PUNE: Neeraj Jadhav and Sushant Edake from Pune, Rajdeep Tapkir and Akash Tekade from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Sujeet Masaal and Neha Kate from Pune rural have been selected as presidents for Young Inspirators Network’s (YIN) Leadership Development Programme in the elections held on Thursday.
Similarly, Namrata Jahageer and Raviraj Masaal from Pune, Bhavana Birari and Akshay Bagre from Pimpri-Chinchwad and Rushikesh Kashid and Yasir Shaik from Pune rural have been selected as vice-presidents. Sakal Media Group organised YIN’s Leadership Development Programme for city presidential selections. The city presidential selection had three rounds including an examination on general knowledge, stage daring and personal interview. There were 40 students from Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural who participated in the selections.
From these 40 students, six students were selected as presidents and six as vice presidents. VK Menon, Corporate Communication Head of Sakal Media Group and Puneet Bali, CEO of Sakal Social Foundation were present to give away the certificates to the selected members.
Along with them, YIN’s former chief minister Aniket More was present at the programme. The judges for this programme were Prof Maruti Shelar, Prof Rahul Padalkar, Prof Ganesh Dhumal, Prof Atul Mokal and Dr Ram Gudgila. The students were judged on their skills, abilities, presence of mind, attire and general knowledge.
Rajashri Kokate, a contestant and student from St Mira’s College, Pune, said, “YIN has proven a good platform for students who are interested in understanding the problems of the society and the way to solve it.”
Bhavani Birari from JSPM Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Pimpri-Chinchwad, said, “I have been in YIN from its inception and I know the ins and outs of YIN and earlier I was an election officer. I selected YIN as a platform to help the society in a better way. Along with it, these elections not only build confidence but also give a sense of responsibility.”
Rushikesh Kashid, a student from Tuljaram Chaturchand College, Baramati, said, “I am in YIN since a year and I have worked on social issues in Baramati. I believe that if you are chosen as a leader then you should build a team and work hard to resolve the issues.”