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"India-The future is Now": The 10th Yi National Summit Begins in Delhi
Young Indians, an integral part of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized the 10th Yi National Summit on the theme 'India- The Future is Now,' on 14- 15 March in New Delhi. The summit was inaugurated by Rajeev Gupta, Secretary- Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.

Rajeev Gupta, Secretary- Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India delivering the keynote address during the Inaugural session said that the theme of the summit “Future is Now’ suggests the time to act and has a rigorous texture. He further said other than numerous contributions; Yi has actively contributed towards supplying valuable insights to National Youth Policy.

S Gopalakrishnan, President, Confederation of Indian Industry in his special address, pointed out that 10th Yi National Summit is a milestone, and has gradually emerged as a springboard for ideal thoughts, insights. In the light of arisen confidence in youth, he expressed that the theme of this summit outlines the achievement, ambitious and aggressive aspects to the youth living in present times.

Addressing the summit, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, welcomed Mr Rajeev Gupta, Secretary- Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India and congratulating Yi on reaching impeccable success. He also revealed that Yi mentored by CII is structurally independent but collaborative in functioning. While congratulating Srikant Suryanarayan for leading Yi successfully in the previous work, he observed that Yi provides significant inputs when CII approaches young industrialists.

Srikant Suryanarayan, Chairman, Yi congratulated the host chapters who exhibited enormous success in national events and activities. During the session Yi Annual Reports 2013- 14 was released by S Gopalakrishnan, President, CII, Rajeev Gupta Secretary- Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of india and other dignitaries present on the platform.

DNV Kumara Guru, National Vice Chairman, Yi earlier set the context by highlighting the theme of the 10th Yi National Summit. He articulated that theme invokes the idea of aligning people to execution of entrepreneurial ideas. It focuses on what one should be doing today on the basis of lessons learnt from the past.

The first session began by flapping the sails of the inspirational summit. Lieutenant Commander Abhilash Tomy, Lieutenant Commander of Indian Navy described to the audience how he began his journey from Mumbai crossing from West to East, the Indian, Pacific,, Southern and Atlantic Oceans, thereby covering 23,100 nautical miles, rounding Australia, South America, South America and Africa. His address filled with anecdotes, wit, inspiration amplified the message of motivation to the audience. With a humble tone he expressed how President of India received him, after completing 151 day lonely adventure in the sea.

The summit also included the presence of Kiran Karnik, Chairman, Oxfam India and eminent Indian filmmaker Sudhir Mishra. Having acquired an illustrious career in many prominent sectors, he spoke on ‘Re-positioning and Re- imaging India,’ thereby unfolding the future of youth. Next, Sudhir Mishra, shared his thoughts on films projecting an effective message to the youth.

This summit was well attended by Yi members across 31 cities across country.



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