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Young Indians (Yi) Salem Chapter signed an MoU with Sona College of Technology on 29 May 2015. As an institution that has set high benchmarks in education, motivation, leadership, holistic development of youth and creating opportunities for them to be the change makers, we feel that SONA institution and its students will be able to contribute significantly to Yi and the India Growth story through Yi.
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This is the 1st of its kind innovative move from an Institution in Salem Region to have better linkage with the industry primarily for the benefit of the students of M.B.A., M.C.A., and Undergraduates  & Post Graduates of Engineering.

Mr. Purushothaman, CEO, Astral, Coimbatore, Member National – YUVA, Mr. Yatin Shah, Director, Bharatkumar Company, YUVA Chair, Salem, Vice Chairmen of Sona Institutions: Mr. Chocko Valliappa & Mr. Thyagu Valliappa, Dr. V. Jayaprakash, Principal, Sona College of Technology were the speakers in the occasion.

Young Indians (Yi) is an initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry to create a platform for young Indians to realise the dream of a developed nation. Yi has over 1600 direct members in 37 city chapter and engages another 10500 members through Yuva. The Yi membership includes young progressive Indians between the age group of 25 & 40 years and comprises of entrepreneurs, professionals and progressive achievers from different walks of life. “To become the voice of young Indians globally” being the vision of Yi, it provides a platform for young Indians to participate in and contribute by becoming an integral part of the Indian growth story.

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What is YUVA

With a vision to influence, inspire and motivate millions of students across the country who are the pillars of India’s progression for the years to come, Yi started its “YUVA” Platform, through which it envisions connecting students to the community, the corporate CEO’s and the country at large, working towards a movement for “Nation Building”.

While India is one of the youngest countries in the world, India’s is also one of the most diverse, in terms of language, culture, wealth and topography. India’s youth therefore, have a major role to play in maintaining unity within this diversity.

Towards this cause, Yi’s Yuva envisions in bridging the gap between the youth of our country and the communities they live in by facilitating greater community awareness, promoting social responsibility and involving them in community development initiatives. This engagement of the youth at the grass roots will create the foundation for a progressive and developed India.


A Yuva Chaupal is Yi’s initiative to create active dialogue with school and college students and engage them in self-development, community development and Nation building activities. Yi also aims to provide a platform for students to become change agents.

Educational institutions have to play a pivotal role in developing and fostering the qualities of giving back to the society in “young minds”.


To synergize students and their energy for positive action.

Objectives of Chaupal

To engage the students in:

  • Personal Leadership (through 3600 Programme)
  • Social Leadership &
  • Nation Building


The benefits of being a member of the Yi Chaupal include connection to successful Young Indians who can be their role models, an opportunity to start thinking and work for India, to gain experiences on leadership and team building, motivation for young minds to see realtime difference from their counterparts in the country and to engage in activities / initiatives that would have far reaching impact on the self and the country.