CL Educate and Kestone concluded fourth edition of Young India Challenge (YIC) 2016, an innovative quiz platform that was open to all enterprising youngsters in India to explore their potential as a budding entrepreneur. The initial round of YIC 2016 was flagged off in August 2016. City/Regional rounds were held in September followed by the finale in November. More than 1 lakh students from 1,000 plus colleges in 80 cities participated in this nationwide challenge. The winners were announced during the final round on 12th November 2016 at Teen Murthi Bhawan, New Delhi.
Samyuktha R and Shateesh TR from ICSI College, Chennai were the proud winners. Samyuktha had participated earlier in inter collegiate events but this was her first ever stint at a national quiz platform. In addition to providing a platform to showcase their potential, Young India Challenge also had some promising rewards for participants. All 06 Finalists received research mentorship worth INR 25,000 from Accendere whereas all 12 Semi-Finalists received vouchers worth INR 5,000 from Career Launcher.
On winning the quiz, Ms. Samyuktha R shared experience of her journey with Young India Challenge, “The competition was very well structured. In the first round, the competition was pitted against students in our own city and from there we moved on to compete with students across India. The quiz was totally on the spot. We were told that it’s a quiz but had no idea about the levels. In the first three months, the levels had a completely different structure and then it varied during regional rounds and Semi-Finals. The competition in the Finals was really neck to neck and it was a marginal win for us.”
Piyush Gupta, President, Kestone, said, “Looking at the enthusiasm and competitive spirit among the students was enthralling and we realized our role in the process of watching them chase their dreams. As a marketing organization, we stand for creativity and innovation and today while giving these rewards in the form of Research Mentorship, we are proud to be equal partners in journey of these students to be budding young innovators and entrepreneurs one day.”
After the success of the first three editions, Young India Challenge was launched at a much larger scale this year. The challenge is held every year with an intent to shape the future of young aspirants from across the country. Kestone aims to reach even wider geographies and touch even more young lives next year. The school edition of YIC will kick start in January 2017.
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