Responding to official statistics showing 200,000 more children are now living in poverty, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said: ‘These figures are truly dreadful. The Government was repeatedly warned of the likely consequences of reducing support for the poorest people in the country and now we can see the results. Austerity has […]
A visionary with extensive leadership experience in managing youth programs, stress relieving and peace initiatives Avinash Tiku is an insitution unto himself. A native of Kashmir, he is working towards restoring human values and help create a stress-free, violence-free society under the guidance of His Holines Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of The Art of Living. With his positive and energetic outlook he has transformed the lives of thousands of youth.
March Against Corruption: Initiated the first step in national movement against corruption with 10,000+ youth at Parliament Street New Delhi on March 1, 2009.
Anti Tobacco Drive:Trained 5000 youth in November 2008 in New Delhi through the Youth Empowerment and Skills Workshop of the Art of Living Foundation. This was part of the Anti Tobacco Drive of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Yuvratri: Organised and planned an event for 75,000 urban youth on Christmas Eve, December 2006 in Mumbai to launch World Alliance for Youth Empowerment (WAYE) in alliance with UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UN Millenium Campaign and SIDA as strategic partners.
Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna: Organised, motivated and mobilised thousands of people from Delhi and pledged their support to clean the river on March 16, 2010 and started cleaning the river the very next day. Promoted environment care through talks including farmers, professionals, parents and village representatives. Partners in the initiatve included UNESCO, Ability Unlimited, Delhi Jal Board, Ministry of Forests & Environment, Max Healthcare, Philips, The Times of India, Star News, State Bank of India, Bajaj Allianz and PVR Cinemas. This project is now a full-fledged Citizens’ Action Plan. Under the same initiative many other programs such as the ‘Clean Delhi Drive’ were launched.
World Culture Festival 2016:Core team organising member of the World’s largest festival attended by over 3.5 million people from across 175 nations. It marked the 35″ anniversary of The Art Of Living. Also organised the Global Youth Leadership Forum a conference held under the aegis of WCF which saw the participation of youngsters from across 30 countries.
Career Highlights and Accomplishments
Chose the unconventional path of being an Art of Living instructor, instrumental in facilitating life skills workshops. Organised and conducted national and international workshops. Conducted workshops for the entire Indian badminton team including Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, P Kashyap.
Noted as a prolific speaker with warmth and wisdom. Invited to speak at various universities and corporate offices across the world. A snapshot:
*Massachusetts Institue of Technology (Boston), Ohio State University, Yale University, Arizona State University, Purdue University, Sofia University (Bulgaria)
*IIT-Delhi, Guwahati, IIM- Calcutta, IMT Ghaziabad, Shri Ram College Of Commerce (SRCC), Ramias College, Hansraj College, Hindu College, Miranda House, Kamla Nehru, Gargi College, University of Delhi South Campus, IMS Dehradun *Samsung, Cognizant, Accenture, Wipro, TCS, NIT Industries.