The YKA Summit 2018 concluded today with some of the most powerful conversations that could bring a revolutionary change across India and pave its way towards betterment. Many young and old politicians, actors, socialites and changemakers, including Shashi Tharoor, Konkana Sen, Vijayanta Goyal, Jignesh Mevani, Swati Maliwal, Iqra Rasool, among others were part of the 2-day event. The summit was organized by India’s largest crowdsourced digital media platform Youth Ki Awaaz.
The key takeaway from the Summit is the Youth Manifesto, which summarizes the conversation over 2-days, and highlights the critical issues that the audience endorses. This combined everything to create a document that would be shared and presented to leaders and media organizations, to ignite conversations, highlighting issues affecting young people in India.
The Summit saw stimulating discussions on key socio-political issues such as manual scavenging, caste-based discrimination, breaking stereotypes about disability, rampant fake news circulation, patriarchy affecting female police officers etc.
Anshul Tewari, Founder, Youth Ki Awaaz said, “Our vision was to unite people on one platform, use the power of storytelling, their personal experiences to communicate some of the most pressing issues of our times and create a large impact on the youth who honestly care and want to improve society. The audience was super passionate and keen to bring revolutionary change in their surroundings.”
“The traditional media spaces and platforms allowed few people to decide the kind of narrative to be communicated. That’s what we have seen while growing up. I think one of the key things that this Summit has achieved is breaking down the top down hierarchy and bringing people from the bottom to share their stories and create an impact on society”, he added.