Yuva Summit 2015- Inspire Innovate Engage

Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2015 by LEAD

Yuva Summit is a conference where thousands of leaders(College youth who initiated leadership projects) and educators gather to exchange their ideas and discuss about solving the problems in Indian Society and showcase their solution oriented work. “YUVA Summit 2015”, held at LEAD Headquarters of Desphande Foundation, Hubli. Every year Yuva Summit gives an opportunity for faculties and students to recognize the LEADers on their projects and their accomplishments. With the conference theme "Inspire, Innovate, Engage", Yuva Summit 2015 featured a variety of events to show just how LEAD is changing communities by catalyzing leadership development within the youth of India, 2000+ students, 150+ faculties and other delegates participated in the event.

February 6th began with the inspiring LEAD talk where LEADers spoke about their projects and the great heights they have reached through LEAD projects. LEAD talk featured the alumni of LEAD Abhishek Bendigeri and Sugreeva Tangde. It also featured current LEAD student members, namely Pallavi K from Talikoti, Archana Hegde from Sirsi, Mamta from Chitradurga, Dr. Shibu from Hassan, Santosh Patil from Belgaum and Satya Phanindra from Nizamabad.

 Kannada film actor Chetan Kumar delivered an inspiring inaugural talk. Mr. Rajinish Menon, Director of Microsoft Ventures shared his life story. Mr. Gopal Krishna, Co-founder of Infosys delivered a key note. The speakers shared their leadership learning with the youth and motivated them to turn their ideas into action. The LEAD talk was moderated and facilitated by Vijay Matti, founder of Campus Connect and also he is a LEAD alumnus. 

At noon Mr. Kailash Satyarthi and Mr. Narayana Murthy inaugurated the stalls of the LEAD students who had showcased best 65 projects out of 1300+ and also they demonstrated their prototypes of the initiatives that they had taken for the betterment of the society.
In the faculty panel session around 150+ faculties participated in the session and shared their insights on the topic Innovation and Leadership. Panelists included Mrs. Soumya Hiremath from CBALC, Ms. Sneha Hiremath from KLE Business Administration College, Mrs Shridevi Sintri from KLE engineering and MBA College and Dr. Ravi Saripally from GVP Vizag shared their views in building leadership and making students to think on new innovations.

The LEAD students with the purpose of abolishing child labour in India participated in a walkathon from DCSE Campus to The Gateway in the evening at 5. All through the way, students were shouting “Awaz dho, Hum sab ek hai” to spread message of equality as a support to Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, which was then followed with the award ceremony held at Taj Gateway. The award ceremony was hosted by Mr. Ajay Suman Shukla (Functional-Head-LEAD) and awards were presented by Mr. Kailash Satyarthi (noble Peace Prize Winner, 2014) and Mr. Naryana Murthy ( Founder of Infosys).

The LEaders who got the best LEader Award were, LEader Prajwal from NIE First Grade College who designed a prototype to teach children about astronomy. Students understand better when taught practically than theoretically. He has reached 400+ students. Prajwal has got 4 orders for the prototypes from institutions. He is planning to reach out more number of students.
LEADer Pallavi from SK Degree College was inspired by the NGO SIRI during her visit to Dharmasthala and then thought of implementing similar kind of idea at her place Talikoti. Hence she trained more than 1500+ women out of which 342 women started their business.  Pallavi has completed more than 13 projects and has benefited many villages. She has also completed a project under Jan Dhan Yojana. It has helped 7638+ people of her village to create the bank accounts.

LEADer Yuvraj from VSM Institue of Technology, Nipani has designed a prototype to reduce smoke which helps in the circulation of good air in the room. People, who visited his home, got to know about it and requested Yuvraj to install in their houses too. He has received 48 orders for the prototype out of which 9 have already installed. He is very active LEader and has completed more than 13 projects.

LEADer from Mr. Kalyan Chakrawarti from GSCET College has been associated with LEAD since April. Within 8 months he has completed 3 projects and 1 project is long duration project.  He has inspired 15+ students from his college and made them to join LEAD program and has also taken several initiatives. His project "Help and Build" has benefited 35+ kids. Every day student attends evening classes, and 20+ students have started regularly attending schools. He has also been raising fund from society and assigned teachers to teach. He pays Rs.2000 to teachers and rent Rs.1000/- every month. Adding cream on the cake, he is taking tuition classes every day from past 2 years and gets Rs.7000 per month. His one more technical project is Low cost Over Head Automatic on and off system!

LEader Ravi from Anjuman Arts, Science & Commerce College Dharwad is an Active LEADer. He has completed 30+ projects which impacted on more than 3000+ villagers. He worked on the concept of village development and drove of 30 different initiatives. He is more focused on rural development and has helped 12 families in construction of homes with the help of Government schemes.

Mr. Satya Phanindra from VREC College, Nizamabad is an active leader from past 2 years; he has been inspired by the LEAD concept and started attending workshops, trainings and events/activities of LEAD. (LEAD Innovation, LEAD Kick off, LEAD Valedictory etc). He has volunteered in many events, taken up 13 initiatives and completed the projects, more than 1000 people have been benefited, 30+ students have got inspired by him and joined LEAD program. He has mentored 20+ students, 30+ projects have been documented by him.  

LEADer  Niranjan from AITM Belgaum has designed a device which increases the bike mileage by 30% with the help of the water. It also increases the pickup of the bike. He has tried the device with the Honda Activa. It saves Rs.15, 000 a year. The device is now being used on continuous basis to one vehicle and is in process of installing it into several devices.

There were awards presented as ‘BEST Faculty Award’ to Dr. Ravi S as he promotes social innovation in college students and focuses on practical learning in students and insisted college to sponsor 12 students to take part in LEAD Prayana, a leadership journey. Jain College of Engineering got the “BEST Team and Supportive College” for being fully active in the activities of LEAD. The college has completed 70+ projects. It has initiated radium project for railway gate and bullock cart. Two students have been selected as LEAD Ambassador and large numbers of students have participated in the LEADership camp, 4 projects from the college were selected for the Yuva Summit. This year there were 300+ students registered with LEAD and 30+ students from Diploma College who has joined LEAD.

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