Inspiring the young

Inspiring the young

Youth day

Inspiring the young

Mount Carmel College  celebrated International Youth Day recently. The theme for the 2016 International Youth Day was ‘The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption’.

 Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities and the numerous start-ups that have emerged in India during recent times have immensely helped in generation of employment opportunities, improvement in the standard of living and a balanced regional growth.

The chief guest for this celebration was Saveen Hegde, creative leadership specialist and Director of UNBOX,who  spoke about the importance, of giving ideas a chance to develop into great ventures,  and to jump at every opportunity being thrown at you, by becoming the player and not the spectator.

The  day’s events flagged off with a marathon, after which a panel discussion, titled and themed ‘The Road Less Travelled’ was conducted, with panelists of entrepreneurs from varied fields.

Aaron Punnen, actor and medical professional, Mala Mary Martina, CEO of ‘I Love Mondays’, co-founder of IQstudios, Naveen Thomas, currently leading Headstreams, an organisation that works on promoting human development through play, Sudarshan Metla, founder of Placeoforigin.in — a one stop store for speciality food from

across India, were present on the occasion. They shared their stories on the challenges they faced and experiences gained.

The programme concluded with an interactive theatre performance on body image, called ‘Permanently Imperfect’ by the Centre for Community Dialogue and Change, along with a workshop on idea generation, business plan and business model. A competition called ‘Minute to Win it’ on eradicating poverty was also held.

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