Udupi, September 6: The Manipal Academy of Higher Education will organize the 3rd National Conference on Youth in Social Change on September 17 at Dr. TMA Pai Halls, Manipal. The aim of the conference is to encourage the concept of giving among young people and help raise awareness to bring about social change.
The event is expected to see the enthusiastic participation of around 1000 students from MAHE and other institutions. The main guest of the conference will be TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), Bangalore, along with other dignitaries.
The conference will feature panel discussions with renowned change makers from development sectors like Venkat Krishnan, Lead Trustee, Indian Welfare Trust, Sanchit Jain, Co-Founder, Robin Hood Army, Jigsaya Labroo, Co-Founder, Slam Out Loud, Kuldeep Dantewadia, Co-Founder and CEO, Reap Benefit, Vineet Saraiwala, Founder and CEO, Atypical Advantage and Ashutosh Kumar, CEO, Jagriti.
Speaking about the event, Dr. Ranjan R Pai, Chairman of MAHE and Chairman of Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), said, “The country’s youth are catalysts for change and can make a huge difference to the development of our society. . Through this conference, we aim to encourage and develop the spirit of generosity and empathy among students, so that we can create many generations of ethical and mass-change leaders for tomorrow who will chart the course for social development. and economics of our system. ”
The conference will also include poster presentations on various issues to promote constructive dialogue and societal change. There will also be the Manipal Seva Mela (an NGO Expo) where reputable NGOs will discuss the change they are bringing and also provide internship opportunities for students. The event will also feature a Social Change Hackathon on 14 different themes.
Dr HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, said: “This event will give students the opportunity to interact with the country’s social change makers and see the kind of difference that they can do. At MAHE, we believe that young people have a wide range of skills that can have the desired social impact. Through the National Youth Social Change Conference, we will support and nurture their ideas and help them contribute to society.
Lt General (Dr) MD Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) “Societal transformations, especially in a country as diverse as India, require the engagement of all stakeholders. This conference will bring together students, professors, NGO members and businesses under one stage. Our goal is to motivate and empower young people to turn their social impact ideas into actionable projects. »