“Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.”- Henry Kaiser.
Reinvigorated in the year 2016, with a reach over 8000+ schools, 164 cities and 25 Indian states, the Youth Policy Dialogue (YPD) the first of its kind in India is a student led dialogue. It kick started its Chennai round recently at Chennai Public School, Thirumazhisai – the school that is committed to create lifelong learners and future global leaders capable of ushering in a better social order.
The purpose of Youth Policy is to create conditions, learning, opportunity and experience, which enable upcoming leaders to develop knowledge, skills and competence. This allows young minds to be the actors of democracy, integrate into the society, play an active role in civil society and in particular, enhance their problem solving skills.
The IPN YPD focused on grass root issues in the shape of 4 committees:
1. Dynamics of achievement gap between private and public schools.
2. The need for India to import basic amenities rather than developing it themselves.
3. Exploitation of minerals and energy resources of the country
4. City press (photography, article writing, videography, caricature)
Although being debutants in Chennai, IPN YPD welcomed over 200 students making its mark in shaping up future policy makers of the world.