29th November 2014
The IIM Ahmedabad panel discussion was on the topic of engagement of youth in public policy. The panellists included Lok Satta party’s chairman Dr Jay Prakash Narayan, head of Manipal Global Education- T.V. Mohandas Pai, former Member of Parliament from Sikkim- Prem Das Rai and President of Centre for Civil Society- Parth Shah. The panel discussion was moderated by Kajori Sen of NDTV and Raghav Garg of the DIA initiative.
The aim was to develop and discuss ways of engaging the youth more actively and meaningfully in the process of policy making. Some of the methods suggested included the joining of political parties as well as creating more avenues for engagement. At the same time, suggestions like regular meetings with locals MLAs and MPs were also put forward amongst others.