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10th Young Indians summit begins

Young Indians (Yi), an integral part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organised the 10th Yi National Summit on the theme ‘India - The Future is Now,’ in New Delhi. Rajeev Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, inaugurated the summit and delivered the keynote address.
He said the theme of the summit suggested that the time to act was now. He recalled the numerous contributions Yi had made by supplying valuable insights for the National Youth Policy.
Milestone
CII president S. Gopalakrishnan pointed out in his special address that the 10th national summit was a milestone, and that Yi had gradually emerged as a springboard for ideal thoughts and insights. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, welcomed Mr. Gupta and congratulated Yi on achieving impeccable success.
He also revealed that Yi mentored by CII was structurally independent but collaborative in functioning. Congratulating Yi Chairman Srikant Suryanarayan for leading the group successfully, he said Yi provided significant inputs when CII approached young industrialists.
During the first session, Lieutenant Commander of the Navy, Abhilash Tomy, described to the audience how he began his journey from Mumbai crossing from the West to the East, the Indian, Pacific, Southern and Atlantic Oceans, covering 23,100 nautical miles, rounding Australia, South America, South America and Africa.
He recalled how the President had received him, after he completed 151 days of lonely adventure in the sea.
The address by Sangita Menon Malhan, author, inspired many in the audience. She summed up three major issues prevalent in India — education, women’s empowerment and paucity of resources.
The summit was attended by Kiran Karnik, Chairman, Oxfam India, and eminent Indian filmmaker Sudhir Mishra. Participants from 31 cities across the country were present.

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