1. Build deep ties:
The South Asian Youth Conference puts a lot of emphasis on building deep ties. For a peaceful South
Asia, individuals need to be at peace with each other. We aim to build convivial relationships using the power of informal through activities such as arts and sports. Growing the SAYC alumni and creating friendships across South Asia is in itself seen as an objective.
2. Solicit Support:
Young leaders across the region start inspired initiatives. It is important to have a network of
trustworthy individuals who can help with knowledge and resources. SAYC aims to become a platform where individuals with great ideas and initiative can solicit support. Exchange of ideas, knowledge and resources shall be facilitated.
3. Learn and do Action for South Asia:
There is a major focus on learning and understanding South Asia. Being a stunningly diverse region,
every conference shall aim to give a meta view of the discourses, cultural realities, economies and
changes to the participants through both peer to peer interactions and expert sessions designed in the
program. Participants will be trained in practices like circles, dialogues and events which they can go
back and implement in their own countries after the conference.
4. Be a part of the South Asian movement:
Building a South Asian movement is a slow process but an important one. Initially, it is about connecting people with no overarching agenda. We see people across borders, supporting each other in their initiatives as a movement in itself. However, we are not opposed to the community converging towards an agenda in future. We would like to engage different voices through formal and informal discussions, and in the process, facilitate what emerges as the voice of South Asian people.
At the end of the day, it is all about how well we lived and what friendships we formed. Fun is inevitable