Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s administrative acumen might have failed to impress youths in India but Americans seem to be highly impressed by the work and achievements of the young Chief Minister.

It is being reported that the Chief Minister has been invited to address the students of Harvard University where he is scheduled to speak on the mantra behind the successful hosting of the mega event Maha Kumbh 2013.

Notably, a 50-member multi-disciplinary team, including faculty and student researchers from Harvard University, had travelled to Allahabad in January to document and analyze the processes involved in the successful hosting of Kumbh Mela. The team had studied various aspects of Kumbh 2013 including urbanization , business and public health and religion at the mela.

The Chief Minister will be accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan, Minister for Science and Technology Abhishek Mishra, Chief secretary Jawed Usmani and in-charge of organising the mela Devesh Chaturvedi.

The delegation will return on April 29. In July, Akhilesh is expected to visit Japan. Earlier, he was scheduled to visit Japan on April 15 but it was postponed due the busy schedule.

The world's largest religious festival occurs every 12 years and draws millions of visitors to a temporary, purpose-built tent city on the banks of the Ganga and the Yamuna. The Kumbh was also documented by various organisations; over 1,000 journalists had covered the festival, which concluded March 12.

Akhilesh Education

The young Chief Minister studied at Dholpur Military School in Dholpur, Rajasthan. He was awarded a degree in environmental engineering while studying at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. He went to University of Sydney to study for a master's degree in the same subject. Akhilesh lists his profession on his official Lok Sabha bio data as Agriculturist, Engineer and Political and Social Worker.

(JPN/Bureau)

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s administrative acumen might have failed to impress youths in India but Americans seem to be highly impressed by the work and achievements of the young Chief Minister.