The Youth Ki Awaaz Summit 2018, being organised by India’s largest crowdsourced digital media platform Youth Ki Awaaz, is bringing together over 30 young thought leaders and changemakers from across the country to discuss key socio-political issues for an audience of over 2000 young people.
To be held on 1st and 2nd September 2018 at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath, New Delhi, the summit will feature powerful talks, debates and panel discussions.
The Summit will see discussions on topics such as caste-based discrimination; manual scavenging; afforestation in urban India through the Japanese method of Miyawaki; patriarchy affecting female police officers; life of millions of children on India’s streets without an official ID proof; implications due to lack of privacy; breaking stereotypes about disability, love and happiness; rampant fake news circulation; empowering young people to build a more gender-equal society etc.
The speakers include young elected MP like Sachin Pilot, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal, inspiring Kashmiri cricket sensation Iqra Rasool, actor Konkona Sen Sharma, female top cop Vijayanta Goyal, among others.
The series of three debates with Twitter will directly engage with young people and deliberate with elected political leaders on themes such as the federal values of the country; the relevance of the 3 pillars of our democracy, and examining the politics around protest in India and its impact on governance.
The Summit will serve as a platform for young people to engage openly on important issues that matter to them. The venue will be fully accessible to persons with disabilities with the availability of sign language interpreters.
“Young people’s voices seldom get included in the mainstream discourse. This leads to a severe lack of citizen voices and representation. Youth Ki Awaaz is India’s largest crowdsourced digital media platform giving young people a platform to speak up and address issues they care about – in their own voice. The Youth Ki Awaaz Summit takes this a step forward by addressing key social justice issues, and creating an inclusive platform for debate and discussion.”, explained, Anshul Tewari founder Youth Ki Awaaz.