“Be the Change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
Connect India believes in a simple, yet powerful thought – the world we live in tomorrow will be shaped by the young people of today, their values, their belief systems and their actions.
We strive to build a future generation of British Indians for whom value based leadership, positive change and the service of others are fundamental to their lives and philosophy. By investing now in young people and enabling them to reach their potential through our leadership and service oriented programmes, we can contribute to a stronger and vibrant British Indian community, which can engage purposefully both with the UK and India.
For British Indians, one of the most powerful ways to cultivate values such as integrity, empathy and action, often involves a connection to India. To know where you are going, it is important to know where you are from.
We are a team of passionate individuals committed to providing a platform to explore the diversity and relationship of the UK and India ranging from the arts and sport to social enterprise. The space we provide enables personal reflection and drives discussion and action. As a thought leader, we are in touch with the growing trends and interests of young British Indians and are able to offer our expertise as a consultancy to interested organisations.
We are a non-profit organisation and are not affiliated to any religion or political party, although we give respect to all.
My biggest challenge on the trip was going from living a very comfortable lifestyle at home to living in way that I never thought I would be able to. Insight has been one of the most valuable experiences of my life so far. I have learnt a lot about who I really am as a person. I have learnt to appreciate basic necessities as I know that many people do not get these due to poverty. I have also learnt the importance of selfless service and giving back. Insight has inspired me to want to make a change.