Present in over 124 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organization. AIESEC in Delhi University is a leading local chapter of AIESEC in the world delivering the highest quality of international internship experiences. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today.
AIESEC in Delhi University has always been known to pioneer events. Events are a way to create an impact on the society, thereby showcasing their core product – Responsible Leadership. Through these events, it aimed to create more dynamic and capable member experiences apart from inevitably spreading awareness about critical issues. This time, it was Annual AIESEC Youth Festival.
YOUTH TO BUSINESS FORUM
Youth to business aims to connect young leaders and businesses around relevant topics in the world to generate new ideas, to explore the topics of leadership, innovation and corporate responsibility so as to generate thoughts about the future.The Youth To Business Forum 2014 was held on 30th July,2014 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi. The forum was based on the theme “At the Speed Of Ideas.”
It primarily targeted the problem of unemployment in the new generation. This year, Youth to Business Forum saw participation of speakers from various startups and popular brands( Ab-inbev, Hero, Coke, Microsoft, The Hindu, Letsintern, SkyHippo etc) While, most of the speakers were Delhi University Alumni, there were also a few artists and entrepreneurs who didn’t attend any college at all. The session was jam-packed with young national and international delegates. The whole event was divided into six panel discussions that touched topics such as media and journalism, entrepreneurship, art and innovation. It started at 11 am and ended at 5 pm.
Through UDAAN, the Delhi University chapter of AIESEC plans to provide underprivileged children with an opportunity to express themselves through cultural workshops and competitions and direct them towards quality educational opportunities.
This year Udaan was conducted on 2nd August’14 at National Bal Bhawan, New Delhi. About 2000 underprivileged children participated in this event to celebrate the spirit of Balkalakaar. The day started with a hour long session of dancing followed by an art competition. After pumping in energy, the event moved into a fun-filled hour comprising of various dance competitions and magic show. One volunteer shares his experience, “Udaan’14 lets you be the impact by touching lives of deprived young minds by creating memories and experience of a life-time for them” The event ended at 4 pm. Kids waved goodbye, clicked a lot of pictures and promised to meet again.
PLANET DELHI- THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
Global Village is a cultural extravaganza of 100 youth leaders from across 25 countries. Our interns set up stalls where they showcase the culture of their countries. The day kick started with a magnificent Cultural show involving singing, dancing and presentations followed by the International Cultural Exhibition and a Global Café where in the youth of Delhi got a chance to interact with the Internationals and share their experiences. Planet Delhi was held on 3rd August at Rrala’s Habibi, MGF Mall, Saket. The event represents more than half the planet, hence the name Planet Delhi. The event started at 2.30 pm and drew to a close at 7.30 pm.
Throughout the year, AIESEC in DU organize a dynamic calendar of public events, seminars, information briefings and public events. They believe that knowledge truly is power. Through these events they seek to inform students about the international opportunities that AIESEC provides them to learn and grow as responsible global citizens. They are focused on activating leadership and developing everyone’s abilities through proactive learning and therefore unlock the potential of ourselves and others.