Bangalore: ‘The Global Shapers’ – an exclusive community of exceptional youth in their 20s, established by the World Economic Forum, welcomed two new entrants today with the induction of Ace Tennis Player, Rohan Bopanna and fellow Bangalorean and Celebrated Cuiest Pankaj Advani. The community comprises of a selected band of exceptional youth from across the world, possessing unique qualities and extraordinary achievements that set them apart from the mainstream. Representing all walks of life, these individuals are highly committed to developing their leadership potential towards serving society and adhere to the highest standards of moral and intellectual integrity.
“We are becoming increasingly aware that solutions to our global challenges must purposefully engage youth, at all levels -locally, regionally, nationally and globally. This generation has the passion, dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit to shape the future.” Professor Klaus Schwab, Chairman of the World Economic Forum on the relevance of the Global Shapers and why World Economic Forum considers it as one of the most important initiatives. The Forum shall have a two pronged agenda – first in assisting the individual shapers who are already extraordinary in their achievements to further increase their role through their interactions with achievers from other spheres and second to provide them with a global platform to shape the future, and to catalyze, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and solutions for the world’s most pressing solutions.
“The ‘Global Shapers’ drawn from various disciplines and fields would eventually unleash a new renaissance by catalysing and enhancing, individually and collectively, fresh ideas and entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.” Sangeeth Varghese, Founding Curator, Global Shapers.
The Community is a testament to the commitment of the World Economic Forum to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.