Young Indians (Yi), Sikkim organized a cross chapter with Yi Nagaland from 6th to 8th of April, 2022. The 3 day program was filled with exchange of knowledge & culture between the representatives and participants of Yi. The press release from Yi Sikkim reported that on 6th April, the cross chapter started with Yi Siliguri welcoming Yi Nagaland at Milestone Hotel & Banquet, Siliguri, where Yi Siliguri members had a breakfast interaction with Yi Nagaland members, over 38 members from both chapters met to meet & greet each other. The confluence of the Northeast meeting, the gateway of Northeast, was cherished by everyone present. It was informed that the first day started with major learning activities with industrial visits to 2 of the most famous brands of Sikkim – WAIWAI & Sikkim Supreme manufacturing facilities. Yi Sikkim members were joined by 19 Yi Siliguri members along with 22 Yi Nagaland members for the industrial visit.
“It was a great learning experience for all to see the entrepreneurial spirit of the man who started from a small town in Nepal to owning 6 factories in India alone along with other global presence to build one of the fastest growing noodle brands in the world.” Yi Sikkim informed.
On 7th evening Yi Sikkim & Yi Nagaland members had interactions with local entrepreneurs of Sikkim at Denzong Shangrila Hotel & Spa, Gangtok in hopes of weaving a to better understanding of entrepreneurial eco-system in both the states. During this entrepreneurs meet both the chapter members along with local entrepreneurs got an opportunity to look beyond boundaries for their enterprises.
“Being an organic state Yi Sikkim hosted a business meet with Mr Mayank Parihar, COO of Sikkim IFFCO Ltd on 7th evening at Denzong Shangrila to understand the production, importance, market & future of organic produce in India,” informed Yi Sikim
Furthermore, on the 8th, Yi Nagaland members visited Tsomgo Lake to experience the Sikkimese beauty, where Yi Sikkim with the help of local community at Tsomgo lake organised an experience of dinning at an altitude of 14,000. Yi Nagaland members had an interaction session with the conservation community to understand the challenges they face living in such altitude. Sequentially, a cultural exchange at Teen Taley Eco Resort was held in the evening, where members from both the states were dressed in their traditional attire.
Young Indians (Yi) is a movement for Indian Youth to converge, lead, co-create and influence Indias future, formed in the year 2002, the founders of this movement said to have created a platform for young Indians to work towards realizing a dream of a developed nation. They say that it is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII): a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organization playing a proactive role in Indias development process.
Yi has 57 Chapters in 29 States across India with 4,000+ direct members. It engages over 30,000 college students under the brand Yuva, with around 3,000+ activities in a year. Its work is said to be divided primarily into: Youth Leadership, Nation Building and Thought Leadership. Yi members comprise of young progressive Indians between the age group of 21-45 years and of entrepreneurs, professionals and achievers from different walks of life.
“Yi Sikkim was formed in 2021 & is currently a 25 members strong organisation. It is also trying to engage students across the region under its Thalir & Yuva Programs for schools & colleges respectively. Since, its inception Yi Sikkim is trying to be instrumental in shaping the entrepreneurial as well as social ecosystem of the region by organising over activities & impacting lives” informed the forum.