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.