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.
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 nationwide 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 was exotic and its diversity was 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 24,000 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 19 undergraduate and 34 postgraduate programmes and draws students from 50 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.). 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 whopping 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 people 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 Sunday. 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 members.
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 Toastmasters & 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.
One of the most successful capatains of 1990s, awarded Arjuna Award in 1986 for his achievements, named Wisden Cricketer of the year in 1991.
Director & Instructor at Edge Institute for Financial Studies Pvt. Ltd. (EIFS), is an MBA in Finance from IIM-Ahmedabad and Washington University in St Louis, USA. Founder & Head Equity Research, Portfolio Management & Training, Involved in Corporate Training at Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Youngest speaker to be invited by Association of Technical Market Analyst (ATMA) to speak on Portfolio Management Techniques, Partnered with Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX), Partnered with India Infoline for Financial Literacy Agenda for Mass Empowerment (FLAME),He has also been cited in the Economic times as a force behind the Financial Literacy movement.
Director HR Operations- Capgemini, Head HR Corporate- Fortishealthcare limited, Principal Consultant, People Processes at Capgemini Financial Services Global Business Unit, Commander (Training and HR) -Indian Navy (July 1992 – April 2006) First Batch of Women Defence Officers in the Indian Armed forces in the history of India.
Ex-Director Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, he was designated as the Head of Nuclear Systems Division and was responsible for the preliminary design of 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) (contributed in design, R&D, manufacturing technology development, obtained statutory clearances for PFBR), H K Firodia awards for his contribution science and technology.
PGDM Marketing and Finance from IIM-C, Co-founder and director of Mrida Associates LLP, 2 years experience as CEO of Minda Industries Limited, 1 year 8 months- CEO and Group Executive Director of Luminous Power Technologies Limited, Co-founder and Director of a social Business Venture operating in areas of renewable energy for rural electrification and Processing/Marketing of agricultural products and Medicinal Plants and Herbs.
CEO of GluePlus India Pvt. Ltd, Ex-Vice President at Deloitte & Touché in Hyderabad, Represent India in the famous Television series – “The Apprentice”, Written & directed over 11 big budget dramas & plays that were attended by over 6000 people, “All Star” Award – an award that selected the best from among the Managers, Senior Managers and Vice-Presidents in Deloitte India.