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Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller concludes its first-ever virtual youth conference 2020

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller concludes its first-ever virtual youth conference 2020

November 12, 2020

The first-ever week-long Youth Conference 2020 themed “Youth and Sustainopreneurship”, organised by Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller, New Delhi and the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad concluded on November 7. The conference — held in collaboration with the German Embassy and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi — highlighted several important issues pertaining to Entrepreneurship and Sustainability.

In attendance were nearly 200 students from India, Nepal and Bangladesh and eminent personalities from diverse fields who engaged in insightful sessions and workshops with central topics of ”Sustainopreneurship’.

The conference was student-centric and intended to deliberate on topics like gender equality, student’s mental health, social entrepreneurship, change makers of society. Bringing together the students, the conference provides an opportunity to have in-depth discussions with some of India’s leading young change-makers working to address education technology, climate change, menstrual hygiene and innovation. 

Speaking at the closing session, Veronika Taranzinskaja, PASCH Head Southasia, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi said, “We are pleased to create a virtual village and provide students a platform to voice out their opinions. Learning about the thoughts, experiences, inspiring ideas and perspectives of young change-makers was so enriching and overwhelming. It is important to educate the young generation and hear their voices so that we can help them in becoming the future change makers. We are delighted that Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan could collaborate with schools that are eager to provide opportunities to students via such programs. I would also like to thank the Embassies of German, Nepal & Bangladesh and the German Chamber of commerce for supporting us throughout and making a platform accessible for students”.

She further added, “I would also like to thank for the chance to gain insights about the sustainability approach of the global company – Dr. Oetker and for the opportunity for students to apply for internships with them”.

The event concluded with workshop result presentation. Matthias Stähle, expert consultant of Central Office for German Schools Abroad, delivered the vote of thanks and concluded the event, encouraging the students to strive for perfection in all their endeavors.

A part of the Goethe-Institut — the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a worldwide presence — the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi has been promoting the German language and fostering international cultural cooperation for sixty years.

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