LEAD Prayana



The Prayanees were excitingly gearing up for the Occasion of 7th International Youth Conference, YUVA SUMMIT 2017 at the DCSE, Hubli. The Prayanees visited Asias Largest Kitchen The Akshaya Patra, which ISKCON feeds Over 1.6 million Children across 11 states in India the, this kitchen in Karnataka covers over 200 Government Primary Schools over 7 districts. The prayanees were briefed about the working of the Kitchen by Mr. Dasahubli-kitchen-traditional-to-contemporary and were toured each of the floors of kitchens which featured a grain stock area, spices and recipe room followed by pulses and rice cooker cauldrons room, A freezer and vegetable room lastly food dispatcher and packaging room.

After tasting the beautiful Tiffin cum Breakfast of the kitchen prayanees headed back to the DCSE thanks to the Feeder Buses by KLEIT. After arriving in the Foundations Campus Prayanees headed to the KLE Technological Universitys BIOTECHNOLOGY Auditorium where they were greeted by the young speakers of the LEAD Talk.


Later Great Indian Obsession author Adhitya Iyer (TEDx Speaker) spoke to the budding entrepreneurs. Further followed by Ek Soch Sandbox founder Mr. Dilip Modi . Later, an interactive panel session was held with faculties around the world that included; Leon Sandler (ED MIT Deshpande Center), LEAD Faculty co-ordinators Dr. Veerana DK, Arun Kumar M.V, and Vasudev Parvati, as well as Nicholas Clermont from the Pond Deshpande Center.


The session was moderated by Sally NG. Mahesh Jadhav then shared his inspiring story on how he is working on looking after 55 HIV positive children Ravi Gumaste, MD at Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited, concluded Yuva Summit by recognizing leaders for their outstanding work which included Dr. Desh Deshpande (Indian American venture capitalist and entrepreneur), Jaishree Deshpande (Treasurer of Sparta Group LLC, and a founder of the Deshpande Foundation), Raju Reddy (CEO of Sierra Atlantic), Bezwada Wilson (Indian activist and one of the founders and National Convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolan), and Dilip Modi (Managing Director at Spice).

After the Round Table Talk, the most awaited LEAD Award Ceremony began with the ceremony being felicitated by Absar Patel.

Lastly, the Joyous excitement was unboxed when the LEAD Social-Media team performed on the desi beats of Carnatic, Hindi, Marathi and Bhojpuri tracks Yes THEY DID perform a flash Mob.


Thus Day-13 for the LEAD Prayana 2017 concludes.

Written by-Arpan Satapathy


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