November 10, 2018
In a glittering closing ceremony of the week-long World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El-Sheikh, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt awarded Dr. Harbeen Arora of India for her inspiring work in women empowerment as Founder and global chairperson of ALL Ladies League (ALL) and Women Economic Forum (WEF). She is the very first recipient of the Presidential honor to any Indian.
Dr. Harbeen Arora being honored by President Sisi at World Youth Forum (WYF) 2018 in Egypt
WYF 2018 attracted 5,000 attendees from 160 countries including heads of states and opinion leaders and large delegations of youth, providing a vibrant and powerful platform to explore and engage with peace-loving and pro-development ideas, toward integrating civilizations and cultures.
Speaking on the honor, Dr. Harbeen Arora said, “This is a great honor and international recognition for India’s ethos of revering the feminine as supreme Shakti. This vision drives our movement of relentlessly connecting women worldwide everyday for our greater networks & opportunities with a spirit of sisterhood and self-belief.” Dr. Maya Morsy, President of the National Council of Women, Egypt added, ”India and Egypt are among the oldest civilizations and we are committed to gather our efforts to play a pivotal role in women and youth empowerment toward creating a better world for All.”
Dr. Harbeen Arora is a Global Leader, Speaker, Educationist, Philanthropist, Spiritualist, Mentor, Author, Entrepreneur and Businesswoman. She is the Chancellor of Rai University in Ahmedabad, Rai Technology University in Bangalore and Jharkhand Rai University in Ranchi in India. Dr. Arora is also the Founder of BIOAYURVEDA, an organic health and wellness enterprise. She also leads ventures in hi-tech agriculture, organic farming and sustainable living.
Egypt will assume the presidency of the African Union in 2019 and will also be hosting the Women Economic Forum, WEF 2020 with over 2000+ women coming together from 120+ countries, akin to the annual event held in India every year.