Two young Indian delegates to meet G-8 world leaders

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New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): A 16-year-old girl from Koraput, Orissa and a 17-year-old boy from Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, will be representing India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year.

The J8 summit, to be held from 4-10 July, is now in its 5th year and takes place parallel to the annual G-8 summit.

Sanjukta Pangi and Samuel Venkatesan will leave for Rome on Friday, but before they emplane, they will meet with the media at the UNICEF India Country Office.

Selection to the J8 presents these young people to join a group of 56 young people, where they will work together on youth-oriented solutions for this year's three main G8 topics: climate change, the world financial crisis and development.

Next week, in Italy, one of the selected Indian youth delegates will share their recommendations directly with G8 leaders, in L'Aquila on July 9.

Similarly, one representative from each of the fourteen country teams will have the opportunity to engage with their respective leaders on concerns identified by the J8 Summit. Apart from India, the group also includes representatives from invited countries such as Brazil, China, Egypt, Mexico and South Africa. (ANI)

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