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I would like to credit this honor to my parents and their efforts of instilling discipline in me. My mom always says that like my name, Pinakin, I’m destined to reach pinnacles of success in life.

The 22nd National Youth Festival was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India in collaboration with State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida. The objective of the event was to provide a platform to bring the youth of our country together and give them opportunity to showcase their knowledge and talent. The entire programme was designed to enhance their awareness about government initiatives and exhorting the youth to express their perceptions and thoughts on how to make these initiatives more effective. Around 5000 volunteers of National Service Scheme and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan from all parts of the country along with local accredited youth participated in the 5-days Festival. The inauguration was followed by cultural musical performance by local and renowned artists.

Pinakin Rathod, fourth year student of School of Planning, Anant National University was selected as the Potential Youth Ambassador, Youth Action Group, Gujarat.

On the day of National Youth Parliament, he marked his presence with scholarly oration on innovative ideas about sustainable development, green technology, self-development and empowerment, water crisis, global warming, and cashless transaction.