Young Indians (Yi) Net

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About Young Indians(Yi) Net
Description Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation playing a proactive role in India's development process. Yi was formed in the year 2002 with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realise the dream of a developed nation. Yi has around 1200 direct members in 25 city chapters, 300 members through its corporate chapters, 5900 students through student nets and 11,000 young and progressive farmers through the farmer nets.

Yi membership includes young progressive Indians between the age group of 25 & 40 and comprises entrepreneurs, professionals and 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 by becoming an integral part of the Indian growth story. Yi's work can be divided primarily into two groups; "Youth Leadership" and "Youth Social Entrepreneurship".

Under youth leadership, Yi works effectively for promoting leadership skills for its members through the learning programs and missions to companies of global excellence in India and abroad; the development and engagement of students through its 93 Student Net platforms that has 5578 students; and the Farmers Net platform that has enrolled more than 8500 young & progressive farmers providing them with real time agricultural inputs and know-how. Yi's regional and national summits on themes related to youth and their role with speakers who have set examples on these fronts and its engagement with the governments at the state and national level gives an opportunity for the members to enhance their leadership skills.

Under youth social entrepreneurship, Yi engages its members under the board categories of education, environment, healthcare, next practices, employability, arts (sports & culture) and rural initiatives contributing positively to its surrounding eco system and the nation. Through its initiatives like Akshara under Education, Yi has impacted more than 15000 students across 57 centers and has successfully managed campaigns like the 'SYightboard Project', providing blackboards to schools across different cities, reaching out to 1070 schools nationally and impacting approximately 2,53,000 children.

Yi has been instrumental in skilling & placing 1300 youth under the aegis of its Employability program. Under the Healthcare initiative, over 175000 children have been dewormed in addition to many other health awareness programs across the community in different cities. Within the sphere of Environment, Yi conducts Green I contest to encourage and motivate school children to bring out sustainable green campuses through ideas, campaigns for tree plantation, solid waste management projects, involving citizens and children in the process. Yi is also in the process of planting one million saplings across the country through its 'One Million Tree Project'.

The Next Practices platform of Yi brings an opportunity for students and members to engage in a structured discussion to bring "out of the box" ideas and evolve solutions to common problems. This is implemented through the "Blue Ocean Dialogue", "Packet of Seeds" and "Think Yi". Yi strives to engage members and students in cultural activities like musical concerts, visiting to heritage monuments for learning, traditional dinner, celebrating the 100th year of the Indian National Anthem and initiatives that connect the youth with areas inclined towards Arts, Sports and Culture. Yi engages around 10000 people each year during the World Heritage Week.

Under the "International Engagement", Yi is one of the proud founders of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance which is a collective of leading entrepreneurially-minded organizations representing the G20 countries who seek to promote youth entrepreneurship as a powerful driver of economic renewal, job creation, innovation and social and is one of the founders of theCommonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) which is a network of young entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth Asia region and the organizations that support them. Yi has organized learning missions to many countries around the world to understand and learn from the best practices and cultures of countries around the world. It has also worked with the Planning Commission of India in conducting consultation workshops across its chapters for accumulating a youth perspective to be included in the 12th Five Year Plan and with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India to facilitate missions of visiting delegations of young entrepreneurs to India from around the world.

With nine years of glorious past and decades ahead that promise nothing short, Yi intends to become a larger movement of young people and promote the attitude of "We Can, We Will".
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