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Touseef Raina to participate in top US leadership programme

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Srinagar: Touseef Raina, 28, is going to the US in March for the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) meant for those showing promise of political leadership.

The IVLP is the U.S. Government’s most prestigious professional programme for youth. Of the large number of world leaders who have participated in this programme over the past 80 years, no less than 335 are current or former Heads of State.

Raina, who hails from Baramulla, is the director of the Think tank, Policy Institute of Jammu and Kashmir. He is a socio-political activist who launched and became the chairman of the NGO, Global Youth Foundation, when he was still a teenager. Under its auspices, he has engaged the youth of Kashmir in social and cultural programmes, and run campaigns against drug abuse, corruption, and human rights abuse.

During the next few weeks, Raina and other promising leaders from different parts of the world will meet political, social, and academic leaders in different parts of the US. They will spend most of the time in the US capital, Washington DC.

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