Manasi Kirloskar – Key Note Speaker at the LEAD : 8THYUVA SUMMIT 2018

Hubli, February 14, 2018: The LEAD Program of the Deshpande Foundation conducted its annual flagship conference, the 8th Yuva Summit, a Youth Development Conference in Hubli on February 3 and 4, 2018. The key note speaker at the YUVA Summit was Manasi Kirloskar Executive Director & CEO – Kirloskar Systems Limited, wherein she shared her life experience, challenges faced and how she overcame it with the large community of students attending the meet.

She further emphasizedon the fact that one has to identify their passion and purpose towards definingtheir career and life path. Giving her own example she spoke about how herinclination towards art made her pursue her degree in arts from Rhode IslandSchool of Design. How at a young age when she faced difficulty in understandinga certain subject at school made her realize that the “One fit for all” modulehas to be changed and hence she started her own non profit venture - “Caringwith Colour” – which aims to revolutionize India’s education sector by changingthe one size fits all schooling system, through embracing contextually relevantand activity driven learning paradigms. 

Manasi  Kirloskar also expressed that how apart fromthe core education her passion and liking for Painting, Scuba Diving,Hiking/Mountaineering and business added values like Taking Risks, Out of thebox thinking, innovation, Continuous learning, Self discovery, humility andleadership.

She closed herspeech quoting that all our efforts for self and social development should leadto one objective of “Making the World a Better Place”. 

Post her address ManasiKirloskar Inaugurated the projects exhibition and interacted with the studentswho presented over 30+ projects at the venue.

The event broughttogether over 1,000 college youth from across 5 states and encouragesleadership, innovation and entrepreneurship through awards, projectexhibitions, and panel sessions. Participants get to hear from and network witha national and international group of mentors, faculty, young entrepreneurs,students, innovators and LEAD alumni. 

8th YUVA Summit, a youth developmentconference witnessed:

Assembly of large number ofacademicians, entrepreneurs, Faculties, delegates and enthusiastic youth at theInternational Conference focused on instilling leadership, innovation andentrepreneurship among youth. On this occasion, over 30 innovative LeadershipProjects were showcased by young college students within a vast scape, cuttingacross the sectors of health, education, agriculture, livelihoods, technologyand more.50+colleges from Karnataka, Maharashtra,Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu participatedto share the success stories of young Leaders andnotable speakers. .

Leaders Accelerating Development (LEAD)

Deshpande Foundation’s LeadersAccelerating Development (LEAD) program strives to build problem solving andentrepreneurial aptitudes among university students. LEAD’s mission is simpleand impactful: have students take up issues of concern and implement solutionsin a stipulated time frame.


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