Youth is the Building Block of Community Service landscape
Team Contree successfully organised an online panel discussion on Building the landscape of Community Service.
The panelists included Prof. Rahul Ghai, Dean, School of Development Studies, IIHMR, Jaipur; Mr. Akhilesh Maheshwari, Founder, Naya Sawera NGO; Mr. Kuldeep Dantewadia, Co-Founder, Reap Benefit; Ms. Mansi Rathore and Mr. Akshat Agrawal, both student volunteer representatives.
The discussion was a part of the Contree Crossroads initiative, following two panel discussions on the National Education Policy 2020 earlier this month.
Gaurav Khandelwal of Team Contree said that the idea behind this is to initiate dialogues on important topics with equal importance to consensus and dissent. The team also looks forward to taking these diverse opinions to a larger audience for collective knowledge dissemination.
The panel discussion explored the truth of Community Service and what drives an individual to work towards it. It also highlighted important aspects of community service and how we need to take ownership of civic problems.
Mr. Kuldeep Dantewadia talked about his learnings and the need for a solution-oriented mindset. While on the other hand, Mr. Akhilesh Maheshwari shared anecdotes from his experiences. He emphasised on the role of youth and that service begins with ourselves first.
Ms. Mansi Rathore added that the youth is actively involved if made aware hence, it is imperative that we collaborate and talk with them and then take collective action.
Lastly, Namrata Prasad of Team Contree thanked all the panelists and attendees for their participation