From the powerfully persuasive Martin Luther King Jr. who inspired a revolution through his words, to the minds at Bell Labs at AT&T who prepared the first satellite phone, mankind has always been blessed with an assortment of change makers who continue to dream of a tomorrow with a brighter future.Following in such great examples, we as organizers of this summit recognize that each of us offers something unique to the society. The world of tomorrow is for all of us, but only those who dare to bring it into existence are the ones that can be responsible for it. It is time to bring back the future. It is time to Realize, Reflect and Rebuild.
The aim of the entire summit stands to motivate and steer the youth of today to 'Rebuild Tomorrow'. Tomorrow is a realm ruled by and catering to the individuals with a drive to achieve and accomplish the extraordinary. The summit aspires to provide such driven individuals bringing about change in the world with an interactive platform to share their experiences with the makers of tomorrow.
To truly reinvent something, it must be rebuilt. Looked at from the fresher perspectives of younger eyes and revolutionized through careful thought and deliberate effort. Toastmasters International VIT Student Chapter presents to you India Emerge Youth Summit 2015, a national youth symposium aspiring to igniting the fire for this nation-wide effort.
When the world was still a pile of rubble and stones, when all other men were still learning to hunt and survive, our ancestors were coming together to form what would soon be the greatest civilization on Earth, for many years to come. From our scientists who discovered the true nature of physics to our kings who redefined leading, India was born to thrive and revolutionize the workings of society. Its gold was sought after and its people envied. Its culture is exotic and its diversity is unique.
Just as a poor man looks upon a wealthy man with longing, the eyes of foreign invaders looked upon our great nation. Years of plundering and looting ensued. Wars were followed by rulings of alien empires which divided our people and stole our resources.
Suppression by The East India Company for over two centuries deprived us of a chance to grow as an industrial nation while the west flourished and prospered. When the brave leaders of the freedom frontier drove the oppressors home, we were left with a nation of lesser money, fewer resources and a haphazard economy. The true spirit of our country was put to test as we the people, led by the members of the first Parliament, rebuild the nation, brick by brick, piece by piece.
The economy bloomed, the nation prospered and we made our mark on the world. The seventh largest nation had become the world’s greatest democracy. But as every phenomenon is accompanied by follies, so is ours. Corruption and poverty loom over as evils. Societal division, differences between generations and pending adaptation to ever-growing technology drive like-minded motivated individuals to work towards a better tomorrow.
It is the building and coming together of such individuals that inspired the idea behind India Emerge Youth Summit 2015. With the thoughts of our accomplished speakers we hope to spark a revolution amidst the intelligent youth, one that leads to making our nation the greatest of all. One that reclaims our status as the Golden Bird. One that moves the masses to ideate, stand up and most of all, to speak up. One that changes the way the world looks at our nation. A revolution that through our views, opinions and words shall aim to realize, reflect and rebuild.
Situated on the outskirts of Vellore, VIT University is home to over 20,000 students hailing from different parts of the world and pursuing degrees in engineering and management. Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by our Honorable Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan, the institution offers 18 undergraduate and 34 postgraduate programmes and draws students from 47 countries as well as from every state in India. VIT is known for its international standards of education, having MoUs with over a hundred different foreign universities. The programmes in VIT are structured around nine schools of excellence, some of which have been accredited by National and International level agencies such as NAAC UGC, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), U.K., Energy Institute(U.K.). Teaching at VIT University is. Research centers are also part of the schools, encouraging interdepartmental collaboration and opportunity for students to participate in exciting research projects.
VITians have created placement records time and again, with the most recent one being Accenture that placed a whooping 1,492 students in campus recruitment. An unfettered spirit of exploraton, rationality and enterprise thrives in the campus with the faculty being extremely supportive, highly qualified and student friendly.
The chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan was recently awarded the lifetime achievement award for the phenomenal reforms he has brought about in higher education. The university has been consistently placed in top 10 list of Indian colleges by leading magazines like India Today and The Week.
As an educational institution offering state-of-the art facilities to students from India and abroad, VIT is fast blossoming into an institution of international repute.
Toastmasters International is a leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Through its member clubs, it helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. It was founded by Ralph C Smedley on October 22, 1924, at the YMCA in Santana, United States. It was then incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932. Currently, it is home to 2,80,000 members spread across 116 countries.
A Toastmasters club adopts a "learn-by-doing" philosophy, wherein each member learns at a pace suitable to his or her developmental needs. The Toastmasters program is divided into two separate tracks - Communication and Leadership, with members progressing along each track by presenting speeches and taking on roles within their club, district, and Toastmasters International itself. The heart of the Toastmasters curriculum is leadership development and it also strength-ens one's leadership qualities. This is motivated in part by the fact that Toastmasters International is staffed completely by volunteers. Even the board of directors is composed of volunteers, who still hold memberships in local clubs, and are not paid. Toastmasters awards its highest honour, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), to members who have achieved both the Advanced Communication Gold and Advanced Leader Silver awards. To achieve the DTM typically takes five to eight years of dedicated service and leadership in at the local club, area, and division levels.
Toastmasters International is continually expanding its worldwide network of member clubs, hereby offering ever greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its program.
TMI-VIT is one of the most active student chapters in VIT, hosting sessions on all days except for Sundays. With a team of dedicated members, desirous of learning and of helping others learn, the Toastmasters experience helps blossom the internal Leader in all its mem-bers.
TMI-VIT partisans and indulges in a plethora of activities in the University. Joy Fest is a mass movement for joyful giving. In view of this occasion, Toastmasters International-VIT Chapter and Music Club-VIT organized Libretto, which was a social event to help the underprivileged. TMI-VIT organized an out bound training programme (OBT) for its members at Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh which comprised of various group activities that enabled the students to learn team work and leadership qualities.
TMI-VIT chapter also organized a national level summit, the Riviera Youth Summit which acted as a curtain raiser for the Inter College sports and cultural fest, Riviera 2011. The summit provided a constructive platform for helping young minds to channelize their effervescent energy and empowering the youth as well as acting as a guide in the path of moulding a superpower from within the nation. TMI-VIT has also organized workshops on Public speaking and Corporate expectations from young entrepreneurs. Moreover, in Riviera 2011 and Riviera 2012 we showcased our signature event Mouth Speak to test the communication skills and the team spirit in an individual.
The hallmark event on the Toastmasters International body is the Speech Contest and TMI-VIT hosted the club level International Speech Contest and Table Topics Speech Contest that won laudatory admiration and praises of the Area and Division Officers that supervise our club, branding it as one of the most sophisticated events.
TMI-VIT then organized the India Emerge Youth Summit 2012 on the theme of Indian policy framework, that acted as a curtain raiser event for the Inter College Techo-Management fest, graVITas 2012, hosted by the university. The summit provided a constructive platform for helping young minds to channelize their energy and guided them in the path of making a positive impact in the society around them.
The clubs have made phenomenal progress in the number of educational award holders. There are several Competent Communicator, Competent Leadership and Advanced Communicator Bronze award holders in the club within just two years of its existence. In addition to this, the clubs have won the coveted Presidents Distinguished Club title bestowed by Toastmasters International headquarters signifying the constructive zeal of the club. The clubs have bagged all of the membership awards - Smedley Award, Talk-up Toast-masters & Beat the Clock through its excellent membership drive. Toastmasters International VIT Chapter is a dynamic student chapter comprising of sincere and committed members who strive to attain the paramount standards and strongly believe in teamwork.
PRO VICE CHANCELLOR - VELLORE
PRO VICE CHANCELLOR - CHENNAI
Managing Director,Comfort Age
Master Of Ceremonies
Former Indian Cricketer
Founder Director,Pegasus Institute
Former Indian Hockey Player
Founder Director,Know your True Self Research and Training Academy
Chairman,Divecha Center IISc Bangalore
Retired IFS Officer
Deputy Advisor,Planning Commission
Executive Director and Member Secretary,Karnataka Knowledge Commission
Director,RedwoodEdge Corporate Training Consultancy
Aimed at encouraging people all round India to unleash their inventive potential and flesh out ideas spanning multiple dimensions.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are the wheels that steer the world into a brighter future. The world economy will tumble upon itself if new innovations are not reaped every day. Great ideas result into great undertakings which pave the way for glaring success. It is easier said than done because the process of realizing an idea needs a deep understanding of the world around, and an innate preparedness to cope with failures - an inevitable part of enterprising. In order to facilitate this vision of promoting entrepreneurship in India and the world, IEYS and Toastmaster VIT organizes Endeavor!, An international business plan competition.
Endeavor! provides a platform for potential ideas and early stage start-ups to evaluate their plan in the risk-free environment of a competition. It aims to bridge the gap between ideas and the realization of an enterprise. Support from organisations like Mumbai Angels, IAN, Global Entrepreneur Network and TiE makes Endeavor! A networking hub for entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.
Stage 1 – 1-day Hands-on Entrepreneurship and Business Model Workshop (Optional)
Stage 2 – Registration for Endeavor, A Business Model Competition (Registrations can be individual or in group). After they register, they need to make a B-Plan for their start-up and fill the form given on the website which will be viewed later.
Stage 3 – Shortlisting and Mentoring of selected teams. The selected participants from stage 2 will have to give a short presentation(5-10 minutes) on their B-Plan.
Stage 4 – In this stage, the selected teams will be provided with the feedbacks given by the judges from the stage 3. They also have to get feedback from as many potential customers as they can, to improve their B-Plan. Keeping all the feedbacks in their minds, they have to modify their B-Plans. Based on the modified B-Plan, 8-10 teams will be selected for the final round.
Stage 5 – Grand Finale at VIT University for top 8 - 10 teams. In this stage, the selected teams have to give a 20 min detailed presentation of their B-Plan including all the prototypes (flow charts, graphs, pictorial representation of their products(if any), etc.) Followed by the presentation, there will be a small 5 min Q & A session between the presenting team and the other teams/judges. Finally, the team with the strongest idea and plan will get to see their dreams come true!
Social Idea Technology Idea Clean Energy Idea Services Sector Idea Innovative Idea of the Year
1. The ideas are to be based on the points provided to them through the pamphlets and while publicity.
2. Idea should focus on problems experienced at an individual level ; Problems related to day to day activities, problems related to difficulties faced by younger generation ; inefficiencies you notice in your daily routine work.
3. The points should be comprising of all the feasible details of the idea.
4. The presentation should include all the necessary information regarding the raw materials, funding, market for their products, etc.
5. In short, it needs to very precise and to the point.
6. The teams need to specify the feedbacks and the changes brought in the original plan specifically.
7. The presentation should not be for more than 20 min.; the QA session will be 5 min for each team.
The Campus Ambassador, in his/her entire tenure, would represent IEYS – Indian Emerge Youth Summit, VIT University in their college.
1. Putting up posters of our events on student notice boards within 2 days of receiving the poster.
2. Forwarding the mailers to their student mailing list within 2 days of receiving the mails.
3. Publicising our events on their social media channels by sharing the link of our event.
4. Ensure student registration from their colleges on IEYS’15 website.
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Free merchandise (T shirts, book marks, etc)
Official Certificate from IEYS
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