Yi-Mysuru gets national recognition

Yi-Mysuru gets national recognition

Young Indians (Yi) Mysuru recently received a national level recognition and appreciation for its work in the last one year under the leadership of Ramya Bopanna the then chairperson, supported by Akshara Kumar, the current chair during the Yi national annual event held in New Delhi, recently.

Yi, an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry, works towards nation building, thought leadership and youth leadership. Yi-Mysore came into being about three years ago and the members are actively involved in society-centric activities in close collaboration with different bodies.

‘Gift an Organ’ developed innovative ways to educate citizens on the importance of organ donation and organised a walkathon where around 2,000 applications were submitted by citizens to Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka (ZCCK) for Organ Transplantation.

‘Masoom’ is spreading awareness on the importance of child safety, child sexual abuse and the need for people’s participation to put an end to these heinous crime against children. Children were sensitised across 32 schools in the form of a human chains. Yi-Mysuru also trained MSW students of the University of Mysore on child safety, who in turn have trained school students under 18 Gram Panchayats in Hunsur taluk.

‘WhyNotMysore’ is an entrepreneurial summit to harness entrepreneurial spirit in Mysuru. It was a trendsetter, which saw 450 participants, comprising entrepreneurs, start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Yi Mysuru closely worked with the Police department and Mysuru City Corporation to bring down unnecessary honking and has identified 35 locations for installation of sign boards on ‘Avoid unnecessary honking’ to curb noise pollution.

They closely worked with Yuva colleges and were also involved in rural initiatives. Yi Mysuru has adopted the Mathru Mandali circle. At Yi national annual day, two members of Yi-Mysuru were selected for the national team for the year 2017-18, Utsav Agarwal, chairperson for National Yuva, and Ramya Bopanna for National Leadership Academy.

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