The Social Street recently curated the 6th Annual United Nations Young Changemakers Conclave (UNYCC) .This year, the theme of the conference was "Make in India: Sustainable Development," urging the youth to take initiative and inspire them to make a real change in the society, by exploring the latest innovations and discussing current affairs.
The Conclave was attended by over 750 young individuals between the ages of 18 to 35 who were selected from diverse backgrounds to attend this near-day-long event to discuss, deliberate and debate around the core theme of the event, while engaging with the current leaders. The event started off with an opening address by Kiran Mehra Kerpelman, Director, United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan.
The 6th Annual United Nations Young Changemakers Conclave witnessed participation of distinguished personalities and visionaries such as Suresh Prabhu, Union Railway Minister of India; Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha; Sanjay Jha, National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress; Lakshmi Pratury, Founder, INK Talks; Piyush Pandey, Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather; Shivnath Thukral, Group President, Essar Group; Karishma Mehta, Founder, Humans of Bombay; Poulomi Basu, Photographer, VII Photo; Radha Kapoor, Founder & Executive Director, ISDI; Renowned AuthorAmish Tripathi; Ananya Birla, Founder, Svantantra Microfinance; Trishya Screwvala, Founder, Lighthouse Project;Fashion Designer Anita Dongre, Trisha Shetty, Founder She Says and Suril Desai, Founder, Bitcoin Information Technologies. The event also had an enthralling performance by musician Abhijit Jejurikar’s Dharavi Rocks.
Commenting on this unique event, Pratap Bose, Founder and Chairman of The Social Street said, “Over the last two years, India has emerged as the third largest start-up ecosystem after the US and the UK. With so many budding entrepreneurs waiting in the wings, we at The Social Street are proud to have curated the 6thAnnual United Nations Young Changemakers Conclave.”
Bose further added, “The conference was primarily aimed at engaging young thinkers and well known stalwarts to share their perspective and show us the way in making a difference in our society in our own distinctive way.”
In the past, the UNYCC has hosted inspiring talks by change-makers like the current RBI governor Dr Raghuram Rajan and renowned Author and Politician Dr. Shashi Tharoor, among others.