About the Organization

INY Foundation is a youth-led non-profit organization working to create next generation of leaders which shall be critical to India’s development story.


We envision an India full of responsible leaders who shall write India’s development story.


To equip young adults with leadership toolkit through leadership programs and workshops which shall encourage and inspire them to solve some of the complex social and economic problems faced by India, thereby, impacting India’s development positively.

Our Story

Contemplating about the solutions to some of the complex social problems India faces, Aditya and Pratik realised that they have been trying to solve some of these problems from the past few years but the impact they’ve been able to create has been in thousands, not millions. How can the problem solving process be expedited? – This was the questions they asked themselves.

At the University of Chicago Centre in Delhi, the idea dawned upon them that if they can help create more leaders like them, problem solving can be accelerated and the impact shall reach millions really soon.

So, they decided to start a movement – India Needs You (INY) to mentor leaders who shall drive social change in India.


We are a member organization of the Alexis Group, India’s leading federation of youth organizations bound by the common motto of Passion for Excellence.


Aditya Singh
MSc International Management with Merit, University of Strathclyde, UK

Pratik Gauri
MBA, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi

Advisory Board

Antoine Duvauchelle
Co-Founder, SeriesImpact and Adjunct Professor, INSEAD

Dr. Christopher Nelson
Assistant Professor, Indiana Tech University, USA

Dr. David Seftel
CEO, Enable Biosciences Inc

Dr. Harish Pant
Managing Director, Hampson Industries

Dr. M.K. Awasthi
Professor, IIM Lucknow

Dr. Manoj Kumar
Managing Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon

Dr. Neeti Shikha
Associate Professor, Symbiosis Law School Noida

Dr. Nilesh Khare
Professor & Dean, Jagran Lakecity University

Robert Smith
Founder, ICV (Investment Community Visibility)

Hon. Rose Jacobs Gibson
Founder and CEO, Hagar Services Coalition Inc

Rwitwika Bhattacharya-Agarwal
Founder and CEO, Swaniti Initiative

Dr. Saarthak Bakshi
Co-Founder and CEO, International Fertility Centre

Sankalp Potbhare
Managing Director – India, Bangladesh and Nepal, The Kraft Heinz Company

Shishir Srivastava
Author and Peace Educator

Dr. S. P. Aggarwal
Principal, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi

Sukhleen Aneja
Marketing Director, RB

Dr. T. K. Mishra
Director, Ramanujan Centre for Ethics and Values

Varadarajan Krishna
Managing Director, Induct AS India

Vinay Shrivastava
Head of New Business & Digital Strategy, Marico Limited

Prof. (Dr.) Yogendra Srivastava
Professor and Director, School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University