Youth Speak Forum (YSF) powered by AIESEC, a premiere event that brings together young and senior leaders to form a diverse cross-sector and multi-generational space for inspiring conversations around pressing global issues, was held on 10th & 11th of September 2016 in NMIMS Campus at Shirpur. The forum aims to create an environment where people from diverse backgrounds can cross-pollinate ideas, share insights and gain new perspectives to create actionable outcomes to push the world forward.
175 students from School of Pharmacy & Technology Management and Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering participated in the event.
The event had renowned speakers from different professions who motivated and influenced the students and shared their stories of success.
Farrhad Acidwala, a 22 year old Indian entrepreneur, investor and TEDx speaker was the first speaker on this occasion. He started off as one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs and joined the entrepreneurial ranks at age 13, when he decided to build an online community devoted to aviation and aero-modeling and then invested in Rockstah Media, now an international, award-winning agency focusing on branding, marketing and web development in Maharashtra, India. His message to the audience was that never be high headed as somewhere someone knows more than you.
Mr. Rohan Shah, an Indian actor and has been a part of over 250 Television commercials, shared his rise to fame story with the audience and inspired them to make their own trail.
Mr. Linto, member of a popular YouTube channel Be YouNick, shared about how his channel which was once struggling for views on YouTube, came to fame with a world cup cricket match.
Amrita Joshi, an amazingly talented and versatile Dancer, Choreographer & Actor from Indore, who left her job of a leading production house (a second best placement in college) and went on to become what she is today. She advised audience that “Only you know what you want and what you want to do and how to do it, don’t listen to people and success can never be achieved if you don’t accept your fears.”
A debut author Savi Sharma who recently self-published her first book “Everyone has a story” also shared her story on how she got the inspiration to write the book and drop out from her college in the final year of her CA. Within a month, she has sold approximately 5000 copies via online portals.
Apart from having sessions with various young and inspiring speakers, the YSF also had a number of joyful activities. Some students shared their internship experiences along with interesting videos to make aware audience of the opportunities to travel and explore the world through AIESEC. The participants were explained how exchanges help to evolves you as a person and inculcate leadership qualities.
The inspiring words of the speakers and their overwhelming stories changed their perspective and they all seemed to have a different outlook towards life. It helped them see the scope of success outside the pages of the book. They not only understood the importance of hard work but also realized that many at times sacrifices are needed to be made to pursue your dreams and realize your full potential.
Apart from the dignitaries the event had the prominent presence of Dr. R.S.Gaud, Director, NMIMS, Shirpur Campus.
Anand Nair (VP-Digital Marketing of AIESEC in NMIMS Shirpur) introduced the chair for YSF 2.0- Sarthak Sehgal who shared a few words. The Core-Committee President, Rishabh Saxena then declared YSF 2.0 open with a short speech.
The event was hosted by Allen Samuel, Imlila Jamir and Suchita Shetty, members of AIESEC in NMIMS Shirpur.