Youth Seminar – a must attend, Bridging the Gap between First and Second Generation
Don’t miss the Youth Forum between 3PM – 4 PM at Gwinnett Center tomorrow
We made an effort to come from third world to the first world. This land of milk and honey comes as a package deal with the good, the bad and the ugly. Learn all about what our younger generation think of growing up in America, opportunities they have, challenges they face at home and with the upcoming global competition. Participate in a lively discussion on the cultural divide between the first and second generation Indians and how to bridge them together.
The forum panel includes many second generation Indians including –
1) Dr. Anuj Manocha – Distinguished Internal Medicine Doctor. Very active at IASF and community events
2) Dr. Suvrat Bhargave – Distinguished Psychiatrist, a role model to kids & a popular MC. Very active in the community
3) Sarung Tripathi, a budding Industrial Engineer from reputed Georgia Institue of Technology. Very active in the community
4) Chetan Hebbale, a freshman at UGA and the top seed national debater among all US Asian High School Seniors in 2012
5) Navneet Singh Narula – Accomplished Consultant, Recipient Lifetime Presidential Service Medal by President Obama
This hour-long event, branded “Bridging the Gap between First and Second Generation Indian-Americans,” will be a panel discussion with questions coming from both panel members as well as the audience.
1. Why are older generations reluctant to let children go into anything but medicine/engineering? How should youth handle these pressures?
2. Should Indian parents be as open to dating at young ages as western people are?
3. Why don’t traditional Indians encourage their kids to engage in extracurricular? Should they?
4. How does the Dharun Ravi incident reflect upon Indian-Americans?
5. Would it be easier for young Indian children to perform with their natural drive, instead of being pushed by Indian parents?
6. Are you embarrassed to show your Indian culture at your school/around friends?
7. How should we eradicate ignorance toward south Asians in the United States? (More directed toward hate crimes such as Oak Creek, etc.)
This will be a great opportunity for us to all discuss the challenges of being Indian in the United States from the perspectives of both parents as well as kids. Your suggestions are welcome