Global Strategic Alliance India Expo @75 Curtain Raiser recognizes Indian-American youth

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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, and Dr Vijay Prabhakar, chairman, front row on chairs, at the Global Strategic Alliance, Inc., with youth at the curtain raiser Sept. 24, 2022, for the Global Strategic Alliance India Expo @75 to be held in December. Photo: Asian Media USA

Chicago IL: The Global Strategic Alliance (GSA) India Expo @75 curtain raiser held Sept. 23-24, 2022, set the scene for the GSA India Expo scheduled for December which is expected to be an impactful event for India’s recognition and cultural diversity in this country.

Eighteen Indian-American youth under the age of 18, were recognized for their service to United States and India at the curtain raiser. A Youth Empowerment Conclave under Dr. Vijay Prabahakar, was held featuring college students, graduates, adults, senior citizens, doctors, gemologists, and the 18 youth, an October 10, press release from Asian Media USA said.

This Youth Conclave was addressed by several of the talented attendees who recounted their life experiences and what it means to look to the future of society. Sathya Padmanabhan, a student leader from Phoenix, AZ moderated the conclave, and was among the 18 youth recognized.

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Four panelists gave motivational speeches on the stage including, Arushi Jain, a senior consultant at Thoughtium spoke of how to be successful;  Mohansrinivas Chennakesavalu, a medical student, gave his thoughts on life and encouraged the youth to enjoy the world for what it is while pushing hard to make an impact; Swetha Loka, who is currently pursuing her masters at Stony Brook, talked about adversity and what it means to overcome it; and Zak Khan, the director at Lumen Technologies – a fortune 500 company, emphasized how one must always persevere and look for new perspectives as they meet the ups and downs of life.

The 18-under 18 selected youth also spoke. They include:

Sathya Padmanabhan from Phoenix, Arizona,

Aarya Rajesh from Naperville, Illinois, is an ambassador for a global sports nonprofit that connects students for scholarship opportunities.

Abhra Ghosh is a cricket player who has put lots of time and effort into expanding the sports scene from students and under-served communities.

Advaith Srikanth is a Karate Black Belt and a Tabla enthusiast.

Arul Kolla is a math whiz who represented U.S. in the International Linguistics Olympiad and pushed his team to win a gold medal.

Arushi Kashyap is the pioneer of the no plastic bags campaign.

Arya Babu is an international pianist who has been able to play at Carnegie Hall 12 times. She is the co-founder of Feed the Soul Through Music foundation and has also been recognized in Germany, London, etc. for her piano skills.

Farah Raman is the youth ambassador for Eye Level, which is a STEM academy. She is the head of internal affairs for the Tri-M Honors Society and the President of Youth and Government in her community.

Karthik Rajaram is a school ambassador and outstanding leader who has made his own startup selling custom built PCs to people across the nation.

Manish Rangan is the creator of UVSET-SAFETouch, which is a multi-patent pending innovation that seeks to eliminate germs from door handles and public settings.

Anirudh Seshadri is the founder of TeenAiders who has volunteered to create immense learning curricula for villages in India.

Pinakin Kale worked as a legislator in Youth and Government and has been selected by the Rotary Club to attend a selective leadership program.

Riya Kapoor is the winner of the Sudden Cardiac Death Awareness Research Foundation (SCDARF) Scientific Symposium.

Rohit Sharma is seen as a finance whiz, and has published a book on financial guidance for teenagers.

Sachi Singh is the co-founder of the no plastic bags campaign with Arushi Kashyap.

Sathvik Sankaranarayanan started the Ekam Houston chapter and has raised over $30k to help with COVID relief. He has also helped bring clean water to hundreds of families in India.

Vedant Shukla is the leading volunteer for Sewa International and has given150+ hours of community service.

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