Pratik,Gaokar, II Year PGP Student represented IIM Kashipur as a delegate to China, as part of Youth Exchange Program of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, GOI, from 25th November to 3rd December. “We were in all a hundred member youth delegation, for 8 days to learn Chinese Culture, heritage, values and their economic development”, said Pratik.

This delegation, selected by the Ministry of youth affairs had youth from different diverse background such as National Service Scheme (NSS), Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK), AIMS, Sports, Journalists, National Youth Awardees, IITs, NITs, and IIMs. Among the IIMs only 5 IIMs had been selected, including one in Kashipur, after IIM Ahmedabad, Kozhikode, Shillong, and Udaipur.

After an orientation at the Chinese Embassy in India, the delegation visited Beijing, Shandong and Shanghai besides many culturally rich, heritage places, and those of economically and industrial importance.


“Getting to know the Chinese civilization and its evolution, the only continuing civilization along with the Indian one, was an amazing experience. There was a language barrier with the local Chinese, but that did not stop them from helping us whenever we required”, added Pratik.

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