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Indian Young Talents to Apt Talent at Telenor Youth Forum in Norway

Indian Young Talents

L-R Pooja Thakran, Chief Communication Officer, Telenor, India, Quazi Mohammad Shahed (CHRO – Telenor India), Kaarika Das , TYF National winner, Inger Midtkandal (Special Adviser, Innovation Norway, New Delhi India, ( Science and Technology Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy), Christine Edier (Chief Resource Mobilization & Partnerships, UNICEF India)

Just after empowering women in the organisation, this year’s Telenor Youth Forum-2015 (#TYF15) in Oslo invites digitally intriguing Kaarika and Abhishek to explore and access the digital and mobile technology. This year the #TYF15 will kick-start under the theme of #KnowledgeForAll and will bestow a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony week.

Sharing insights on the forum, Sigve Brekke, President & CEO of Telenor Group said, “Our delegates bring unique ideas and thoughts based on multiple perspectives and that are rooted in a range of societal challenges. Most importantly, they see opportunities where others see barriers to making an impact. We want to engage with them to discuss and explore how Telenor and mobile technology can be part of driving inclusive change and improving access to knowledge.”

21-year-old Kaarika Das is a graduate in economics from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, and is currently pursuing a part time language course from St. Stephens, University of Delhi. Kaarika presented her app ‘Teleshiksha’ app that provides a social platform to enable collaborative sharing of video courses.

Abhishek Kaushal, 26-year-old IIM Ranchi graduate, was selected for his presentation on how Internet facilitates behavioural medicine through digital therapeutics. As 80% of diabetes occurs due to unhealthy lifestyle, Abhishek offered a solution to change one’s lifestyle digitally through a mobile app called ‘E-coach’.

This is the third consecutive year of Telenor India participating in the Telenor Youth Forum, which till 2014 was known as Telenor Youth Summit.

Sharad Mehrotra, CEO, Telenor India says, “These young leaders are the custodians of a digitally empowered society. Telenor Youth Forum offers a global platform to present their ideas of inclusive growth and change. At Telenor India, we are committed to build a digital future for India and believe that mobile technology will be a catalyst for development of our society. I congratulate the participants for representing India at such a prestigious global platform.”

“I’m excited to be participating in this year’s Telenor Youth Forum.  The youth are the future, mobile is the future. The dream of universal access to education is in our grasp,” says Wales.

A keynote address will be given by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the world’s largest online encyclopedia.

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