Thane (Maharashtra): A 17 year-old girl from Maharashtra’s Thane city, Oishika Neogi is off to Washington to attend the new US President Donald Trump’s inaugural on Friday and attend a five-day US Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit.
This teenage girl Oishika Neogi, who is a first-year B.A. student of Symbiosis National University, Pune, will represent India at the global summit of youngsters and attend the inaugural.
“I am so excited by this rare opportunity that I couldn’t sleep for the past few nights,” an excited Oishika told media persons while on way to catch her flight at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.
Among the other invitees expected for the Trump inaugural are the world’s youngest Nobel Peace laureate, Pakistani girl education activist Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin, besides prominent students and youths from all over the world.
Oishika, along with delegates from all other countries, will make presentations at various conferences from January 18 to 22, speaking about how the new Trump administration would affect their individual countries.
She plans to attend a special gala evening for delegates on January 21 before travelling to New York and returning home by the month-end-to prepare for another youth conference in China next June.
The Kolkata-born Oishika got the opportunity to attend the inaugural after winning a contest at the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) in the US in June 2015, and following her excellent performance at the Harvard Model United Nations competition in Hyderabad.
She lives with her mother Chumki Neogi in Thane’s Mira Road suburb, adjacent to Mumbai.