Bindass partners with UN's Information Center for India and Bhutan to present 2nd Annual Young Changemakers Conclave

The United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan hosted its 2nd Annual Young Changemakers Conclave in Mumbai in partnership with the US Consulate on 14th April 2012. The conclave was presented by Bindass.

Mr Peter Haas, US Consul General and Samyak Chakrabarty, Managing Director, Youth Media Group hosted the evening.

200 young individuals between the ages of 18 to 35 were selected from diverse backgrounds out of the 5000 who applied, to attend this day long event to discuss, deliberate and confer on a wide array of topics while engaging with current day leaders. The key focus point of the Conclave was "Role of Youth: Transforming Dialogue To Action".

Inspirational speakers from various domains of academia, sport, business, technology, politics, music, journalism/media, arts/literature, social change and film were be a part of the 2nd Annual Young Changemakers Conclave in Mumbai. This was followed by a Q&A session and concluded with a "Youth Leaders Dinner', with a Keynote Address by Anurag Singh Thakur of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Commenting on the Bindass Young Changemakers Conclave, Keith Alphonso, Business Head, Bindass said, "Bindass as an achiever brand aims to inspire and encompasses qualities like Grit, Style and Success and that's what the youth stand for. The youth today exist in an environment of Fragile Invincibility which is comprised of hyper competition across numerous opportunities in a country like India. Yet they are able to overcome the environment and succeed due to a constant spirit of "Can do'. The new brand campaign of Bindass depicts this "Rest Less Do More' attitude. The Bindass young changemakers conclave was a great opportunity for the youngsters to connect and share their thoughts with eminent personalities on a common platform."

Samyak Chakrabarty, Managing Director, Electronic Youth Media Group and also the youngest CEO in India at 23, has conceptualized the idea of this conclave since its inception, he said, "The 2nd Annual Young Changemakers Conclave has been constituted to enable an interaction between diverse leaders and the next generation with the hope that this dialogue will lead to sustainable social change and awareness"

Also present on occasion was Ms Kiran Mehra Kerpelman, Director, United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan who has been recently appointed by UN Secretary General Mr Ban-Ki-Moon.

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