Young Indians (YI) Kolkata in association with Project Life Force organized blood donation camps on the 13th and 14th of June on the occasion of World Blood Donation Day. The camps were held at Eco Space and Technopolis. It saw a super response were over 100 people came forward each day to donate blood and pledge their support to this noble cause. The camps were helping under the Gift An Organ vertical of Young Indians.
Young Indian (Yi) was formed in the year 2002 with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realize the dream of a developed nation. Yi has around 2800 direct members in 44 city chapters and engages around 15000 students under the brand ‘Yuva’. The Yi member includes young progressive Indians between the age group of 21 to 45 and comprises of entrepreneurs, professionals, young business leaders, innovators and some of who are achievers from the fields of arts, fashion, Lifestyle, Food & Beverage, sports and science. Yi is the only Youth organization that has been recognized by the Government of India’s “Startup India Standup India” campaign, apart from being the country’s foremost youth organization representing India at the G20Y, CAAYE summits. Yi Kolkata Chapter is one of the most active and largest chapters in the country and one of our core emphasis is to provide opportunities for their members to listen and interact with thought leaders and visionaries. The current strength is almost 130 members from the most reputed families of Kolkata and it continues to strive to provide a level platform to members to interact with each other and provide opportunities to network and create a healthy eco-space. It is also the oldest and most vibrant chapters and it has been graced by eminent personalities such as Sri Pranab Mukherjee, Smt. Smriti Irani, Shri Shashi Tharoor, Boman Irani, Kiran Bedi, Gul Panag, Sonam Wangchuk, Suhel Seth, Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Khera, and Sourav Kothari (Kolkata chapter Honorary Member) amongst many others.