Ayush Chopra awarded at the occasion of the Human Rights Summit
My experience as Indian Youth Delegate at United Nations
I never thought contributing socially until I was 13. I even never thought that while helping others, one day, I will be able to represent my country, India at the great United Nations head quarters, New York (USA) when I will be of 15. And that also, fortunately, on the day of my birthday i.e., 24th Aug. I was a normal kid, as many of my friends are. Studying and playing, enjoying all the luxuries of life at this age. But it all happened by chance. Just because of a small girl child Khushi, our washerman’s daughter, to whom I tried to teach and my entire life changed.
It has been an amazing experience, truly so overwhelming. I believe, there is no one who can tell you beforehand when it will happen or how it will impact you. You simply need to feel the uniqueness of what you’ve been doing and just keep it on and on and on as you feel good in doing it. I feel a kind of eternal satisfaction whenever I am able to help a needy or to send a social message via the means of my videos on YouTube. To make all aware, acting socially and morally.
YHRI summit at New York is now a landmark that has actually ignited the fire in me to fly. The moment I reached the grand podium at the UN headquarters, all my nervousness went off. Rather I felt a zeal to speak unstopped about Human Rights, that are actually so important for any human being like us but unfortunately has gone for a toss in many of the poor nations. We can’t accept anyone or any country involved in human trafficking; killing innocent lives, exploiting them in numerous inhumane ways. We should let them understand ‘Human rights’ and should do whatever we can do to save their rights.
For the past 2 years, I am so much engrossed working for the SDGs of UN, that it has now embedded in my blood & soul and is now my greatest passion today. At the UN headquarters in New York; that is 11,734 kms away from Delhi; within the biggest economy of world; I started to speak and must say, spoke it loud. I got to know that I was able to represent well when I received the standing ovation by the entire dignitaries. I can still feel the great round of applause that cherished my soul completely, that Yes! I was doing something meaningful. It was very encouraging for me to be at that great platform and also a great fun; making friends that were almost double and triple of my age. For the very first time, I saw so many people doing so much across the globe and me to visualize that there is so much to do to make this world united as a one place to live in harmony.
It has been the most amazing experience of my life. Truly, I don’t think there will be a moment that can match it ever again. It was really sensational. Thanks to my parents & teachers to enlighten my way with such a meaningful vision. There can’t be anything great else than serving humanity. Let’s declare the world peace by working for SDGs of UN.
Ayush Chopra, Global Citizen
Student, Ahlcon International School
Indian Ambassador, TeachSDGs
Indian Delegate, Youth For Human Rights International