Indian Chamber of Youth Entrepreneurs(ICYE) hosted a grand inaugural ceremony to declare its official launch on Friday the 10th of March. The launch was hosted at the India House, London and was attended by H Mr. Y.K Sinha, Indian High Commissioner, Rt Hon. Lord Swaraj Paul, Member of Parliament Mr. Virendra Sharma, Mayor of Hounslow Mrs. Ajmer Grewal, Mr. A.S. Rajan, Mr. Balaji and Mr. Irfan Mustafa.
The ICYE’s President Mr. Tejinder Sekhon, Managing Director of Redsky Homes and winner of the youngest businessman award by the House of Commons in 2011, welcomed the guests and announced ICYE’s partnership with Pune Vidyarthi Griha, an education-oriented charitable trust with a 100-year history, with whom ICYE plans to setup an Independent Analysis and Research center. This partnership will help ICYE extend its presence in major cities such as Mumbai, Nasik and Pune.
Dr Sateesh Krishnamurthy vice president of the organization presented the essence of ICYE, beginning from the idea conception, the team formation and the larger ICYE vision. He spoke of ICYE’s primary focus areas which are healthcare, education, traffic awareness and road safety.
His Excellency YK Sinha delighted the audience with his simple, honest and completely moving thoughts. He marveled at the diversity of the group with a geographical spread including all of the North, South, East and West of India. Legislators, Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Medical Practitioners, Solicitors, Journalists, social scientists, anthropologists and students all coming out as one voice, a voice powerful enough to cleanse the society of all its disparities. He was elated by the fact that ICYE is an Indian organization belonging to no specific state or community base.
Lord Swaraj Paul spoke next and completely enthralled the audience. With the enthusiasm, spirit and forever young flamboyance that he brought to the evening, he showed why age is just mind over matter, if you don’t mind, it simply does not matter. His endearing talk stole the show for the evening.
Mr. Virender Sharma, MP addressed the gathering and focused his talk on the strength of today’s youth who are empowered to create a future matching their aspirations, and not be hindered by obstacle such as caste, color or creed which had haunted the previous generations.