Uninor invites participation for Telenor Youth Summit 2014

Uninor, the fastest growing telecom operator in India has invited young people in the age group of 18-25 for an innovation and ideation platform that provides two young Internet enthusiasts to represent India at the Telenor Youth Summit 2014 at Oslo in Norway.

The Telenor Youth Summit is held in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center.

Announcing the Internet For All challenge, Morten Karlsen Sorby, CEO, Uninor said, “Through the Internet for all Challenge, we aspire to get the youth to start thinking about Internet as a medium to address pressing social issues. Platforms like the IFA Challenge and the Telenor Youth Summit encourages exchange of ideas, build trade and fosters communication between people and nations, thereby allowing focus of energy from conflicts to resolutions.”

The competition is open to passionate young enthusiasts who aim to bring a positive social change by innovative use of mobile Internet. Interested participants can submit entries using the Internet for All Challenge application on the Facebook page of Uninor or http://uninor.in/ifachallenge.

Pooja Thakran, chief communication officer and CSR Head, Uninor said, “Internet for All Challenge is a platform to engage and align youth to find innovative and meaningful use of Internet.  Besides being an exciting contest to represent the country at a global summit, the young minds get a chance to interact, learn and voice their opinions for global social agenda for change.”

After initial screening of entries, the first jury round will be held in seven cities – Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Agra, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Patna, where one winner each will be chosen. The seven finalists will be competing in the final round to be held in Delhi. They will be judged basis the potential of their idea, ease of commercial viability to ensure self-sustainability and the prominence of their oratory and presentation skill in creatively articulating their idea.

The three finalists will get a cash prize to help them promote their idea for adoption. The winner will get a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and an all-expense paid trip to Oslo to attend the Telenor Youth Summit, the second winner will get a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Oslo to attend the Telenor Youth Summit.

The Telenor Youth Summit hosted by Telenor Group’s president and CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas, is an opportunity for tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs to engage with experts, thought leaders and fellow youth.

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