Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization playing a proactive role in India's development process. Yi was formed in 2002 with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realize the dream of a developed nation. Yi has 40 chapters in 27 states engaging around 11,200 primary and secondary members. Yi's work can be divided primarily into three groups - Youth Leadership, Youth Social Entrepreneurship and International Engagements.
XLRI Jamshedpur in collaboration with Yi (Young Indians), established the first Yi Net at XLRI through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in April 2008. The Yi Net at XLRI is an initiative to empower the students to work towards development of education, employability, environment, youth affairs and health sectors. The CII Yi team at XLRI conducts a myriad of events throughout the year namely Jamshedpur Run, Kshitij, Silent Auction and TedxXLRI.
Jamshedpur Run: With over 1300 participants, the 8th edition of Jamshedpur Run in 2018 turned out to be a monumental success witnessing a higher number of contestants than the previous editions. CII Yi XLRI in association with Ensemble-Valhalla team managed to pull off the run in both 5km and 10km formats. Krishna Kumar Kharia, Director of Multitech Components Pvt. Ltd and Yi Chair of CII Jharkhand Chapter graced the occasion as the chief guest. The theme was Run for Jamshedpur and meticulous efforts were taken by both the organisers and participants to make sure that the city's status and values were upheld during the mini marathon. School children from 28 schools, college students, corporate executives and XLRI fraternity came together to make the event a success on all fronts.
Kshitij: The flagship event of Yi student chapter at XLRI, has now evolved into a platform that provides a unique opportunity to school children of Jamshedpur coming from different strata of society to showcase their talent and be recognized. The 10th edition of Kshitij successfully hosted 450 talented students from 15 schools in 2018. The daylong inter-school cultural competition comprised of six events - quiz, painting, play, picture-story, talent show and group dance. The school children mesmerised everyone with their spectacular performance. The Tinplate Company of India Ltd. (TCIL) has been supporting the event since its inception and was the Title sponsor for this year's edition as well.
Young Achievers' Scholarship: Young Achievers' Scholarship provides financial support to underprivileged school students. In 2018 it was awarded to 14 bright students, an increase from a count of 10 in the previous year. The scholarship covers the annual tuition fees of the awardee for an entire year.
Silent Auction: The Silent Auction, an annual charity drive, is conducted on Diwali night every year. Memorabilia and souvenirs are collected from the entire college community and auctioned off. The proceeds from the auction are donated to Meherbai Tata Memorial Hospital for treatment of lung cancer patients.