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Meet the youth

Interviews of nine individuals, eight of whom are from the city, make up the Youth Brigade series that currently run on YouTube. As they talk about their success stories, these passionate youngsters must make city lad Sushant Sharma, 20, very proud, for Youth Brigade is his initiative.

brunch Updated: Sep 12, 2012 10:52 IST
Navleen Lakhi

Interviews of nine individuals, eight of whom are from the city, make up the Youth Brigade series that currently run on YouTube. As they talk about their success stories, these passionate youngsters must make city lad Sushant Sharma, 20, very proud, for Youth Brigade is his initiative.

Currently pursuing graduation from DAV College, Sector 10, Sushant has been a radio jockey and show producer for All India Radio (AIR) for the past three years now, having done programmes such as Career Guru, Chuppe Rustam and Radio Masters. About his current project, he shares, "Youth Brigade brings the best of the youth in our weekly series, where some unconventional and passionate youngsters are featured.

It was started in July, with every episode focussing on one individual for 10 minutes. A total of nine youngsters from different walks of life, and who have been following their passion with persistence and patience, have been interviewed."

Sushant adds that the basic idea for launching the series was to help draw admiration for these people. "The other important cause was to give today's youth role models who they are not aware of," says he.

Some episodes of Youth Brigade have been shot by Varundeep Singh, a Class 12 student who used basic cameras such as HMX 300 or Sony Ericsson's base model. The show's editing has been done by a 17-year-old named Prithvi Chahal, who used editing software, PowerDirect 9.

Some of the youngsters who have been featured on the show include Rubina Singh, Rohit Sachdeva, Prashant Chadha, Sukhmani Kohli, Manyu Angrish and Angad Cheema, apart from Raghu Ram of MTV Rodies fame. The last episode, which will be seen in October, will be a discussion-based programme having these youth icons and other youngsters in the audience.

Sushant recalls, "The idea of the programme had come to my mind quite early, but it took almost a year to even start with the pre-production work. Another hindrance that we faced was to find a video editor, which took eight months since it's a zero budget project. But finally, we could manage to run the series on YouTube on the channel, Infotainment, and on our Facebook page: Youth Brigade - Youth With A Difference."

After the last episode, Sushant will come up with another solution-oriented programme and highlight the problems of Chandigarh in it.