connect with like-minded youth to share their ideas and create a small wave in the ocean.”
As a law student residing in India, I am passionate about climate change, environmental law, human rights, international relations, and peace-keeping. In August 2023, I represented India in New York as a delegate at the 28th AFS Youth Assembly and was invited to United Nations Headquarters to celebrate International Youth Day. For the 29th AFS Youth Assembly, I have been chosen as an Ambassador. I also underwent a training at the NYU on climate entrepreneurship as a bp Scholar and won the Best Pitch Competition. Apart from this, I am also the founder of the Red Dot Project which advocates for menstrual equity in India. India is home to more than 23 million girls who drop out of school due to lack of menstrual hygiene. Access to menstrual products is a basic human right. Thus, the project aims to make healthcare products accessible to the underprivileged, thereby fulfilling SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality), and SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).
I have authored several published research papers and articles. Moreover, I have also participated in several national and international level debates and oratory competitions and have been a winner at the G20 National Youth Conclave 2023. I have regularly participated in several national-level co-curricular activities such as dance, music, sports, and drama and have also received an award in Sanskrit from the former Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Smt. Smriti Irani.