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Chitkara University Hosted Youth Speak Forum 2020 in association with AIESEC on 8th February 2020

Chitkara University announced that it had a privilege of having worked with AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run organization and hosted a premier event Youth Speak Forum 2020. Youth Speak Forum event took place on 8th February 2020 at Chitkara University campus. The event was aimed at empowering youth by inculcating leadership potential in them.

The event was based on the belief that “we cannot build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future”. Being the world’s largest youth-run organisation, AIESEC had always strived towards empowerment of the youth and society which is free from all the social barriers. They had always worked towards uniting the world and making it a better place to live in by promoting cross-cultural exchanges.

AIESEC in collaboration with Chitkara University created a platform that brought together both young and senior leaders from a diverse cross-sector and multi-generational space. They inspired the conversations at the event around pressing global issues with a focus towards creating sustainable development goals. Youth Speak Forum 2020 witnessed an audience of over 900 students.

The theme of the event this time was – Grow, Evolve & Impact. It taught how to grow as a person, how to evolve into someone that you always aspired to be and how to impact the world with what you do. This theme was well received by the audience at the event.

The event witnessed 5 keynote speakers from different parts of the country delivering impactful stories. The keynote speakers who addressed the event were Ms. Sanjana Sanghi, Bollywood actress; Mr. Raj Shamani, a 23-year-old entrepreneur; Mr. Niraj Gera, an internationally acclaimed photographer; Ms. Aarohi Pandit, Pilot and Mr. Aarun Chaudry, Head of Retail at Delhi Duty-free Services. These keynote sessions were followed by a panel discussion which was well appreciated by the audience.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor at Chitkara University, said, “Chitkara University has many calendar events along with academics to empower its young students at the campus. It was an honour to work with AIESEC and hosting Youth Speak Forum 2020 at our campus. The event is aimed at making youth aware of the sustainable development goals with a focus on issues that actually matter.”

Prior to this, A pre-event was also organised in Chitkara University on 28th January 2020, called the World Cafe which gave the students an opportunity to discuss about world issues and listen to others’ perspectives.

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