Speaking at the gathering of educators, Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skill Development), CBSE said, “Youth Ideathon strives to motivate and build change-makers who can take India to global leadership. This multistage festival of innovation not only strives to identify, showcase and feature some of India’s brightest young entrepreneurial minds but will also work towards inculcating the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst schools. Youth Ideathon prepares young students to navigate the complexities of dynamically changing world by focusing on societies ever changing needs.”
Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academics) CBSE emphasized, “Since time immemorial, India has been a provider of simple innovative solutions to the world. For any society to be a world leader, it has foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We want this to be introduced in schools. Youth Ideathon is an initiative in that direction. It is a comprehensive program that runs over 6-week period where MEPSC and ThinkStartup runs Faculty Development Workshops on teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in classrooms. Schools must take maximum benefit of this opportunity.”
At the launch event, Dr. (Mrs) Praggya M Singh, Director (Academics Assessment) CBSE said, “Youth Ideathon is a marathon of ideas. It introduces students, teachers and schools to the world of innovation and startups. The five staged festival is a great learning opportunity for all”.
Youth Ideathon 2023 is a 5-stage festival of entrepreneurial thinking with exciting rewards and recognition opportunities for students, mentor teachers and schools is powered by Bajaj Allianz Life and CONCOR to show their commitment to the cause of new age education. The pinnacle of Youth Ideathon features a bonus 6th stage where Top 10 student teams are incubated into real-life business ventures. Through this initiative, ThinkStartup and MEPSC strive to guide youngsters, help them identify societal problems, propose solutions that are capable of addressing those problems and most importantly help in turning those prototypes into real time solutions by providing them financial assistance and relevant industry exposure.
Youth Ideathon is a team-based competition where any school student from classes 4th to 12th from all over India including CBSE affiliated schools in foreign countries can participate in the Youth Ideathon for free by submitting their ideas on the following link – https://youthideathon.in/