Ashish Bharat Ram, Managing Director, SRF Ltd interacts with youth from the
Progress = Nation’s progress
Akshit Batra, Managing Director, I Can. India Pvt. Ltd., announced as the
Founder Chair of the Yi Dehradun Chapter
Pavitra Arora, Head Legal, Hemant Arora & Company announced as the Co -
Chair of the Yi Dehradun Chapter
Constituted in 2002, Young Indians (Yi) is an
integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and aims to create
a platform for young Indians to realise the dream of a developed nation.
"To become the Voice of Young Indians Globally" being the vision of
Yi, it’s work is divided primarily into three groups; "Youth
Leadership", "Nation Building” and “International Engagements”.
Dehradun became the 38th chapter to be launched on 28 July 2015.
the keynote address Mr Ashish Bharat Ram, Managing Director, SRF Ltd said
that India has the largest youth
population in the world today and with the economy set to take off, the youth
will drive the nation. India has more than 50% of its population below the age
of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected that, in 2020, the
average age of an Indian will be 29 years, compared to 37 for China and 48 for
Interacting with the youth
from State Mr Bharat Ram shared his views on the role that the youth can play
in shaping the future of the country, going forward. He added that the youth
hopes for a world free of poverty, unemployment, inequality and exploitation of
man by man. A world free of discrimination on the grounds of race, colour,
language and gender; a world full of creative challenges and opportunities to
conquer them. ‘But let us convert these hopes into reality’, he urged.
Redhu, Vice Chairman
CII Uttarakhand State Council highlighted that under Nation Building, Yi
engages its members under the board categories of education, environment,
healthcare, employability, arts (sports & culture) and rural initiatives
contributing positively to its surrounding eco system and the nation. He added
that international engagements for providing exposure and global connect to the
youth , is also an important activity of Yi. He highlighted that Yi is one of
the proud founders of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance which is a
collective of leading entrepreneurially-minded organizations representing the
G20 countries who seek to promote youth entrepreneurship.
Delivering the theme address Ms
Lovelena Mody, said that India’s population is large, “young” and full of
optimism for the future. It is therefore important to channelize this vast
youth energy effectively. Between the Yi membership and amongst young Indians
at large we already have and need to continue to build a large pool of thought
leadership and grassroot implementation skill sets, a combination of which I
believe will lead India to the status of a developed nation.
Shaurya Veer Himatsingka, National
Chairman, Young Indians and Mr Rohit Verma, Chair, Yi (Northern Region) also
addressed the gathering and shared their experiences with Yi.
Akshit Batra, Managing Director, I Can India Pvt. Ltd was announced
as the Founder Chair of the Yi Dehradun Chapter. Mr Batra has obtained his
Master's in Business Administration from The Indian School of Business (ISB),
Hyderabad and was the youngest person in the history of ISB to have gained
admission to the PGP through the normal admission process. He also obtained his
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Hansraj College, University of Delhi. As a
member of AIESEC’s [the largest youth organisation in the world] Business
Development Department in 2010, received special recognition for record fund
raising efforts. He is also engaged with I Can Foundation the organisation that
is dedicated to educating populations against sexual harassment. He had also founded
‘Spark’ an NGO that provides career development training to students free of
He shared the priorities for YI Dehradun for
the coming year.
Mr Pavitra Arora, Head Legal, Hemant
Arora & Company was announced as the Co – Chair of the Chapter.