Yashasvi Kumud, a class 11 student from Bhopal, would be part of a 15-member delegation of Indian children that would visit New York ahead during the 70th United Nations General Assembly.
Yashasvi is the only youngster from Madhya Pradesh selected to join the special delegation of children under the Nine is Mine, advocacy campaign that seeks education for all, an end to gender discrimination and a reduction in child mortality.
The delegation that would be in New York between September 17 and 28 plans to push the issue of children's rights just before the UN general assembly convenes to decide on the new sustainable development goals, Steve Rocha of Nine is Mine Campaign told HT.
"I'm happy to get the opportunity to push for Indian children's rights at international forum. Our aim is to ensure that the new sustainable development goals significantly include children and the indicator of 6% investment in education and 5% in health sector by the signatory countries is specifically mentioned," Yashasvi said while speaking to HT.
Before leaving for New York, the youngsters in the delegation would participate in a series of events under the Nine is Mine Campaign in New Delhi from September 13.
Yashasvi Kumud has been associated with campaign for girl children's rights from age of four through the NGO Sarokar that is run by her mother Kumud Singh. At age of nine she floated a support group of children by the name 'Plus Minus Equal to', especially to work on the issue of child marriages.