National youth forum in city

Published: 11th October 2012 10:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2012 10:18 AM   |  A+A-

India Youth to Business Forum, a one-day event by AISEC will be conducted at the Indian School of Business on Friday. Featuring eminent speakers such as Ronnie Screwvala, Meera Sanyal, MD, RBS, Deepak Jolly, director of communications, Coca Cola India, J Galla, MD, Amara Group and  Ajit Rangnekar, dean of ISB among others, the forum will give youngsters a chance to meet and discuss issues that they feel will define India in the years to come.  

The first national Youth to Business (Y2B) forum to take place, it will feature a panel discussion at the start of the day, setting the tone for the rest of the events. Workshops by Vodafone, Teach for India, UNICEF, India at 75, EDGE and other companies will provide participating members a chance to identify areas that could be improved upon.

Explaining the process, Siddhanth Choudhary, vice-president, marketing, AIESEC India, said, “A survey was conducted among youngsters to identify areas that they felt required attention. The result featured child abuse, healthcare, economy and corruption among others. At the end of the forum a report on strategies to tackle these issues will be drafted, based on the day’s discussions, and will be submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Youth Affairs.”

Adding that forum is meant to be a space to ideate, Shravan Thampi, vice-president of Business Development, AISEC India, said, “This is a thought conclave. In many cases, the ideas may just remain that, ideas. But this helps determine for ourselves a ‘Vision 2020’ for India, considering that most of the participants will be in the prime of their career by then.” The forum will begin at 9:30 am.


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