JAMSHEDPUR/JAJPUR, JAN 12
Day 2 at Dhwani commenced with reflecting on the thoughts and perspectives laid down by India’s foremost thinkers, Swami Vivekananda – Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached. Joining the conclave digitally were over 900 youngsters from 8 locations across Jharkhand and Odisha.
In a session with Ravi Choudhary and Anjali Dalmia, ‘Youth engagement for Climate Action’ was explored. The conversation revolved around the importance of youth mobilisation at the local level and the need for environmental protection measures to move in tandem with development.
Pravin Nikam, Founder ROSHNI Foundation & National Youth Awardee while encouraging the youngsters at the conclave saidd, “Always find your calling, persistently work towards your goal and strive for excellence in your chosen field.”
Emphasizing on the importance of dialogue and discussion, Chanakya Chaudhary, Director, Tata Steel Foundation, said, “It is important to have an opinion and it is even more important to put our opinions across in the appropriate forums. There is enough space in the governance and policy platforms for the voice of youngsters, and it is up to the youth to take responsibility and take the baton of nation-building forward.”
The conclave witnessed an expression of the youth perceptions and emotions through street plays, dance performances and skits. The essence behind the discussions during the two-day conclave was artistically captured by Madhusudan Majhi and Manas Nayak from Kalinganagar on a canvas.
Concluding the conclave, Sourav Roy, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel said, “In a year such as this, the pursuit is one of hope and youth remain an embodiment of this. The bridgital format of Dhwani has brought together relevant perspectives of over 900 youngsters which will be encapsulated in a youth aspiration report.”