Pravah Purohit, a student at the Indian Institute of Management in Rothak, has been named the winner of the #FirstGeneration essay competition initiated by the Embassy of Sweden in India.

Recently, the Embassy of Sweden in India launched the #FirstGeneration essay competition. The task was to interpret, in an essay of no more than 800 words, the theme ‘The Role of Youth in India in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’. Since the Embassy was hosting the nationwide ‘Sweden in India Nobel Memorial Quiz’ in ten Indian cities, it had a great opportunity to inform thousands of students about the #FirstGeneration campaign and spread knowledge about the Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The target group of the essay competition was students no older than 25– they are the #FirstGeneration and the potential leaders of tomorrow.

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Seeking solutions for a sustainable India

The student who wrote the best essay was Pravah Purohit. Pravah not only described many of the problems facing India, but more importantly he chose to look for solutions to the problems outlined. Parvah took a holistic approach to the Global Goals, describing how all the Global Goals are tied together.

As the winner of the essay competition, Pravah was invited to the Embassy’s big annual event, the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Reception. In front of hundreds of guests on the big stage Pravah received his prize, a gift certificate from H&M. The prize was presented to him by the guest of honour at the Nobel Reception, Sweden’s Energy Minister Ibrahim Baylan.

You can read Pravahs winning essay here