WTEP (1994) alumna Nazneen Lakhani attended the G7 Summit as a Hindi Interpreter in June. Here she gives an insight into her experience, which included working with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi.
“I had the privilege of working at the G7 Summit with my colleague, Amina Saif, to interpret simultaneously in Hindi for the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi. I worked within a team of 17 interpreters who all spoke a diverse set of languages, each interpreting for different senior politicians from across the globe.
While initially I felt it would be an intense and nerve-racking responsibility, I embraced the challenging task of listening and interpreting at the same time when the prime minister was speaking. I can confidently say that it was a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the world’s most powerful leaders so closely and hear first-hand their views on how to make the world a safer and better place for global citizens.
The real honour was mine to contribute in my unique way to serve the wider community.”