Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dr Kalam's interaction session with youth during Action 2020 UnConference

Action 2020 organising youth team addressing Press Conference
Action 2020 - UnConference was organised by India Vision online group on Saturday the 17th Jan 2009 at Chennai. In our earlier posts, we have given a brief report of the event and also published the photos. The whole event was organised by the young organising team of working professionals and students. (Photo above - Organising team addressing the Press Conference)

The highlight of the event was the interaction session with Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India over phone. His telephonic conversation was fed into the speakers so that the entire audience could listen. After his speech, he also answered questions from the youth.

Nandini, of Bangalore belonging to 'Changes' group asked Dr Kalam as to how corruption could be eliminated. Another participant Mr Prakash of Chennai from 'Bhoomi' group requested Dr Kalam to give some motivating quotes for reproduction in Schools.

After nearly 20 minutes of the interaction session, Dr Kalam requested the audience to repeat the slogan "I can do it; We can do it' India can do it." along with him. This energised the entire audience and inspired them to work with more dedication.

Please read the text of his speech in the following link

Please listen to unedited version of Dr Kalam's interaction session ( 19 m 30 s) by clicking 'play' button. (The streaming will be smooth in broadbands. If streaming is not smooth, please download the audio in mp3 format (18 mb) and listen through any mp3 player)

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Action 2020 - Pictures of the UnConference

Action 2020 - UnConference - PaticipantsAction 2020 - UnConference was held on Saturday the 17th Jan 2009. We have already given a brief report in our earlier message. The highlight of the event was the exclusive interaction with Dr Abdul Kalam for nearly 22 minutes. (We will be releasing the audio separately). Please watch the pictures, of the event by clicking 'play' button. ( 9 minutes)

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Action2020 - UnConference - A brief report

Action 2020 organised by India vision group
On behalf of India Vision 2020 online Group, partner organisations organised an UnConference titled Action 2020, to bring together more number of committed youth service organisations. The purpose was to synergise the creativity and enthusiasm of youngsters with the expertise of seniors.

One hundred participants representing 35 organisations, backed by more than 10,000 young professionals and students participated. They have already involved themselves in more than 500 projects covering more than 1.50 lakh people with funds outlay of nearly Rs.50 lakhs. These organisations are already in social service.

This UnConference was held on Saturday the 17th Jan 2009 at Chennai. The day long event brought forth lot of discussions and the participants worked out strategies to work together, without losing their individual identities.

Many eminent people like Mr T S Krishnamoorthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India), Dr Santhosh Babu IAS (Mg. Director, Elcot), Mr Jayachandra Naidu, MLC (a well known social worker from Andhra), Mr Sureh Kamath (MD, Laser Soft), Mr S S Rajasekar (Mg. Trustee, National Agro Foundation), Dr K S Subramanian (Former Executive Director, Asian Development Bank), Mr Ramachandran (Director, Youth Services, Rotary Club) and many others shared their views and experiences.

In the morning at 11 AM, Dr Y S Rajan (Co-author of the book India 2020 with Dr Kalam) interacted with the participants over phone. In the evening, Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India interacted with the participants over phone and administered the oath - " I Can do it; We can do it; India can do it.' (We will release the audio and text of the speech separately)

At the end of the day, all the participants returned home charged fully with full commitment and enthusiasm to develop the Nation.

The event had a good media coverage in the leading dailies, magazines and local Televisions. Pleae watch the feature telecast by Kalaignar TV. (This feature of 4 minutes is in Tamil. If you cannot understand Tamil, you can see the visuals to understand the magnitude of the event. We are releasing the photos of the event separately).

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

More than 250 service organisations form a network

Mr J Prabhakar, an artist by profession at Chennai has been informally bringing together for the past four years, various formal and informal service organisations of Tamilnadu, under the banner 'Ennangalin Sangamam' (Convergence of noble thoughts). He has met nearly more than 300 such great men and women who have committed their life to the social development. Every year, he brings them together for a purposeful discussion.

On Sunday the 4th Jan 2009, he had invited around 250 such organisations at one of the colleges, nearly 50 KM from the City. Nearly 500 people turned up representing around 250 social organisations, from 26 districts of Tamilnadu. It was amazing to see men and women joining together in large numbers, not withstanding the distance from the City, exhibiting their their commitment to the Nation.

Dr Mahalingam, a well known Industrialist of South India delivered key note address. Mr Girish Pande, Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai and many others particpated and shared their views.

Now Mr Prabhkar and his friends like Mr Murugan formed a Trust to bring together all the social organisations formally in the name of "Networking and Development centre for Service Organisations'.

India Vision online Group wishes them all success and effective networking. We Congratulate Mr Prabhakar and his team.

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