OTTAWA, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - India's Public Service Commissioner Shashi
Uban Tripathi will be in Ottawa on June 19 as part of The India Lectures
organized by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC). As
part of her presentation, "Young India: the Growing Youthfulness of an Ancient
Civilization," Ms. Tripathi will reflect on the dramatic shift in attention
toward young people in modern India. Nearly half of India's population is
under the age of 25, a trend that is expected to persist until 2050. Ms.
Tripathi will discuss the impact of this 'demographic dividend' of young
Indians on different aspects of the country.
Date: Friday, June 19, 2009
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: 150 Kent (corner of Albert), 8th Floor
Shashi Tripathi is a Member of the Union Public Service Commission of
India. This prestigious appointment in 2007 followed a 37-year career in the
Indian Foreign Service, which included a posting as High Commissioner of India
to Canada (2002-2004). In addition to postings in Nepal, Afghanistan, Germany,
and Russia, Ms. Tripathi has held senior positions at the Indian Council for
Cultural Relations and in the Ministry of External Affairs of India. She rose
to be Secretary (West) of the Indian Foreign Ministry, 2004-2006, responsible
for relations with over 100 countries.
Ms. Tripathi's talk is the twelfth in a year-long series organized by
IDRC. The India Lectures highlights the wealth of eminent thinkers and
stimulating ideas emanating from this rising global power. The series is being
held to celebrate IDRC's 25th anniversary of its office in New Delhi and the
Centre's enduring and valued collaboration with its Indian research partners.
The event is open to the media. French and English simultaneous
interpretation is available. Spaces are limited and journalists are encouraged
to register by calling Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé 613-696-2343.
For more information, visit www.idrc.ca/indialectures.
Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is one of the
world's leading institutions in the generation and application of new
knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. For nearly 40
years, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the
developing world to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous
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For further information: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, (613) 696-2343,