Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s premier business association, formed in the year 2002, with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realize the dream of a developed nation. Yi has over 826 direct members in 16 City Chapters & 135 members in 2 corporate chapters. Yi engages another 10,000 members through its District Chapters, Farmer Nets and Student Nets. The Yi membership includes young progressive Indians between the age group of 25 & 40 years. The members comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals and progressive 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 to being and integral part of the Indian Growth Story.
Yi works effectively for promoting leadership skills for the development of its members through the learning programs; the development and engagement of students in schools and colleges through its 47 Students’ Net platform which engage more than 2900 students from various educational institutions across India; and a Farmers Net platform that has enrolled 5903 young & progressive farmers from all across the country, providing them with real time agricultural inputs and know-how.
Yi has successfully conducted campaigns and developed successful projects across the focus areas of primary education, environment, primary healthcare and employability, contributing positively to its surrounding eco system and the Nation. Through its initiatives like Akshara, Yi has impacted 15000 students across 50 centers, skilled & placed 713 youth under the aegis of its Yi labs employability program. Under the healthcare initiative, over two lakh children have been dewormed in addition to many health awareness programs across the community in different cities. Within the sphere of environment, Yi conducts a Green I contest, campaigns for tree plantation, solid waste management projects, involving citizens and school children in the process.
To promote a country of responsible citizens, Yi has organized “Integrity India Campaigns” to work with the youth on creating a national level awareness, debate and dialogue on the issues of transparency, accountability and ethical behavior. Yi has so far spread this message to more than 10,000 youth across the country.
Yi organises an annual national summit with themes relevant to India and its youth. The national summits include sessions and interactions with some of the finest and eminent personalities from various fields, across India and the world. 5 editions of the Summit have been organised to date.
Yi works in partnership with various organisations. These include the Government, Companies, Civil society organizations. On the international arena, Yi engages with the BMW Foundation to promote the “Indo German Young Leaders Forum” for young thought leaders from Germany and India to come on a common platform to discuss issues and find solutions for enhanced relationships. Yi also works with the Aspen India Institute to conduct leadership development programs
In 2008, Young Indians partnered with CII on the Mission on India@75: The Emerging Agenda, which reflects its aspirational role to facilitate the acceleration in India’s transformation into an economically vital, technologically innovative, socially and ethically vibrant global leader by year 2022. The Yi organisation and activities are today aligned to work towards the goals set in the vision of India@75.
With six years of glorious past and decades ahead that promise nothing short, Yi intends to become a larger movement and promote the positive attitude of “We Can, We Will”. For more details please visit http://www.youngindians.net/
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Through the Hindu “Business Line” article the author, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII), chronicles the development and evolution of the Indian industry in the post 1991 liberalisation era.
The author dwells upon how companies had to fight for their survival in the post reforms scenario after the Indian industry was thrown open to competition from abroad after many decades of protection. He further elucidates the theme of corporate social responsibility suggesting that it is only now that industry is in a position to give back to society. Mention is also made of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and its key role in supporting the reform process and improving competitiveness.
The author concludes by making a case for heightened private participation in government led interventions for wider, broad based reforms.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
The travails of the global economy appear to be still not behind us, despite gradual recovery during 2010 from the worst global
economic conditions since World War II. Continued fiscal and debt burdens vitiate the recovery process, imparting a degree of
fragility and uncertainty to global economic conditions. The world needs a new source of growth and stability, and India, a
rapidly growing economy with strong internal demand, offers a new opportunity.
India remained relatively untrammeled by the developments in the Eurozone and reverted to close to 9% GDP growth rates in
2010. Growth was broad-based across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and services. Public commitment to
calibrated exit from expansionary fiscal policy and continued corporate and household confidence have helped sustain a
virtuous growth cycle. The resurgence of the rural economy and intensified infrastructure mission further strengthened the
foundations for medium-term growth propensities.
CII News Update
Ms Sfiti Riat, Chair, Young Indians (Ludhiana Chapter) welcome the members to the Pathfinder of Yi Ludhiana Chapter held at A’Hotel, Ludhiana on 11th May 2013. She also welcomed Mr D L Sharma, Chairman, CII Punjab State Council and Mr Vishal Juneja, Vice Chairman, CII Ludhiana Zonal Council to bec.....
Yi Chandigarh Tricity chapter organized a Flash Mob with the kids of the Yi ViVidha centre on 16th March 2013 at Sector 17 Plaza, Chandigarh
Yi Chandigarh Tricity chapter organized an orientation session for the students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) on 12th Feb 2013 at their campus.
On the occasion of celebrating 10 years of Young Indians, Yi Ludhiana Chapter has organised an interactive session with Dr. Shikha Sharma, a renowned nutritionist and dietician, on “Top secrets to remain healthy and young” at DMC, Ludhiana. The main objective was to make participants aware of the .....
“We all need to realize our respective responsibilities and work together in a coordinated manner to eradicate the evils out of the society and revolutionise the existing system and build a better India”, shared Dr Kiran Bedi, Retd. IPS and Social Activist, while addressing the Panel Discussion on .....
Yi Delhi Chapter had organized a Panel Discussion on “Waking up to our Collective Responsibilities-A Clear and Present Danger” on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 at Conference Hall, CII Headquarters, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-3.
Yi Chandigarh Tricity Chapter organized an interactive session with Dr Shikha Sharma on 18th Jan 2013 at CII NR HQ, Chandigarh.
Yi Chandigarh Tricity Chapter celebrated Lohri festival along with the kids of the Yi ViVidha centre on 12th Jan 2013, at the Yi ViVidha centre, Chandigarh.
To celebrate the 10 years of foundation of Young Indians, Yi- Raipur Chapter in association with Sarda Energy & Minerals Limited organized Reflector Sticker Promotion Campaign......