South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) was born when a group of South Asian youth came together at the 5th World Youth Congress in Turkey. They felt the deep connection of shared culture and history between them. But they also found several unresolved issues, incomplete conversations and possibilities of partnership.
Hence, the need for a space where young leaders converge, discuss and collaborate led to Blue Ribbon Movement organizing the 1st conference in Bangalore. It was a success on many fronts – it managed to get every country in the SAARC region represented. It gave birth to several projects including the South Asian Good News channel and the Mangalore Youth Leadership Conclave. Our Action Based Change Declaration was well received across the globe and finally presented to the UN in New York. It became synonymous with the theme of Peace.