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Young delegates represent India at J8 Summit

Seventeen-year-old Samuel Venkatesan is one of the voices representing young India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. Joining him are 16-year old Sanjukta Pangi, from Koraput, Orissa and 15 year old Narendra Kumar from Rae-Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.

Selected by the local district administration and NGOs with support from UNICEF, these children join 56 other young people aged 14-17 years for the 5th chapter of the J8 summit currently held from 4-10 July, parallel to the G8 summit in Italy. Read More


Indian teen Sanjukta Pangi meet Prime Minister at G8
‘If I could ask the world’s leaders to prioritize one thing to help children, it would be education,” says Sanjukta, who has traveled from the Indian state of Orissa to attend the Junior 8.

J8 meets G8
Young delegates urge global leader to meet climate change targets and improve teacher standards

Junior 8 Summit 2009 - Rome Declaration 
As young people, we are the leaders of the future, and therefore will be the most affected by your decisions today

Young delegates who met G8 leaders

Education priority for Indian youth: J8 delegates
Indian delegates to the Junior 8 summit this week identify education as the most pressing priority facing the country’s young people.

Three Indian youth attending J8 Summit in Rome 
Sanjukta, Samuel, Narendra represent India at J8


"A new Sanjukta will be going back to India"
Young Indian delegate Sanjukta Pangi, from Karanja Guda, Orissa representing India at J8 summit in Rome, Italy


"Kids from developing countries are worried about their education"
Young Indian delegate Sanjukta Pangi, from Karanja Guda, Orissa representing India at J8 summit in Rome, Italy

"World will improve for children with solutions discussed at J8"
Young Indian delegate Narendra Kumar from Pure Gosain, Uttar Pradesh is representing India at J8 Summit in Rome, Italy

J8 Summit in the Media

From poverty-stricken villages to the G-8 summit

Deccan Herald
Orissa tribal girl makes it to J-8 meet

Tribal girl rubs shoulders with G8 titans

The Statesman
J8 Summit: India stresses on education

Failing school's stars reach the summit 

Express Newsline
Indian voices to echo global concerns at youth meet 

Times of India
Big leap from Rae Bareli to Rome 

New Indian Express
Tribal girl makes it to Jr G8 summit

Three teens from India to participate in junior-8 summit
Indian Children to attend J-8 Summit in Rome 

Times of India
Rural teens head to Rome for J8 meet

Pioneer Orissa 
Orissa girl to meet G8 world leaders in Italy





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