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Encourage or graduates to be “Job Givers” rather than “Job Seekers”


Pune (Dec. 03, 2014): Yi Youth Conclave was held  with the inquisitive theme “Learn, Imagine, Explore”. There is a need to encourage our graduates to be ‘job givers’ rather than ‘job seekers’. The major thrust of this conclave was on civic responsibility, responsible leadership and youth entrepreneurship. The main purpose was to “learn and explore lessons from real life encompassing these thrust areas and imagining a resurgent India equipped to march ahead”. Over 125 people from the industry as well as young, budding entrepreneurs attended this event.     
Prof. Parag Shah, who has founded MIDAS, is currently the Chief Mentor of MIDAS an acronym for Management, Innovation, Design, Arts and Social Sciences. At the event, Prof. Shah narrated his life experiences and encouraged the audience, which consisted of aspiring entrepreneurs, to not give up on their entrepreneurial dreams despite the hurdles they may face along the way. His concluding remarks included an excerpt from one of Rudyard Kipling’s works, “If you can Dream…and not make dreams your master; If you can think and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two imposters just the same, You will be Man, my son!

Yi was founded as an organization to be the voice of Young Indians globally. It is also a platform to engage with the young leaders of India and to channelize their energy and potential towards building youth leadership, engaging in nation building activities and representing India in relevant international platforms.  Yi has 34 chapters as of today and is looking to add another 5 in the current year.