Meet the Visionary Leader
Swati Karad Chate
Executive Director, Trustee & Secretary General, MAEER MIT Pune
India, the land of diversity and opportunity, stands as the world's youngest nation, with an astounding 60 to 65% of its population in the youth bracket. This demographic advantage is our nation's greatest strength, offering a unique chance to propel our country to new heights. Our youth, as Swati Karad Chate passionately expresses, possess the power to reshape the world, just as Swami Vivekananda did in his time. Our rich cultural heritage, coupled with modern education and technology, creates a dynamic platform for transformative change. This International Youth Day serves as a reminder of the remarkable potential lying within our young minds.
Drawing inspiration from India's icons—be it Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, or Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam— the significance of understanding and embracing our culture's scientific and ethical dimensions. Our history holds the key to striking the balance between technological advancement and societal well-being.
The concept of sustainability and ethical living was inherently ingrained in our way of life, a trait our youth must revive and incorporate into their journey. We encourage the youth to study history, and learn the strategies and thought processes of Indian icons. By recognizing our rich heritage, the youth can imbibe the wisdom of the past to shape a better tomorrow. The fusion of ancient wisdom with modern education is the way forward, a path that our youth can lead India and the world towards a harmonious future.
Our youth is curious to explore, learn, question, and contribute. As young minds delve into technological advancements, the generation can also explore the depths of history, discovering strategies and insights that can light the path forward.
With a fervent belief that strong cultural roots are the foundation of meaningful lives, together we can encourage the youth to embrace their heritage while embracing innovation. This balance will not only shape careers but also transform lives and society.