17th Jan 09, yet another beautiful day in my life. Every day is special, but the “Action2020 – Unconference” meeting added more crowns for the day.
Action2020 – Unconference : A meeting with some 33 NGO’s working towards the betterment of India. Unlike in the traditional Seminars / Conference, in the UnConference mode, opportunity is given to all the participants to share their views. The vision of the unconference was to act as a virtual platform and work as a network to connect various NGO’s to reach people faster.
This event was organized by IndiaVision-2020, a online portal which connect 35 NGO’s with around 2300 young , vibrant volunteers and still growing. IV2020 was inspired dream of Dr.Kalam and working towards it.
Me and two of my friends represented Blossom and shared our views and thoughts. Really it was very nice to be with all the young volunteers from various NGO’s and to share the thoughts with eachother. Hats off to Indiavision 2020 and other organizing groups. Then next meeting will be in another 6 months of time with more NGO’s added as partner NGO’s.
Official site :- action2020
Wiki :- action2020-wikipedia
Press :- The Hindu
Kalaingar TV News
One thing I can say..with powerful and vibrant youngsters India is in safer hands. It’s true.
Yesterday (24th July ) few NGO’s had a meeting with Dr. Abdul Kalam. The meeting was about a interactive session and all the NGO’s planned to discuss about their current and future activites and to discuss about his ideas on that. Few of my known contacts from a NGO also attented the Meeting. Can any one guess the appointment time given my Dr.Kalam ???
It’s 11.00 pm and my friend messaged me after the meeting was over. The time was around 2.00 am. I just really wonder at his commitment. They also say that , his regular schedule is upto 1.00 am every day. What may be the thing makes him to work for several hours at this age? This shows that he still dreams and he is also working on that.Hope by today evening I will be getting some info about the meeting and the things held over there.
Some of the NGO’s attended the meeting are , Young Helping Minds (YHM), SIRAGU Montessori School (Suyam Trust), India Vision 2020, India Sudar, another from Cognizant(CTS) company etc., Here the most of the NGO’s are working towards Dr.Kalams vision (2020).
Though I am not the one , to completely praise Dr.Kalam for all his activites. I too have some controversial perceptions on few of his activiteis. But most times I wonder at his commitment and Interest in improving India. Hats off to Dr. Kalam.