In the News

C4N News:

"A real life Rancho who Quit His job to develop Innovation Labs in schools of rural Odisha"

DNA Mumbai:

"Far from the madding crowd"

Imphal Free Press:

"Global Hygiene Day: Breaking menstrual taboos"

Indian Express:

"When someone from Tamil Nadu spends a year in a rural village in Odisha and learns Odia, under the SBI initiative, can you imagine what it does to her perspective?"

UN International Youth Day:

"Celebrating International Youth Day with a dialogue on Youth for Development"

Road Less Travelled

"Follow the Journey of 3 SBI YFI fellows."

Daily News & Analysis:

"Lending a hand to India's growth story..."

The Hindu Business Line:

"There is a growing tide of city-bred youngsters who are turning their backs on fancy degrees and jobs to work in rural areas..."

The Hindu Business Line:

"Do you want to lend a helping hand in rural upliftment and observe the trickle down effects in the economy but don't know where to begin?"

Financial Chronicle:

"When yuppies bridge the deep rural divide...They came to change lives, instead their own lives got changed."

The Hindu Business Line:

"...State Bank of India Youth for India (SBIYFI) fellowship programme captures the spirit and enthusiasm of talented young urban Indians who want to make a difference in the lives of their rural counterparts."

Business Standard:

"Due to their urban upbringing, the SBI YFI Fellows are able to observe things from a broader perspective and appreciate the wider implications."

The Hindu:

"The fellows might be professionally and educationally diverse, but the one quality that unites them all, is that they are....seeking solutions to the burning issues detrimental to the country's future."

The Financial Express:

"The programme requires fellows to work on actual projects to make a positive impact on the community. It begins by planning a project, defining the expected outcomes and laying the road map to achieve it."

Outlook Business:

"Fellowships are the way to go for corporates and students looking to make a difference—to the underprivileged and to their lives."

Business Standard:

"State Bank of India has launched SBI Youth for India a one-year rural Fellowship Programme for young professionals & graduates as a step towards bridging India's growing urban-rural divide."

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Ex-President, India:

In his speech to SBI Youth for India fellows: "I would suggest all of you to ask a question, what would I like to be remembered for?"

Beginnings - SBI Youth For India

A Video on the Experiences of the fellows.


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