Youth Speak Forum 2017


LPU and AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences), Jalandhar Chapter, organized the Youth Speak Forum- 2017, at university the campus. AIESEC is the world’s largest youth run organization which is spread in 126 countries to foster leadership in students and people.

Leaders from the industry,  academia, NGOs, and media addressed and interacted with thousands of LPU students, at the event. Prominent among the speakers were Director Corporate Affairs, Coca Cola, Mr, Chander Mohan Gupta; Regional Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Dr. Stanzin Dawg; Founder Chairman of the NGO, ‘Tejasvi Astitva’, Mr. DN Srivastava; and Ted X Speaker on Entrepreneurship Mr. Paresh Gupta.  LPU Director General Er HR Singla, and Senior Dean Dr. Sanjay Modi welcomed the guest speakers to the campus.

Addressing LPU students on “how to leverage internship to face rapid changes”, Mr. Gupta suggested they take a leaf out of Coca Cola’s book, that worked and innovated tirelessly to grow from selling 16 to 3.2 million drinks a day.  Guiding students in simple language, Mr Gupta said, “You all are in a guarded and guided environment presently, at the LPU campus.  When you step out of the campus and into the real world, your every action will be watched and assessed for right or wrong consequences. The simple will seem complex and complex will often seem unmanageable. Embrace your challenges and approach them with a disruptive mindframe. Innovate and ideate, to meet the dynamic needs of the time. Ensure you deliver  quality services and products, always. I think, innovation is everyone’s business, if you don’t innovate, you automatically lag behind.”

Dr. Stanzin motivated students on “Unleashing your potential.” Asking students to believe in themselves, be creative and use their potential to serve society. “If you want to see India as a top country, you ought to be job creators instead of job seekers. You are responsible for shaping the country and the global society, make yourself relevant to the market. Kindly think big, dream big and then translate those dreams into reality.”