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CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FEST 17 (CIYF’17)




The Chennai International Youth Fest 17(CIFY’17) – Biggest Youth Conclave, which is Jointly Organized byYouth Development Consortium and Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, scheduled from 04th to 20th August 2017.The Introductory session and launch was held at The Savera Hotel, Chennai on today 12 July 2017(12/07/2017).

The CIYF 17 is going to be the most exciting Conclave with 200+ Events engaging more than 2 lakh Youngsters across the Nation. The events are going to happen simultaneously in 70+ locations at various venues across Tamil Nadu.

The Chennai International Youth Fest (CIYF) will not only provide an apt platform to the youth to exhibit their talent, but would also generate a spirit of fellowship and awareness amongst them about social and cultural aspects of our country. Therefore, CIYF helps in bringing about positive social changes in the society and further strengthen national integration. Also, the participation of the youth in this event channelizes their energies in right direction. Therefore, CIYF 17 paves the way to empower, enrich and enlighten the mindset of the youth.

Youth Development Consortium (YDC):

Youth represents the most dynamic segment of the population and are the future of the Nation. The global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, of which, 14% are youth aged between 15 – 24 years. While the world’s youth population will grow significantly, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth, especially those living in developing countries’ economically stagnant rural areas – remain limited.

Generally youth is the backbone of a society. Youth’s participation in all aspects of society is very important at any time. There is a great and effective work to be done for upcoming young generation to make them feel empowered and train them for playing an important role in their society.
The youth constitutes the richest wealth of a country. Nearly 50% of the developing world population is youth and children. There are 1.2 billion 15 to 24 year olds in the world out of that one billion live in developing countries. This is often referred to as the ‘youth bulge’, as young people constitute a high and peaking proportion of population. The youth bulge represents both a challenge and an opportunity for development. Its duration is a limited window in which to develop a larger and younger workforce who can drive economic development and play a significant role in the social and political development of our country.
India is one of the youngest nations in the world. About 65% of India’s population is under 35 years of age. Indian youth have never lagged behind when called upon to meet any challenge. What we need, is to identify and channelize the power of youth towards nation building.

Youth Development Consortium (YDC) is taking a positive development approach for working with the next generation of leaders, and developing materials to prepare them for the transition to adulthood, and leadership. YDC strongly believes that when there is a supportive environment – youth are able to find innovative ways to create a future for themselves, and also contribute to the societies and communities in which they live.

Why CIYF:

Over the past few years, the profile of youth in world has undergone dramatic changes. Roles and responsibilities of youth changed with the passage of time. Instead of being taken care of, they increasingly take care of themselves and others. In today’s world, there are countless opportunities for youth to make a difference, not only in their own lives but also in the lives of others.

In this context, Chennai International Youth Fest (CIYF’ 17) strives to organize and recognize youth groups/organizations by connecting them with Socio – Economic – Environment opportunities available at national or international level, through workshops, seminars, cultural and contests. Our primary goal is to provide youngsters a platform to express their talents across various fields and provide them with necessary resources to nurture it.

CIYF’17 will be going to engage with National and International personalities, Youth Ambassadors, Government Dignitaries, Academic Professionals, Sports Achievers, Artists, Journalist, Youngsters and Students.

Benefits of CIYF’ 17:

Whether you’re already competitive by nature or could use some motivation to challenge yourself, participating in competitions offers an excellent opportunity to engage in teamwork, get a real taste of the business world, and make memorable connections over a shared experience. Very few opportunities in the average student life provide such exposure and realistic outlook towards the competitive nature of real life in such a short span of time as competitions provide.

Certain competitions are quick, often intense experiences in which students often only have a few hours to read and analyze the case, come up with solutions, and present them to a jury. This will help you realize your ability to stress management, self- control, decision making skills, a moral system of belief and creativity and innovation.

Whether it’s starting your own business or studying abroad, CIYF can help you realize your dream, develop technical and conceptual skills, Learn to empower students to take responsibility for their own success. The most important part of CIYF is getting our students away from their comfort zones and to a place where they can wrestle with their sin and immediately apply what they are learning to their lives in a number of ways.

We recognize the importance of placing value on upcoming generations. We place a large emphasis on pouring into students, developing their leadership, talents, and gifts. We believe that by impacting them, we have the ability to impact communities, congregations, people groups and nations not only in the present, but in the future.


Addressed by:

· Dr. G. A. Raj Kumar, IAS (Retd.)
Former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu,
Chairman – CIYF Central Committee.

· Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy
Chairman – Entrepreneurs Council of India,
Programme Chairman – CIYF’ 17.

· Dr. Nagarajan
Chairman, Tamil Nadu Para Sports Association.

· Smt. A. Nina Reddy
JMD – Savera Hotel.


Central Committee:

Lt. Gen. Arun Kumar Sahni, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM
Former General Officer Commanding in Chief – Indian Army,
Chairman – NCSSS.

Hon’ble Justice Dr. T. N. Vallinayagam
Judge – Lok Adalat, Former Judge – High Court of Madras & Karnataka,
President – ECI.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. K. Krishnan
Judge – Lok Adalat & Former Judge – High Court of Madras,
Former Member (Judicial) of Cyber Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. K. Patel
Former Judge – High Court of Odisha,
Member – Odisha Judicial Academy.

Shri S. Machendranathan, IAS
Chairperson – Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA),
Former Cabinet Secretary – Coordination and Public Grievances, Govt. of India.

Dr. G. A. Raj Kumar, IAS (Retd.)
Former Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu,
Chairman – CIYF Central Committee.

Dr. Uma Maheshwara Rao, IAS
Former Secretary to Chief Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. S. S. Mantha
Former Chairman – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Dr. C. Velan
Executive Director & CEO – TATA Realty Info park Ltd.

Mr. Chandaranath
Global Head – Procurement, Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Dr. S. Amar Prasad Reddy
Chairman – Entrepreneurs Council of India,
Programme Chairman – CIYF’ 17.

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