DYSoC 2008 was the pioneer Youth Summit event which took place on 28 and 29 May 2008 at and in collaboration with the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), Teen Murti Bawan – the residence of India’s First Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The Theme of DYSoC 2008 was the same as the theme of the International Youth Day in the 2008 – Youth and Climate Change: Time for Action.
The objective of DYSoC 2008 – at a time when our source of information on climate change was the western media – was to generate awareness and inspire and empower the youth to be able to take action. DYSoC 2008 saw the participation of over 80 pre-registered members and an equal number of observers comprising citizens from Delhi and beyond. The keynote speech during the Summit was give by Mr. Bittu Sahgal (Editor, Sanctuary Asia Magazine).
DYSoC ’08 concluded with a Delhi Youth Charter on Climate Change which was presented to Mr. J.K. Dadoo, the then Environment Secretary of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. Mr. Dadoo welcomed the initiative of the youth for clean, bright today and a more secure tomorrow. DYSoC 2008 also paved the way for launching the Youth Climate movement in the country.