CII’s Young Indians (Yi) is all set to embrace Responsible Youth Leaders at the 20th National Summit ‘Take Pride 2023’
~The summit will shed light on significant initiatives such as the Yi National Road Safety Summit, Yi Masoom Summit, Yi The Future Conclave, and Yi National Climate Change Summit~
Chennai, 29th November 2023: Young Indians (Yi), the youth wing of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), proudly unveils the theme of its much-anticipated 20th National Summit, “Take Pride 2023,” scheduled for December 21-22, 2023. The two-day conference will be hosted at the esteemed ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, marking the pinnacle of a year-long dedication to empowering young leaders and fostering a transformative dialogue for the nation’s progress.
The theme for this year’s Take Pride, “I am”, symbolizes the collective identity of Young Indians. It embodies inclusivity, celebrating the diverse qualities, aspirations, and strengths that converge within Yi, fostering an environment of unity amid diversity. The 20th edition of the summit will focus on Youth Leadership, Nation Building, and Thought Leadership—pillars that define Yi’s commitment to shaping India’s future.
The summit boasts an illustrious lineup of keynote speakers, including esteemed personalities like Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, and Dr. TRB Rajaa, Hon’ble Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, and industry stalwarts such as Mr. Sridhar Vembu, Mr. Mithun Sacheti, and Ms. Vita Dani, among others. The diverse panel of speakers brings forth invaluable insights and experiences across various sectors, enriching the discourse on nation-building and youth empowerment.
Mr Dilip Krishna, National Chairman, Young Indians (Yi), “Take Pride 2023 embodies the essence of unity in diversity. It’s a platform where the dynamic minds of Young Indians converge to drive impactful change, recognizing that each individual’s uniqueness contributes to a stronger, more resilient community. We are thrilled to host this 20th edition of the summit, enabling young leaders to spearhead positive transformations within their spheres.”
Mr Shankar Vanavarayar,Chairman-CII Tamil Nadu State Council said I am honored to be a part of Take Pride 2023—an event that amplifies the voices and aspirations of India’s youth. Yi’s commitment to nurturing young leaders and fostering an environment of collaboration resonates deeply with the ethos of our nation’s progress. I look forward to engaging with these vibrant minds and supporting their endeavors towards a brighter future.”
Yi introduced seven new chapters this year, expanding its reach to more cities across the country. The year 2023 saw 50 Y20 sessions and 6 Mera Yuva Bharat workshops organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. Additionally, the Young Indians witnessed the launch of the Yi Masoom Cup League in association with the esteemed Chennai Super Kings, advocating for child safety.
Yi remains committed to child safety through its Project Masoom, working relentlessly towards creating awareness and eliminating child sexual abuse. The Yi Masoom Cup 2023, in collaboration with Chennai Super Kings, aims to amplify this vital cause.
The grand finale match, scheduled for 20th December ‘23, will witness the pinnacle of regional champions coming together for a noble cause. Additionally, an exhibition league match between the Yi National Team and CSK will further amplify the message of safeguarding children.
Yi forged partnerships with various entities such as Schwing Stetter India for Road Safety, EMRI for Farishtey, and Chennai Super Kings for the Yi Masoom Cup, demonstrating its commitment to significant social causes and initiatives.
Achievements of the year
Young Indians(Yi) has made remarkable achievements during the year 2023 yielding significant milestones. The unwavering dedication and innovative ideas brought forth by our leaders & members have not only strengthened our network but has also propelled our creation of positive change within communities.
We set forth with a crystal clear vision – HUM, the resounding HUM of Excellence, Collaboration and Significance, Yi has created bold strikes upward and forward. Yi now has a whooping increase of 24.18%, reaching the heights growth in the past decade, with a total of 6,223 members. With 8 new chapters and 2 in the pipeline, we have taken the total chapters to 66, from 58.
Year 2023 has been a year of the fantastic threes for Yi – three pillars have formed the base for the super structure that has emerged. We embarked on a journey to Build Youth Leadership, Developing Responsible youth for the future and be the voice of the Young India, through Excellence in creating awareness, Collaboration reflected in action and Significance by rendering Advocacy.
The Projects and the Initiatives have impacted the most fundamental elements of our society. The engagements driven through our stakeholders MYTRI, have brought in mind blowing results. These have created responsible youth, ready to take on Leadership positions in the future.
Yi’s partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Women and Child Development of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation. Not just the collaborations with the respective Ministries, but also worked independently with individuals with power and good intentions. Partnerships with corporates like and SCHWING Stetter EMRI Green Health Services have helped Yi maximise the reach of the Projects and the Initiatives – marking Yi as THE organisation of Significance!
Yi organised the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance India Summit 2023. The summit was addressed by many leading speakers from India and overseas. The summit was attended by 600+ delegates from 29 countries which is the largest gathering of business in a YEA event in history.
For the first time in the history of Yi, SPORT was route taken to create an ‘emotional connect’ to deliver impact at the Grassroots. To make sure this cause of Masoom is well driven and penetrated to the maximum extent Yi has joined hands with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who will now play an exhibition match with the Yi National Cricket Team.
- Yi has a remarkable 24.18% increase, reaching the heights growth in the past decade, with 8 new cities reaching to 6,223.
- Yi adopting 272 rural villages, having accomplished a total of 262 activities with a direct impact of 2.5 lac lives and more
- Yi has collaborated with 220 schools with over 2.2 Lac students across the nation
- Yi’s student network Yuva stands as 262 institutes and 169349 students during the year
- Collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt of India for 50 sessions of Y20 sessions & Mera Yuva Bharat workshop
- Impacted 1.5 lac individuals on Responsible road behavior awareness
- Over 1000 activities were conducted in the last 10 months, impacting the lives of about 1.8 lakh stakeholders under Masoom Initiative .
- About 1.7 lakh school students were sensitized on safe and unsafe touch
- Showcasing 8 outstanding Indian innovations at G20 YEA Summit
- 600 Entrepreneurs & Policy Makers from 29 Countries at G20 YEA India Summit
- Yi-CSK collaboration for Yi Masoom Cup Cricket League