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).

(You need broadband to watch this visual. In case, the streaming is not smooth, please download in wmv format ( 4.75 mb) and play in your windows media player.)

You can watch this visual in the following link also

If you want to download - Right click this link and save to your desktop


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