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  • Young Kerala Technopark

    1. 1. Young Kerala www.youngkerala.org
    2. 2. Disruptive thoughts <ul><li>Can we create the next original Resul, Tharoor, Google, Facebook from Kerala ? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we have an active state VC fund of more than Rs. 20 Crores corpus ? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we change media output ? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we have a more mentors in non artistic fields? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we have a 40 - 45 year old CM ? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we have a mass movement of young people influencing policies </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>First generation garage entrepreneurs have given the world the most disruptive innovations. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg:- Microsoft, Apple </li></ul>
    4. 4. Ecosystem <ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Justice of India </li></ul><ul><li>Productive Ministers in Central Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Notable diplomats and bureaucrats </li></ul><ul><li>Shashi Tharoor, Rajeev Madhavan, G.A Menon, Yusufali, Wahab, Mohammed Ali, TNC Menon, C.K. Menon, </li></ul><ul><li>2 of Infosys Co founders and current CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Subex, Capt Krishnan Nair, Menon Pistons, KPP Nambiar </li></ul><ul><li>Resul Pookutty and other technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>National award winners in the fields of arts </li></ul><ul><li>Technopark led to an Infopark and is still incubating more. </li></ul><ul><li>Notable firms in financial services, Jewellers </li></ul>
    5. 5. Core issue <ul><li>Negativity leads to fear of failing: </li></ul><ul><li>Age group 15-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of confidence, motivation for achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Peer and family pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination based on age </li></ul><ul><li>No effective support system </li></ul><ul><li>State has not progressed with times </li></ul>
    6. 6. The negative society <ul><li>Youngsters in the age group of 15-30, </li></ul><ul><li>Fearful, Lack of self esteem, Unable to take risks, Fear of failing </li></ul><ul><li>Societal ostracisation/discriminated, Depressed and suicide prone </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol consumption(3 times national average) to boost self confidence? (ave age is 13.6) </li></ul><ul><li>¼ th of the total production of psychotropic drugs are sold in Kerala. </li></ul><ul><li>State economic output is 1/3 rd of neighbors. </li></ul><ul><li>83 days of production loss due to harthals (while sale of alcohol went up) </li></ul><ul><li>Crime rate is 2 times national average. </li></ul><ul><li>23% of women are beaten up by their men </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment @ 30 pct </li></ul><ul><li>Highest road mishaps in the Country </li></ul>
    7. 7. A Suicidal State! <ul><li>About 28 persons die by suicide in Kerala every day. </li></ul><ul><li>The suicide stats are 3 times the national average & 2.5 times world average. </li></ul><ul><li>About 100 suicide attempts are made everyday - 25% of them find realisation. </li></ul><ul><li>More males than females kill themselves - the ratio is approximately 70:30. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of those who die by suicide belong to the productive age group of 15-59 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Family Suicides are taking place increasingly. In year 2006, as many as 29 incidents of family suicides took place. </li></ul><ul><li>It only means that Keralites have 3 times lower self esteem compared to rest of India. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Kerala Youth scene <ul><li>Suppressed - No first generation leaders in the 30 – 45 age group. </li></ul><ul><li>In the last 2 weeks, 2 young men murdered their mothers. (examine what lead to the event). </li></ul><ul><li>Ambalapuzha – teenagers rape and kill two female students. </li></ul><ul><li>3 more teenagers found dead in a pond. </li></ul><ul><li>Young MD of a finance company jailed for defrauding depositers. </li></ul><ul><li>Involved in communal violence, terror activities within and outside the state. </li></ul><ul><li>Criminality is a function of individual socialization influenced by peer groups.. </li></ul><ul><li>Chasing financial success compromising fundamental values – society values rich people. </li></ul><ul><li>There are support groups for negative activities!! </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate to Gulf, USA, Canada, UK – where does that leave the State’s future leadership. </li></ul>
    9. 9. What lead to these… <ul><li>The current generation fails to discuss, what lead to these events.. </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Alcoholism </li></ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Violence and aggression </li></ul><ul><li>Running away from home </li></ul><ul><li>The current generation needs to measure their responses to the younger generation. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Fragile ego – function of low self esteem <ul><li>Age discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>– Sir, Chetta, touching feet, standing up </li></ul><ul><li>- respect in other cultures are mutual </li></ul><ul><li>This generation must take responsibility and focus on productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Culture refers to a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group. </li></ul><ul><li>Our culture has flaws that affects the state economic output. </li></ul>
    11. 12. Cost of exclusion <ul><li>Cost of not investing in the emotional wellbeing: $10b </li></ul><ul><li>$ 4 bil is remittance </li></ul><ul><li>+ $ 1 bil spent on alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>$ 4.5 bil lost productivity due to anti productivity activities </li></ul><ul><li>$ 7.3 mil income lost due suicides/attempts </li></ul><ul><li>$ mil lost due to poor emotional well being </li></ul><ul><li>$ 0.6 bil lost due to unemployment </li></ul>
    12. 13. Feudal Kerala – negativity inbuilt <ul><li>Unproductive activities around religion </li></ul><ul><li>Inequality and class system </li></ul><ul><li>Movies with confrontational dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>Infighting within leadership teams </li></ul><ul><li>Ambassador engine in Honda body </li></ul><ul><li>Media failed to pick up the positive side of Rahul Gandhi’s speech at TVM </li></ul><ul><li>Stands in the way of productivity </li></ul>
    13. 14. Unhappy Young Mind Leads to low Self Esteem Negative Inputs Negative social economic output Feudal norms abuse Constant criticism No emotional support
    14. 15. Resul Pookutty <ul><li>Lower middle class background </li></ul><ul><li>Determination and love for his profession </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate career </li></ul><ul><li>Scale of success is always huge </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged by an ecosystem outside Kerala </li></ul><ul><li>How do we create Pookutty’s in an internal ecosystem. </li></ul><ul><li>How do we eliminate fear of failure </li></ul>
    15. 16. Entrepreneurial ecosystem <ul><li>Availability of risk capital </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a risk taking team </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors, Finance Directors, Angels </li></ul><ul><li>Mindset against risk taking </li></ul><ul><li>Support systems – family, friends, non family </li></ul><ul><li>Ostracisation upon failing </li></ul>
    16. 17. Political leadership <ul><li>Doesn’t encourage young leaders in 30 – 45 age group. </li></ul><ul><li>Infighting among leadership teams for the last 10 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Some leaders do well as Cabinet Ministers than within Kerala. </li></ul><ul><li>The root issue is negativity in Kerala. </li></ul>
    17. 18. Human rights and the Young <ul><li>Human rights are rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual guaranteed under the Constitution </li></ul><ul><li>These apply to the Young Person as well </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Constitution does not impose respect for elders, it is an automatic outcome of elders inputs to the next generation </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination based on age is illegal </li></ul>
    18. 19. Solution <ul><li>Invest in the wellbeing of youngsters : </li></ul><ul><li>Engage 15-24 years olds in – paid or unpaid Jobs and training and skill development </li></ul><ul><li>Show case role models </li></ul><ul><li>Foster a culture of benevolence and mentorship towards the young </li></ul><ul><li>Positive effect on their well being </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced emotional health and well being </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage non mainstream career options </li></ul>
    19. 20. Target Group <ul><li>Unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Educational underachievers </li></ul><ul><li>Young offenders and ex offenders </li></ul><ul><li>NRKs resident children (children who do not have parents at the first line of defense) </li></ul><ul><li>The aspiring commoner </li></ul>
    20. 21. 4 Pillars of Yk <ul><li>Well being of Youth – Self esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Break barriers in our feudal traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor and foster a confident Young generation </li></ul><ul><li>Create an ecosystem for Young people to succeed within Kerala – Support groups </li></ul>
    21. 22. Output <ul><li>Youth with a better self image </li></ul><ul><li>Less crime and corruption </li></ul><ul><li>New generation of fearless leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced state economic output </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of opportunities within the State </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer people leaving the State </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer suicides </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer derelicts </li></ul>
    22. 23. Happy Young Person Positive Social Economic output Self Esteem Break Feudal traditions Mentor and foster Support Groups
    23. 24. Year 1 <ul><li>Show Case Role models </li></ul><ul><li>- Media Campaigns focusing on self esteem of the youth. </li></ul><ul><li>- Media Campaign to encourage alternate careers (non mainstream professions) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Support Group </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage Web 2.0 forums – blogs, video messages. </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Advisory Board of high achievers. </li></ul><ul><li>Define core deliverables of Yk to Society. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure outcomes </li></ul>
    24. 25. Year 2 <ul><li>Help lines </li></ul><ul><li>More publicity, leaflets, pamphlets </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Annual event and awards for the Youth Icon. </li></ul><ul><li>Handhold 2 more chapters in North and South Kerala. </li></ul>
    25. 26. How you can help? <ul><li>Join the facebook group </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers for research and propagation </li></ul><ul><li>Realize there is an issue and find solutions around it </li></ul><ul><li>4 pillars </li></ul>
    26. 27. Message <ul><li>Stay bold, take intelligent risks </li></ul><ul><li>Seek mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Keep costs variable </li></ul><ul><li>Simple living, high thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Getting funding is not the end game </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on margins and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Never ever confront </li></ul><ul><li>Remove failure from mind – Play to Win </li></ul>
    27. 28. Savari Kiri Kiri <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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