Aiesec’s Delhi University Chapter recently held its annual Youth to Business Forum at Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi on 30th July.
This year, Youth to Business Forum saw participation of speakers from various MNCs and popular brands. While, most of the speakers were Delhi University Alumni, there were also a few artists and entrepreneurs who didn’t attend any college at all. The session was jam-packed with young national and international delegates.
The whole event was divided into six panel discussions that touched topics such as media and journalism, entrepreneurship, art and innovation.
The Strategy of Innovation
The session was led by many corporate big guns such as Coca Cola India Head – Harish Chaturvedi, Hero Motocorp, Microsoft and Budweiser. The discussion revolved around how various companies are coming up with new ways bringing innovation in their work culture. Kamal from Mircosoft told the audience about their policy to send company’s employees to other places to explore new places to get more ideas.
The Joy of Media
The discussion saw the participation of Sagnik Dutta, from Frontline and Amit Tandon, stand up comedian. They talked about various issues pertaining to short life of news these days, especially on social media. Amit quoted many hilarious examples where people unnecessarily waste their time in commenting and discussing things online. Both the speakers also concluded that the commercialization of activism should be stopped.
The Thrill of Entrepreneurship
The discussion on the thrill of entrepreneurship saw the presence of four young successful entrepreneurs from Delhi University. Throughout the session, they discussed about their personal life experiences with their startups. “Startup seems to be very flashy from outside, but it is not at all a bed of roses”, said Mayank Bhateja, CEO of Letsintern. Prerna Mukharya, founder of Outline India, was a great motivation for all the women delegates in the auditorium, She explained how difficult it was for her to become an entrepreneur, but all she had was perseverance and it helped.
The Power of Success
The final session of the day was chaired by the young artists who chose their own path and made a huge difference. The panel consisted of Akshay Johar- DJ/Producer, Ruchi Naithani – Japanese Interpreter and Dhruv Visvanath – Guitarist and Music Creator. “There will be a time when you will be all alone and everyone will be questioning and ridiculing you. But one day, you will see that you have already made a lot of difference”, said Dhruv, who is a very famous among the youth. The session motivated the audience to take a plunge into the fields in which one is interested, rather than just going with the flow.
The session ended with a high tea session, where the delegates interacted with the speakers.
“I’m very and also relieved at the same time. I thank and appreciate the efforts of all the organising committee members. And I’m especially grateful to all the event partners and speakers guests who brought a spark to this event.”, said Angad Grover, Vice President, Marketing, AIESEC Delhi University.
The event ended with the most famous AIESEC jiving, where they make everyone in the auditorium dance on Bollywood numbers.