Indian Youth Conclave 2016

Kolkata Bloggers was happy to associate with The Climber as blogging partners for their event IYC 2016, organized on 25th September 2016 at Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, Chennai.

Indian Youth Conclave is a youth fiesta that reiterates the importance of following one’s dreams. A carefully and creatively curated event to inspire the young minds to hold onto their passion, the second edition of this conclave was organized on September 25th at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai.

The Organisers : The Indian Youth Conclave was a brainchild of The Climber, a youth driven organization that believes in identifying and honing one’s passion through effective mentoring, workshops and events and takes a hard look at the current education system in India. This IIM Bangalore incubated startup has been awarded the best early stage startup by BzzWings 2015 and also recognized as one of the 10 best startups by TATA First Dot powered by NEN.

The Idea : After having a successful event earlier this year, the IYC was back with another day packed with speaker sessions, workshops, jamming and a lot more surprises to motivate the young minds to find inspiration to follow their dreams. Curated on the theme of ‘Inspiration- Live and UpFront’, Indian Youth Conclave saw an array of speakers ranging from poets to comedians to young entrepreneurs to technological experts.

IYC 2016

IYC 2016. Photograph by Srivatsan Sankaran

The list of speakers feature names like Abhilekh Tripathy, Harsh Songra, Chetan Korada,Chef Willi, AP Sreethar, Suhana Srinivasan, Vivek Karunakaran, Kokila Hariram, Harnidh Kaur. While Abhilekh Tripathy fought his way through poor grades and empty pockets to become the Indian Wolf of Wall Street at such a young age, Harsh Songra saw eye-to-eye with his disabilities to prove to the world that ‘someone’s opinion on you does not shape your reality’, a belief often quoted by his father. On one hand, Harnidh Kaur, a young poetess who believes in the power of words reiterated the 10 lessons she has learnt while surviving through the process of publishing and on the other hand, Chetan Korada, a race car driver believes that everyone must be as passionate as he is when he talks about ‘Clutch, Gear and Brakes’ endlessly without a breath. Shyam Renganathan , a stand-up comedian of the Stray Factory, entertained and motivated the audience with his trademark humor. The day came to an end with a mind-blowing performance by Alvin Presley, an engineer by day and musician by night, who rocked the crowd with his original compositions.

The IYC also witnessed The Backstage that ran parallel to the events going on inside the auditorium. The Backstage provided a platform to the delegates to showcase their talent and gear their passion in a more entertaining way. From art and photography exhibition to jamming pads to micro-fiction corner to a very popular Captain’s Corner where one could personally interact with the mentors, the second edition of Chennai’s IYF proved to be a grand success opening up the possibilities of promising future IYFs that would bring together young stories of passion and dreams.