Greater Noida, Delhi NCR : 24th - 29th June, 2012. Introduction "A youth without fire is followed by an old age without experience." The Youth are not only leaders of tomorrow, but also partners of today. We at IYF are an inspired young team of individuals with a shared mission; a mission to change the world. With India witnessing a radical change in the mindset of people towards governance and policies, and increasing despondency among people due to continuous compromise of citizens' welfare, there is a rising need to address the grass root challenges of development and focus on making the world self-reliant through both - individual and cooperative efforts. International Youth Forum is a one of its kind endeavor to bring together motivated and inspired young adults from across the world to deliberate and work towards effective Policy, Change and Development. It is our 'Call for Action' to the youth worldwide. IYF will connect the world on a common platform and promote a sense of global-oneness. Through this initiative we wish to provide a positive stimulus to individuals who want to make a difference. We aim to connect various Student Groups, NGO's, Social Organizations and Youth Communities to work together for a better future. The Forum will be centered around the theme 'Role of Youth in Indian Renaissance' with discussions, seminars and competitions based on Social Entrepreneurship, Model Governance and Citizens' Participation. IYF is an initiative by Youth of India and Alexis Society has taken the lead as its Principal Organizer. Last time when we came together, we built a nation. This time, let us reform the world. "Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is achieved."- Swami Vivekananda. About the Organisers Alexis SocietyAlexis Society is an International Not-for-Profit & Non-Political Organisation with Passion For Excellence. It promotes Creativity, Innovation, Peace, Harmony and Inclusive Development. We are focused on providing a platform for Dialogue, Development, Innovation, Leadership and Research. We offer people the opportunity to become Global Citizens and to get Experience, Perspective & Skills that matter today. Currently, We have over 1000 members from different Academic, Ethnic, Social and Economic backgrounds. Registered with Registrar of Societies Uttar Pradesh u/s 21 UP Societies (Revised) Act, 1860. Registration No. 1071-2010-2011. Dated: 21/07/2010. Participant: United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Civil Society Network, UNEP's Billion Trees Campaign and Government of India's NGO Partnership System. DIA Initiative DIA Initiative is a non-profit organization that aims to empower youth in India and outside by involving them in activities of education, training, skill development, wage employment, research, social welfare projects and other relevant programmes by actively participating with different NGOs, local communities and students from different parts of the world. About the Host University Sharda University Sharda University is a leading Educational Institution based out of Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. A venture of the renowned SGI group, the University has established itself as a high quality education provider with prime focus on holistic learning and imbibing competitive abilities in students. The name of University, 'Sharda' is synonymous to 'Goddess of knowledge and learning - Saraswati'. She is identified with 'veena' an Indian musical instrument and the 'lotus' where she resides. The lotus in our logo symbolises the seat of learning that the University is created for. Variety of colours signify the variety of disciplines the university offers and the overlap between petals creating new colours demonstrate the ethos of collaboration between students and teachers of different courses, nationality, creed and colour working towards creating new knowledge. The petals leading towards a star is an embodiment of the University's cherished mission to provide education beyond boundaries and to facilitate the students and faculty to achieve pinnacles of success throughout the world.