NWEY 2019

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National Workshop on Empowerment of Youth NWEY-19

The National Workshop on Youth Empowerment-2019
brings together the Insights, Experiences & Best Practices from
Industry Professionals, Researchers & Adhyatma Practitioners on

Nurturing Positive Leadership in Indian Youth

Date: Saturday 7th December 2019
Venue: Kashmir Bhavan, Jayanagar Bengaluru

Organised by
Vivekananda Janoththana Trust​®​

Watch a condensed 90 min (approx) video of NWEY-2018 here
or see the entire playlist on youtube in the Vivekananda-Janoththana Channel


Title of the Talk with Speaker and Affiliation

Workshop Overview


Benedictory Inaugural Address:
“Moulding Youth into Natural Leaders the Vivekananda Way”

Srimat Swami Muktidananda ji
Trustee, Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission,
Adhyaksha Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore

Keynote Address:
“Global Technology Leadership as a Yoga and a Yagna”

Dr Gopal Pingali,
Global Vice President & Distinguished Engineer, GTS Labs, IBM

Plenary Keynote:
“Nurturing transformative Youth Leadership through Vedanta”

Swami Dayatmananda ji,
Former head, Vedanta Center, London

Panel Discussion:
“Making Positive Youth Leadership Development Work”

Srimat Swami Muktidananda ji
Srimat Swami Dayatmananda ji
Srimat Swami Mangalanathananda ji
Dr Gopal Pingali
Smt Nisha Holla
Sharad Sharma
Moderator: Dr T S Mohan

Keynote Address:
“Does Positive Leadership come from Inspired Living?”

Srimat Swami Mangalanathananda ji
Ramakrishna Math, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru


Plenary Keynote:
“Immersive Youth Leadership Experiences from the Seva Trenches”

Srimat Swami Japananda Ji, Sri Ramakrishna Sevaashrama, Pavagada
Chairman, Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Care, Pavagada, Karnataka

Keynote Address:
“Actively Internalising the Gita for Situational Leadership”

Dr Srinidhi Parthasarathy
Registrar, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandha Samsasthana (SVYASA)

Afternoon Panel Discussion:
“Developing Accountability driven Youth Leadership in Studies & Work”

Srimat Swami Japananda Ji
Dr Srinidhi Parthasarathy
Prof Nithin Nagaraj
Tejasvi Surya
Mataji Vivekamayi
Vishweshwar Hegde
Moderator: Dr T S Mohan

Keynote Address:
“Building Indic Youth Leadership Traits for better Governance”

Sri Tejasvi Surya,
Member of Parliament, Bengaluru South

Keynote Address:
“Mothering Critical Dharmic Youth Leadership Traits in Families”

Mataji Vivekamayi
Adhyaksha, Bhavatarini Ashrama, Vijaynagar, Bengaluru

Keynote Address:
“Consciousness Connectedness in Successful Leadership Efforts”

Prof Nithin Nagaraj
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru Presentation Slides

Keynote Address:
“Yogic Approaches for Effective & Empathetic Youth Leadership”

Sri Vishweshwar Hegde
Agile Transformation & Mindful Leadership Expert,

Swami Vivekananda, the epitome of the ideal for the Indian youth, gave a rousing and inspiring speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893 that is very relevant and appropriate to us even today. His speeches and writings capture within it, the universal Dharmic wisdom that most contemporary youth miss out.

The Indian youth today have their unique challenges in growing up into mature, productive, and responsible citizens. Many have shortage of relevant and usable skills. Given the widespread narcissistic entitlements mindset, nurtured through shortsighted public education policies over the years, they lack the entrepreneurial drive to solve their immediate problems. Additionally, significant numbers have had deep conflicts within their individual selves—a frustration with their contemporary world, values raised versus values paraded by politicians and cinema.

For many, these conflicts arise from their deep entrenched beliefs and hate-narratives, that are consumed unconsciously over a long period of time. These lead to impulsive behaviors, more so during their adolescence, triggering sporadic health and character risk behaviors as well as associated harm to oneself and others around.

Very few have dared to mold their lives in the enlightened world views of our sages, more so of Swami Vivekananda—in finding higher purposes of life, setting immediate and meaningful goals to achieve, to excel in the skills of stress management or in regulating their emotions and growing more mature or in resolving conflicts within oneself and around. In short the honest, positive dharmic leadership skills and talent for making a positive impact on the society are just missing. At the core is character development for every individual and together as a collective – group or team, our youth needs nurturing positive leadership to take up the challenges at hand. In this workshop we primarily focus on the latter.

We have eminent Dharmic Monastics, Industry Leaders and Researchers who have confirmed to come and share their experiences, insights and expertise on the broad theme of the workshop on “Nurturing Positive Leadership in Indian Youth”. Srimat Swami Muktidananda ji Maharaj, Trustee of Ramakrishna Math and Mission has graciously accepted to inaugurate this workshop and deliver the benedictory address. We also fortunate to have Srimat Swami Dayatmananda ji Maharaj, former head of the London Vedanta Center deliver his inaugural keynote.

The program schedule details the talks by all speakers and will focus on what works, bringing together the key facets of Dharma, Youth Leadership and Mentoring in collectively addressing the contemporary problems, issues and challenges facing Indian youth. The brief Q&A following each talk and two panel discussions enable the churn of ideas that participants look forward to.

This workshop is fully curated. Participation is by invitation only and will be part of a deeply interested and qualified audience. They include young professional college students and research scholars, Vedanta/Yoga practitioners. In addition, key decision makers, policy advocacy leaders and educational professionals are expected to actively participate. We expect to have about 200 active participants drawn from the various stakeholders to make this workshop a success. The proceedings of the workshop will be video-recorded, curated, and published

Donations are most welcome.

Kindly get in touch with us or send us an email to giving your name & your mobile number to call as well as a convenient time.

Registration Details:

Admission to this workshop is by invitation only. Pre-register to request for an invite. Kindly do so immediately given the limited seats. Given that this event is fully self-funded, registration also entails a very nominal donation of Rs 750/- per student or teacher and Rs 1500/- minimum per professional and others.This includes workshop kit, saatvic breakfast, saatvic lunch and coffee/tea/snacks

Kindly pre-register using this LINK & we will send you the invite after selection. For Further details or for assistance in pre-registration send an email to giving your name & your mobile number to call as well as a convenient time. All participants can be given a participation certificate. Kindly get in touch with us if you need one - we will keep it ready on the event date.

For a detailed PDF Flyer with program schedule download from here