Last month Pankaj Choudhary, who is an assistant professor in law faculty of Delhi University, represented India at USA’s department of states organised ‘professional fellows program.’ Pankaj is also one of the national executive members of Bharatiya Janata Party’s youth wing, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
Representatives of nearly 60 countries participated in the program. Pankaj Choudhary received a warm welcome in USA by the state of Ohio. During the entire one month long course of the program, all delegates learnt about three basic pillars of a democracy, legislature, executives and judiciary. The program provided Pankaj Choudhary with an unique opportunity to have an in-depth knowledge of American political system.
Throughout the trip, Pankaj Choudhary met with various American professors, judicial judges, officials, legislatures and politicians. His meetings with people from OHROC, who are responsible for electoral campaigns of Republican party and David Pyne, deputy director of (Republican) election board, may prove to be helpful for BJP in India. He also met with Edmund. A sargus, Presiding judge of USA district court and John Kasich, governor of Ohio state.
The delegates visited the Ohio University, where they learnt about the institution. Ohio University is USA’s third largest university. They also visited offices of Ohio’s common sense initiatives, who help in creating job-friendly atmosphere.
Here are some selected moments of Pankaj Choudhary from professional fellows program-
Pankaj Choudhary along with other delegates met with Mrs Susan Ackerman (Executive director joint medicaid oversight committee), Mrs Lauren DeCamp (policy aide, joint medicaid oversight committee), Mr Frank M. Strigari (Legal counsel, Ohio Senate) and with officials of MORPC, which is an association of City, village, town and county level organizations in central Ohio.
Pankaj Choudhary’s meeting with Edmund. A sargus, Presiding judge of US district court.
The delegates of different countries were introduced at Ohio Senate by Senator Frank LaRose.
The delegates also met with Senator Joseph W. Uecker (Chairman, local government commitee), Justice Pal De Wine (Judge of Ohio Supreme Court), and Dr. Christopher Gelpi (Director, Mershon Institute of international security).
The delegates had a visit to Ohio State University.
Throughout the course of one month, the delegates from 60 countries had the opportunity to meet with numerous eminent personalities from Ohio state including Governor, John Kasich.
Indian represtative Pankaj Choudhary spending some moments with delegates of various other countries.
Moreover it is a great honor for a person to represent India at such a platform. Young representative get to learn a lot from such programs.