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Armstrong Pame in Davos
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Manipur’s ‘Miracle Man’ shares space with Facebook COO in Davos

Sheryl Sandberg publicly acknowledges IAS officer Armstrong Pame for ‘positive usage’ of the social networking site, at World Economic Forum meet

Guwahati: IAS officer Armstrong Pame, who is widely known as Manipur’s ‘Miracle Man’, on Friday expressed his gratitude on Facebook chief operating officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg for publicly acknowledging him for his ‘positive usage’ of the social networking site, at the World Economic Forum meet in Davos, Switzerland.

Pame became the first native of Manipur to attend the flagship event of the World Economic Forum (WEF), an invitation-only annual meeting held at the end of January in Davos every year. The meeting brings together chief executive officers from WEF’s 1,000 member companies, as well as selected politicians, representatives from academia, NGOs, religious leaders, and the media in an alpine environment.

After attending the event, Pame took to Facebook to share his photos with Sandberg, expressing his gratitude:

In the last edition of the Davos meeting in January last year, representatives from UN, including top officials such as its secretary general, almost all the heads of state from the G-7 nations, biggest developing nations and African nations participated in the conference. The 2018 edition also included a keynote opening address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This year, the meeting in Davos is focusing on ‘Globalisation 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution', in which over 3,000 world leaders are participating in the event.

“This will be a good opportunity for me to tell the world, not only about my state of Manipur but the entire Northeast India. When I attended the YGL meet at San Francisco last month, people were surprised to know that I am from India. At Davos, I shall try my best to showcase the goodness and potential that our region can offer,” Armstrong had said after he got the invitation to attend the event last year.

“I cannot wait for the time when I will share my breakfast table with top business leaders like Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg, among others. I believe this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I look forward to attending it,” he had said.

Earlier last year, Pame was announced as a change-maker as part of the Young Global Leaders (YGL) Class of 2018 initiative, in which the brightest 100 from over the world under 40 years of age were selected. As part of the initiative, he recently participated in the YGL conference at San Francisco in the US from October 14 to 18.