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The Young Leaders Programme

The Foundation's central focus is to organize the Young Leaders Programme, where 10-15 promising leaders under 40 years of age from both countries will interact over a 4-day period to discuss and debate current issues and pressing questions. The programme will be held alternately between India and France.

 

The Young Leaders are chosen based on their exemplary contributions to the fields of business, politics, sports and culture across backgrounds.

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The France-India Young Leaders Programme 2023

The inaugural Young Leaders Programme took place from the 13th to the 16th of April, 2023, and was themed 'A Quest for a Better Tomorrow.' The cohort spent a day in New Delhi, followed by 3 days in Bengaluru. The programme placed an emphasis on cultural exchange between the groups, and showcasing the growing Indian economy in a post-covid world. The Young Leaders connected with one another and left the programme inspired and energised by mutual understanding and excitement for the future relations between their countries and themselves.

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YLP 2023 Key Highlights

With 25 Young Leaders present, the group enjoyed a mixture of discussion sessions, site visits and cultural visits, including:

  • Meeting the Vice President of India Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar

  • Visiting Humayun's Tomb with the brilliant author and historian, William Darlymple

  • A private preview of EV start-up Ultraviolette's new showroom and presentation by their co-founder, Niraj Rajmohan

  • A panel discussion with start-up founders hosted by Manish Sabharwal

  • A visit to Capgemini India's office and meeting with CEO Ashwin Yardi

  • Watching an IPL match

  • A private meeting with Shri Shri Ravishankar at the Art of Living Ashram

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Read the YLP'23 Activity Report

Manish Sabharwal, Vice Chairman of TeamLease Services

"The current round of fellows of the France India Foundation represent energy, experience and enthusiasm; an evening with them in Bangalore left me with hope that the next generation will work together to find solutions to many of the wicked problems that plague the world."

France India Young Leaders 2023: Indian cohort

France India Young Leaders 2023: French cohort

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