The Resurgent India Yuva Conclave that aims to bring awareness to serious and urgent issues of the coming decade and instate policy action for economic inclusion of millions of urban and rural youth, kicked off today at IIT, Delhi. Distinguished guests present on the occasion of the National Yuva Cooperative Society organized summit were, Shri Nitin Gadkari (Minister Of Road Transport And Highways Of India), Shri Piyush Goyal (Minister of Finance and Minister Of Railways Of India),Shri VinaySahasrabuddhe(Hon. President of Indian Council For Cultural Relations), and Dr Rajiv Modi(Chairman And Managing Director of Cadila, Chairman Of Governing Council IIT Guwahati) among others.
Along with 400 young selected participants from 23 states, the two day colossal conclave is bringing together stakeholders from the government, various industries, academics, policy makers and civil society to deliberate on the road-map for the future of youth in the country and formulate policies for their economic inclusion and empowerment.
Speaking about the role of youth in attaining inclusive growth, Dr Rajiv Modi in his speech stated, “The future of our nation is well rested in the bold yet responsible, creative yet sustainable, and open yet respectful youth. With over 600 million youth residing in India and accounting for more than half our country’s population, the unrivalled youth demographic will call the shots in the global economy. India needs to create 12 million jobs every year to keep unemployment at current levels. The private sector and independent business associations need to play a more active role in enhancing the capabilities and skills of India’s youth.”
“Moreover, we together need to identify and address gaps in women’s access to employment by bridging the gap between education and employment for women by providing them with career-counseling, employability skills and exposing them to private sector companies,” he added.
Elaborating on a Cadila initiative for skill development in youth, Dr Modi said, “We introduced a young leadership program four years ago at Cadila. It attracts talent from good institutions, provides them with training on the job and puts them on a fast track to growth. Entering its fourth year now, this program has proved to be a success and we are doing our bit to support the youth and nurture them to become leaders of our future.”
Various sessions at the conclave have been designed in such a manner to ensure proper discussion on important topics which will have a great impact on improving the situation of youth in India. Major topics include Economic models to engage large workforce, Entrepreneurship, participation of women, education and skill development, life skills for next decade along with inspirational and open sessions with various renowned practitioners in their respective field. Major emphasis has been given to the development of entrepreneurship in which attention has been given to the legal & policy framework, financing and market connect which affects this concept a lot.