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By R. Subrata (TNI Siliguri) | TNI Editing Siliguri
Webdesk, TNI Siliguri 24th September, 2018: Young Indians (Yi), Siliguri Chapter celebrated completion of five years of its foundation in Siliguri’. Yi Siliguri was formed on 24th September 2013. It started with 36 members and today it is an organization that is 110 members strong. Young Indians had invited Honourable Shri. S S Ahluwalia, Minister of State, Telecom and Information Technology, Government of India as the Chief Guest for their five year celebration event on 23rd September at Barsana Hotel & Resorts. Young Indians Chairman, Shri. Piyush Garg said that it was an inspiring interactive session with Shri. S S Ahluwalia Ji, where he spoke about the role of youth in Nation Building. In his talk, he spoke about the developmental initiatives, and what the country and its young citizens need to do, to realize the dream of a developed nation. Young Indians Co Chairman, Shri. Pritam Bansal added that, he also spoke about the vision of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, and the lessons that we can learn from the reflections from his childhood, as shown in the film ‘Chalo Jeete Hain’. Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organization playing a proactive role in India’s development process.
Yi was formed in the year 2002 with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realize the dream of a developed nation. Yi across India has 42 Chapters in 28 States, 17500 primary and secondary members, with around 2600 activities in a year impacting a million people. The Yi membership includes young progressive Indians between the age group of 21 & 40 and comprises entrepreneurs, professionals and achievers from different walks of life. ‘To become the Voice of Young Indians Globally’ being the vision of Yi, it provides a platform for young Indians to participate in and contribute by becoming an integral part of the Indian growth story. Yi’s work is divided primarily into three groups; ‘Youth Leadership’, ‘Nation Building’ and ‘Thought Leadership’. Young Indians believes that helping hands are better than praying lips. It is a 100% voluntary member driven organization, where members are responsible for planning and executing projects towards Nation Building. Yi works for the youth and with the youth in building the nation and promoting leadership.
Photos: Yi Siliguri