Meet Kishva Ambigapathy
Kishva is a Malaysian student who studies MSc Global Politics at Durham University. He is also a Chevening Scholar and the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council.
CYC is an association representing national youth bodies from 53 countries and the recognised voice of more than 1.2 billion young people aged 29 or under in Commonwealth member countries.
On 16 March, he walked as the Royal Mace Bearer for the Queen of UK in a glorious celebration to kick-off her birthday on 21 April
The mace, carried out by an official who walks before a dignitary in a procession or other formal occasions, symbolises the power or status of a Monarch, institution or high dignitary.
Kishva, who was elected last year, said he felt excited and blessed by the support given to him by all the youth delegates.
“Together we will move towards a more sustainable and inclusive council. My priority is to deliver on the policy recommendations and action plans that we have developed over the past few days, in the timeframe that we have set,” he said in a statement.
A video of a "truly humbled" Kishva leading Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II & members of the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Day Service posted on Facebook has over 86,000 Views with more than 1,500 Likes. Watch:
However, Kishva is not the only Malaysian making the country proud. Prior to him, 20-year-old Calvin Woo Yoong Shen became the only Malaysian among 60 youths from Commonwealth countries to win the Queen's Young Leaders Award: