MUMBAI: The Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) on Tuesday launched with much fanfare the Young Inspirators Network (YIN) at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai at Kalina here.
The YIN initiative of DCF aims to engage the youth in effecting change.
A large number of students from various colleges of Pune and Mumbai attended the launch of the YIN initiative.
“Our aim is to inform, educate, mentor and sensitise the youth to their immediate and broader environment so that they can deliver a deeper sense of social issues,” said Abhijit Pawar, Founder and Chairman of DCF, an independent non-governmental organisation.
The DCF is working to have positive change in the lives of communities through delivering transformative socio-economic programmes within three to five years.
Pawar, who is also the Managing Director of the Sakal Media Group, said that the YIN network would provide a platform for its members to be inspired and encouraged by connecting with various influencers and each other.
“They (the members) shall play a role in social change while pursuing their individual interests,” he said.
According to Pawar, the main aim of this initiative is to make a difference in other’s life.
Making a presentation while connecting with the youth, Pawar said that one has to take things positively. “When somebody says ‘no’ it’s a ‘may be’ for me,” said Pawar.
He shared the successful experiences of the Tanishka Women’s Dignity Forum, which is the biggest network of women in the world, and the ‘Water for All’ lab initiatives of DCF.
“It is not that opportunity only knocks once. Opportunities are always knocking. If you have an idea, people are ready to listen. Let’s be part of the change together,” he said.
Pawar pointed out that YIN like the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) would have a global outlook. “YIN will provide stimulus to various, diverse-minded young adults, students groups and youth communities to work together for developing personal, professional and society networks,” Pawar added.
According to him, politicians, industrialists, bureaucrats and eminent leaders from various sectors in the country and globally will be invited to help mentor and guide the network to achieve the desired results.
In his address, Dr Rajan Welukar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai, said that the through the YIN initiative, students would see that their happiness getting increased exponentially. “Everyone must have an idea. If you have an idea, implement it,” added Dr Welukar.
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