Y20 Meet at KIIT Parliamentarians, Envoys and Tech Czars To Address High-Profile Event


The city would witness one of the largest gatherings of parliamentarians, envoys and corporate leaders from several countries at the KIIT DU campus this week to attend the Youth 20 Consultations being held under the aegis of G20.

Former US Senator from North Carolina Robert Pittenger, Foreign Policy Advisor, Bundestag (German Federal Parliament), Germany) Dr. Andreas Jahn, Member of Parliament, UK Virendra Sharma and Ms. Vanessa Adrianne Espinosa Aguirre, Cultural & Education Affairs, Mexico would be among the lawmakers from 20 nations to attend the Y20.

Yulia Klymenko, the Parliamentarian from Ukraine is also slated to attend the conclave beginning on April 14 along with Member of Parliament from Poland Dr. Krzysztof Gawkowski, Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone Hindolo Tennison Sandy, Member of Parliament, Switzerland Niklaus Samuel Gugger and Member of Parliament, Armenia Tsovinar Vardanyan.

The inaugural session will be addressed by Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh.  Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Minister of State for Home, Sports and Youth Services, Odisha Tusharkanti Behera will also attend the inaugural session.

The high-profile visit by the dignitaries to the KIIT campus demonstrates the University’s achievement in the education sphere and nurturing the dreams of youths as future change makers. The Y20 Consultation will see more than 10,000 youths from India and G20 nations raise awareness on important global issues, exchange of ideas, innovative thoughts, argue the established constructs, negotiate and reach a consensus. The deliberations at the meeting will be forth before the G20 meeting being held later this year under the Chairmanship of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The University has been entrusted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to host Y20 Consultation on the theme ‘Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation & 21st Century Skills’ and G20 Janbhagidari events on the theme ‘Making Tech-enabled Learning more Inclusive, Qualitative and Collaborative’ respectively under the overall framework of the G20.

“The Consultation will motivate the youth to provide valuable insights on global challenges as well as play a significant role in transforming the trends of global order,” said the Founder of KIIT and KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta.

Aside from the policymakers, heads from well-known tech companies will also address the two-day meeting. They include the CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp Ravi Kumar and Senior Director of Oracle Corporation, San Francisco Sambit Nanda.  President of The George Washington University Prof. Mark S. Wrighton will also share his views at the event. Director, Artificial Intelligence and Aerospace Lab, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada Dr. Krishna Dev Kumar and Sr Vice President and Global Head – Delivery & Operation at Tech Mahindra, Hyderabad Basanta Kumar Mishra will be there as well.

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