Largest Youth Festival on Social Change-DATE WITH DEVELOPMENT 2017 that brought together over-6500 youth was organized on Wednesday at Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House by Leaders For Tomorrow (LFT),a not for profit organisation youth organisation.
Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi addressed the youth gathered at the event, engaging them in a conversation of how youth can be a part of development and the role education plays in achieving this dream.
Youth from colleges across Delhi/NCR, including University of Delhi, Indraprastha University and other private colleges came together to celebrate young changemakers. The event was based on the theme of “India 2030: Achieving Development through SDGs”, aimed at increasing the awareness among the youth about overcoming India’s development challenges.
The Festival included a panel discussions and sessions on achieving the SDGs by Ms. Atishi Marlena (Advisor to Deputy Chief Minister), Dr. Ritesh Malik(Forbes Asia 30 under 30 Entrepreneur), Mr. Ankit Kawatra(Founder, Feeding India), Dr. Sanjai Bhatt(President, National Association of Professional Social Workers), Mr. Martand Shardul ( Representative for Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth in South Asia)and Ms. Ritumoni Das (Co-founder, Katkatha).
The event also included cultural displays from different states, final competitions in fifteen categories, Music Band performance, Opportunities Fair etc.
“It is very exciting to see so many youth here today, who have voluntarily come together shows that the youth want to make a difference and that we are willing to work towards creating a better world.” said Mansi Saluja, one of the core organising team members of the event.