Young Indians

CII’s Young Indians (Yi) is a movement for Indian Youth to converge, lead, co-create and influence India’s future. Formed in 2002, Yi has a growing, inclusive membership with over 3200 direct members in 50 chapters, and 29500 students YUVA members from colleges. Yi membership includes young entrepreneurs, professionals and achievers from different walks of life. Through impactful projects and activities under “Youth Leadership”, “Nation Building” and “Thought Leadership”, Yi hopes to emerge as a premier Indian Youth Organization and play an important role in Nation Building. Yi is one of the proud founders of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20) & CAYE- Asia Pacific.

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  • December 21, 2023

  • December 22, 2023

December 21, 2023

Main Schedule

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Opening Ceremony - Take Pride 2023
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Key Note
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Speaker Session - Mr.Sridhar Vembu, CoFounder & CEO, Zoho
Mr. Sridhar Vembu (CoFounder & CEO of Zoho)
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Stand Up Comedy
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Stories Untold - Episode 1
3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Speaker Session - Mr.Mithun Sacheti, Founder Caratlane & Mr.Harish Bhatt, Former CEO, Tata
Mr Mithun Sacheti (Founder of Caratlane)
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Speaker Session - Dr.Palanivel Thiagarajan, Hon. Minister for Information Technology & Digital Services, Govt of Tamilnadu
Dr Palanivel Thiagarajan (Hon. Minister for Information Technology & Digital Services at Govt of Tamilnadu)
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Candid Conversation - Ms.Huma Qureshi - on the book ZEBA, Indian Actress , Model & Author
Ms. Huma Qureshi (on the book ZEBA, Indian Actress , Model & Author)
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Chapter Chairs Recognitions
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Live Concert with Celeb Singer Neeti Mohan


Mr. Sridhar Vembu (CoFounder & CEO of Zoho)

Mr. Sridhar Vembu

CoFounder & CEO of Zoho

Dr Palanivel Thiagarajan (Hon. Minister for Information Technology & Digital Services at Govt of Tamilnadu)

Dr Palanivel Thiagarajan

Hon. Minister for Information Technology & Digital Services at Govt of Tamilnadu

Ms. Huma Qureshi (on the book ZEBA, Indian Actress , Model & Author)

Ms. Huma Qureshi

on the book ZEBA, Indian Actress , Model & Author

Mr Mithun Sacheti (Founder of Caratlane)

Mr Mithun Sacheti

Founder of Caratlane

Mr Jamling Tenzing Norgay (Indian Mountaineer)

Mr Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Indian Mountaineer

Yi Individual

Yi Individual

Standard Price₹19,999

About Take Pride

To come together as one and celebrate Yi's achievement, brainstorm over its future roadmap, share and showcase the effort of its membership from across its 65 chapters throughout the year in delivering the agenda, Yi organizes its Annual Flagship Summit Take Pride.

Take Pride brings together Yi members from across the country to hear from dynamic change makers, youth icons, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and get inspired to make a positive difference and lead change in pockets of influence.


Take Pride 2016

Take Pride 2016 was held on the 25th and 26th March in New Delhi. It saw over 600+ participating members from across the country, with distinguished personalities honouring it with their presence. Take Pride 2016 was carried out phenomenally under the leadership of National Chair 2015-2016, Shaurya Veer Himatsingka, CEO and director of India Carbon Limited.

Revered speakers - Sadhguru, Manisha Koirala, Pranjal Sharma, Bhaskar Pramanik, Ravneet Gill, Siraj Chaudhry, Shashi Tharoor, Shivinder Mohan Singh, Piyush Goyal, Raghu Kailas, Laxmi Alok Dixit, Rahul Kanwal, Meenakshi Lekhi, Dinesh Trivedi, Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Ashutosh Gupta, Sachin Pilot, R Bodavala, Shravan Kumaran, Sanjay Kumaran, Anil Agarwal, Siddharth Zarabi, Aravind Panagariya, Naushad Forbes, Jonty Rhodes, Krishnamachari Srikanth, Sanjeeb Mukherjea, Lt. Gen Subrata, Supriya Shrinate, Ritesh Agarwal, Saurabh Arora, Rajesh Sawhney, Kiran Bedi, Taslima Nasreen, Kangana Ranaut.

Take Pride 2017

Take Pride 2017 was held on the 24th and 25th March in New Delhi. The event bloomed led by the National Chair 2016-2017, Raghu Kailas, Managing Director, Unimo Exports PVT LTD.

Revered Speakers - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Atul Satija, Ajit Isaac, Ankur Warikoo, Chikki Sarkar, Tarun Sharma, Vivin Mathew, Acharya Balakrishnan, Shaurya Veer, Kanika Tekriwal, Dr. Ritesh Malik, Saket Modi, Shafique Ansari, Srikant Bolla, Piyush Goyal, Dr. A Velumani, Chetan Bhagat, JJ Valaya, Dr. Kaushik Bhoomik, Rajat Gupta, DNV Kumara Guru, Anil Rai Gupta, Pranjal Sharma, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Harsha Bhogle, Seema Rao, SP Dharkar AVSM, Josy Joseph, Dinesh Trivedi, Jay Panda, Meenakshi Lekhi, Kailash Satyarthi.

Take Pride 2018

Held on the 9th and 10th of March, 2018, in Mumbai, Take Pride 2018 witnessed 700+ delegates from 40 chapters. Take

Pride was led to fruition by National Chair 2017-2018, Jacob Joy, Director, JJ Confectionery Private Limited.

Revered speakers - Pullela Gopichand, Kamal Haasan, Lavanya Halli, Anand Piramal, R Balki, Mayank Shekhar, Annanya Agarwal, Madhukeshwar Desai, Arnav Neel Ghosh, Radhanath Swami, Boman Irani, Ajeet Khurana, Dia Mirza, Mickey Mehta, Gunjan Srivastava, Suresh Narayanan, Sminu Jindal, Dr. R Mashelkar, Gauri Shinde, Cyrus Broacha.

Take Pride 2019

With its 'out-of-the-box' theme, 'Unbox, Unleash, Unlearn', Take Pride 2019 was held from the 15th to the 17th of March, 2019, in Goa. It was attended by over 500 members from across the country covering 43 chapters. The event owes its success to the leadership of National Chair 2018-2019, Anuj Kothari, Chief Executive, Adinath Enterprise.

Revered speakers - Shilpa Kumar, Aditya Patel, Wendell Rodricks, Ritesh Bawri, Ravi Shankar, Dr. Maral Yazarloo- Pattrick, Chintan Shukla, Col. Ranveer Singh Jamwal, Govindraj Ethiraj, Dr. Rohini Rau, Ritesh Bawri, Sudhanshu Mani, Nitin Bawankule, Sharath Kamal, Raghu Raman, Arun Chandra Mohan, Sonjoy Chatterjee, Team Tarini.

Take Pride 2020

Take Pride 2020 was held in Navi Mumbai from the 8th-11th of February 2020. It's theme, 'The Future', was full of deep insights into what the future looks like in the hands of today's youth. The success of the event was led by National Chair 2019-2020, Annush Ramasamy, President, Sri Kumaraguru Mill LTD.

Revered speakers - Rana Daggubati, Pornica Chatterjee, Mini Menon, Rasika Wakalkar, Gitanjali Swamy, Sreerama Murthy, Govindraj Ethiraj, M Anand, Sourabh Mishra, G V Sanjay Reddy, Vikram Badhwar, Maluk Mohamed, Anuj Kothari, Shankar Vanavarayar, Dr Rahul Mirchandani, DNV Kumara Guru.

Take Pride 2021

Yi Annual Flagship Summit TakePride 2021 organized on a digital platform 05 Feb 2021 was addressed by stellar speakers from across the country and featured eminent leaders including -Harimohan Bangur, Elie Wurtman, Neela Kantha Bhanuprakash, Manoj Kohli, Suchitra Ella, Amish Tripathi, Bhavna Roy.

Take Pride 2022

Take Pride 2022 was held in Greater Noida from the 24th-25th of February 2022. It's theme was "VIBE" Emerge| Immerse| Celebrate. The success of the event was led by National Chair 2021, Smita Agarwal, Director & Chief Financial Officer, PTC Industries Ltd.

Revered speakers Sneha Sharma, Suprej Venkat, Jatin Ahuja, Divya Dutta, Vinod Sharma, Dr Sanjeev Chopra, Shri Sujeet Kumar, Smt. Priyanka Chaturvedi, Shri Sri Krishna Devarayalu Lavu, Prof Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, 

Take Pride, January 2023

Take Pride 2023 was held in Jaipur from the 7 - 8 of January 2023. It's theme was "UTSAV". The success of the event was led by National Chair 2022, Raunak Goyal, Managing Director, GGC Industries (P) LTD

Revered speakers Gary Kirsten, Capt. Raghu Raman, Shiv Shivakumar, Vipul Parekh, Malaika Arora, Anurag Jain, Gauranga Das Prabhu, Sudhir Sethi.

About ITC Grand Chola

Experience An Era Of Magnificence & Splendour

One of the longest-ruling dynasties in world history, the Cholas made a seminal contribution to art, architecture, literature, music and more. The ITC Grand Chola revives the magnificence and artistic cornucopia of that era in a spectacular edifice that has become a landmark in Chennai. The hotel's exteriors have been carved and textured in a unique style that reflects traditional temple architecture first seen in the time of the Cholas. An imposing presence standing amid eight acres of landscaped gardens.

Design & Detailing

The unique carved and textured exterior resembles the great temples of the Chola period – The Brihadeshwarar and many others in the Thanjavur district. Sangam, the grand lobby, follows a temple cloister design. The pristine expanse of the pastel-hued lobby is interspersed with Dravidian pillars positioned symmetrically. Traditional stone carvers and sculptors from Tamil Nadu have contributed to the inimitable interiors of the hotel in the form of visual motifs influenced by Chola themes.


ITC Grand Chola is LEED Platinum (under exisiting building) & LEED Zero Carbon Certified Hotel, currently meets close to entire electrical energy demand through self-owned wind farms and solar farms also achieves almost complete recycling of waste generated by hotel operations. Many such initiatives help the hotel deliver planet positive experiences.

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