Barack Obama to return to Delhi on December 1, to hold town hall with young leaders

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 08: U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he makes a statement at the State Dining Room of the White House August 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke on the economy, S&P downgrade and the loss of Navy SEAL members in Afghanistan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI: Former US president Barack Obama will come calling to India when he holds here a Town Hall on December 1 to interact with young leaders.

“I will interact with young leaders and learn about the work they are doing to impact their communities,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.

The visit is part of an outreach programme for his non-profit organisation the Obama Foundation.

“We’re going to be organising a town hall with young leaders from various parts of India, who can share with me some of the work they’re trying to do in their communities to make it better,” the former president said.

He said his foundation would support emerging leaders who are trying to make their communities better.

Obama will also visit Germany, Indonesia, and Brazil as part of the outreach programme.

“As one of the most culturally, religiously, linguistically, and ethnically diverse nations on earth, India’s democracy shows us the collective strength of engagement within and across communities.

“Most of India’s 1 billion people are under 35 years old, an engaged and passionate generation who are finding innovative ways to create positive change across India — change that benefits the world, ” Bernadette Meehan of the Foundation said.

The event will be live streamed on Obama.org.

Barack Obama to return to Delhi on December 1, to hold town hall with young leaders

 

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