In order to fulfill that promise and satiate that drive within each of us, Toastmasters VIT presents India Emerge Youth Summit 2014.The aim of the entire summit stands to motivate and steer the youth of today to Reinvent 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.
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. We began our work in 2012 with our inaugural conference, where we inspired many students to work towards becoming a part of policies that govern our society. We then progressed to IEYS 2013, aiming at giving that very zeal some direction with the theme “Corruption and Contemporary India”.
IEYS 2014 will be conducted in September, at the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. VIT University has, since the start, been an ardent supporter of creative innovations and path-breaking projects. It shall once again open up its gates and welcome intelligent and experienced speakers to enthrall an audience of learners and shapers.
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 Reinvent.
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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 MoU’s 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 com-munication a world-wide reality. Through its member clubs, it helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking—vital skills that promote self-actualization, en-hance 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 San-tana, 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 Inter-national 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 ex-cept 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 un-derprivileged. 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-collegiate sports and cultural fest, Riviera 2011. The summit provided a constructive platform for helping young minds to channelize their effer-vescent 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 Con-test that won laudatory admiration and praises of the Area and Division Officers that su-pervise 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 poli-cy framework, that acted as a curtain raiser event for the intercollegiate Techo-Management fest, graVITas 2012, hosted by the university. The summit provided a con-structive 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 Com-municator Bronze award holders in the club within just two years of its existence. In addi-tion to this, the clubs have won the coveted “President’s Distinguished Club” title be-stowed 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 be-lieve in teamwork.