- The event will be held on 17th September 2022
- The theme is Joy of giving through community innovations
- The conference aims to encourage the concept of giving among the youth
Manipal Sept 06, 2022: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) will organize the 3rd National Conference on Youth in Social Change on Sept 17 at the Dr. TMA Pai Halls, Manipal.
The conference aims to encourage the concept of giving among the youth and help sensitize them towards bringing social change.
The event is expected to see enthusiastic participation from approximately 1000 students from MAHE and Non-MAHE institutions. TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman, MaGE (Manipal Global Education Services), Bengaluru will be the chief guest.
The event will include panel discussions with reputed change-makers from the developmental sectors like Venkat Krishnan, Principal Trustee Indian Welfare Trust, Sanchit Jain, Co-founder, Robin Hood Army, Jigsaya Labroo, Co-founder, Slam Out Loud, Kuldeep Dantewadia, Cofounder & CEO, Reap Benefit, Vineet Saraiwala, Founder & CEO, Atypical Advantage and Ashutosh Kumar, CEO, Jagriti.
Speaking about the event Dr. Ranjan R Pai, President-MAHE & Chairman – MEMG (Manipal Education and Medical Group) defined the youth of the country as the catalysts of change.
“They can bring a huge difference to the development of our society. Through this conference, we aim to encourage and develop the spirit of generosity and empathy amongst the students, so we can create many generations of ethical leaders and change-mass for tomorrow who will build the path for the social and economic development of our system,” he said.
The conference will include a Poster Presentation on diverse issues to promote constructive dialogue and societal change. There will be the Manipal Seva Mela (an NGO exhibition) where reputed NGOs will discuss the change they are bringing about and also offer internship opportunities to students. The event will also have a Hackathon on Social Change on 14 different themes.
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Dr. HS Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education said that the event will give a chance for the students to interact with social change-makers of the country and see the kind of difference they can make.
Lt. General (Dr) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) said Societal transformations especially in a diverse country like India require commitment from all stakeholders.
“This conference will bring together students, faculty, NGO Members, and Corporates under a single stage. Our goal is to motivate and empower youth to transform their social impact ideas into actionable projects,” he added.