With the aim of engaging the youth in effecting change, the Young Inspirators Network (YIN) was launched by the Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) on Tuesday, 19th August in Mumbai.
“Our aim is to inform, educate, mentor and sensitize the youth to their immediate and broader environment so that they can deliver a deeper sense of social issues,” said Abhijit Pawar, Founder and Chairman of DCF, an independent non-governmental organization, which aims to effect positive change in the lives of communities through delivering transformative socio-economic programmes within three to five years.
Pawar said that the YIN network would provide a platform for its members to be inspired and encouraged through connecting with various influencers and each other to take up a role in the social change while pursuing their individual interests,” he said.
Students from various colleges of Mumbai and Pune attended the launch of YIN at the Grand Hyatt at Kalina. “The main aim is to make a difference in other’s life. You would see that your happiness would get increased exponentially,” said Dr Rajan Welukar, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai.
“Everyone must have an idea, you must have an idea. If you have an idea, implement it,” added Dr Welukar. Making a presentation and connecting with the youth, Pawar said that we have to take things positively. “When somebody says ‘no’ it’s a ‘may be’ for me,” said Pawar.
He shared the successful experience of Tanishka and how it’s the biggest network of women in the world and ‘Water for All’ lab of the DCF. “It is not so that opportunity only knocks once. Opportunities are always knocking. If you have an idea, people are ready to listen… let’s be part of the change together,” he said.