Pune: YIN Youth Summer Summit, a three-day summit organised by Delivering Change Foundation’s Young Inspirators Network, is all set to begin on May 16 in Mumbai. The summit will be held in 11 other cities across the country.
The summit is for university students who wish to make a difference in society and the country. The participating students will get to meet prominent personalities in the fields of business, politics, team building, start-ups, sports and advanced technology.
The summit will be organised at grounds of Karamveer Bhaurao Patil College in Vashi. Jaywant Sutar, Mayor of Navi Mumbai, will inaugurate the summit at 12 pm. Present on the occasion will be MLA Sandeep Naik, Dr N Ramaswami, Commissioner of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, and Spectrum Academy Founder Sunil Patil.
The objective behind these summits is to motivate youths to do some creative work for society and the country, while also concentrating on educational, social and professional development. The programme is sponsored by Spectrum Academy, powered by Hashtag Clothing, while Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering of Pimpri-Chinchwad Education Trust, Suhana Masale and Abhi Group of Companies are the co-sponsors.
On the first day, a panel discussion of Maharashtra Youth Icon Priyanka Yadav and Ekta Niradhar Sangh Founder Sagar Reddy at 10.30 am is organised. In the afternoon, Jitendra Joshi of Abhi Group of Companies, Ranka Jewellers Director Vastupal Ranka, Spectrum Academy Founder Sunil Patil, Director of Clear Company Deepak Pawar and Das Offshore Managing Director Ashok Khade will engage students.
On May 17, the first session will start at 9.30 am. Corporate guide Dr Ram Gudgila will be guiding the students. Afterwards, Nilay Mehta of Nilaya Foundation based in Pune, Professor Rajendra Jarhard, Santosh Raskar, Managing Director of Srujan College of Designing, Dr Deepak Shikarpurkar, Amol Naahar of Hashtag Clothing, Professor Shivanand Subramanium, Vinay Kuwar of India Forst Robotics and Vice President of Digital Arts Vikram Sharma will guide students.
On May 17 evening, various young leaders who have done marvels in their field will be felicitated through ‘Youth Inspirators Awards’. MLA Shashikant Shinde, Director of Orion Mall Mangesh Parulekar, MLA Narendra Patil, Himanshu Agarwal, Director of Pallavi-Avida Hotel, actress Meera Joshi and others will hand over these awards. These awards are mainly sponsored by Nilaya Education Group, Pune and co-sponsored by Hashtag Clothing.
On May 18, the last day of the summit, representatives from Sakal Money will be interacting with participants. Senior journalist Mukund Kule and management guru will be guiding the students. For the closing ceremony, Sandeep Waslekar, MLA Manda Mhatre, MLA Balaram Patil and others will be present.
“I’m proud of how the team has managed to bring together thought leadership, inspiration and a wide kaleidoscope of career opportunities, packed in a manner which is palatable to the techno-generation of today. I was particularly impressed with the stories of the many industry doyens who gracefully accepted our invitation to come and speak to our YIN network. Their stories were incredible and what I found common in most of them was that success did not come easy and they faced their share of struggle bravely before overcoming it, to become what they are today - a luminary of their respective field. I’m grateful to each and every one of our speakers as their life stories are what will fuel the imagination of our youth. The team is currently putting together a complete city engagement programme for the new educational calendar year starting August 2018. Do look out for that when you resume school/ college in June/July. I can also promise you that the next edition of the Summer Youth Summit will set new benchmarks. I thank you for being a part of this and I wish you all the success for the future.
— Abhijit Pawar (Founder Chairman, Delivering Change Foundation and Managing Director of Sakal Media Group)
Young Inspirator’s Network is a unique programme by Sakal Media Group. The future of this country will be shaped by the next generation. India is a nation of the youth and thus, it is very important for these young minds to be shaped in the right direction. Hence, a network like the Young Inspirator’s Network has my full support in every venture that it undertakes for the development of the youth.
— Sundeep Waslekar
(President, Strategic Foresight Group)
Foundations like YIN are trying hard to being a positive and sustainable change in the young perspective. The youth of our country is its foundation. The development of India will depend on the development of its next generation. Hence it is very important for us to engage actively in the growth of these youngsters and make sure that we do our bit in encouraging them in personal, professional as well as social spheres.
— Vinod Tawde
(Maharashtra Education Minister)
We have to frame policies that are fit for today’s scenario. Besides this, inequality and discrimination is still so deep-rooted that lots of work needs to be done and only active participation by our youth who, unlike their predecessors, are breaking caste discrimination and other traditional evils can do the needful.
— Devendra Fadnavis
(Maharashtra Chief Minister)