Welcome to Initiatives of Change

We, a group of young people, are challenged by the idea of Initiatives of Change, IofC, because it inspires you to do what you feel is best for you. All you have to do is ask yourself in silence on what is good for you and how you can bring that change. That's where the process of change starts. Change yourself first, reform yourself and you will reform thousands. This idea appealed many of us and it has brought together young people from all over the country year after year.

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VISION

The vision is empowerment of ordinary youth into forces of change. We will work tirelessly to inspire young people who will play an important role in society; whose character is shaped by the universal values of honesty, love, unselfishness, purity and selfless service around the world. Such individuals will provide an alternative...

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ASIA PLATEAU

Nestling in the western hills of India and overlooking the Krishna Valley lies Asia Plateau, a centre for introspection and dialogue. Over the past five decades ordinary men and women of all classes, races and religions have experienced here, a change in attitude, motivation and behaviour causing ripples in their personal lives, families, workplaces, communities, and sometimes much beyond.

Asia Plateau is used for holding the training programmes and conferences of Initiatives of Change. Asia Plateau is a 68-acre campus situated at an altitude of 1,300 meters in Panchgani, just a 100 kms. away from Pune, and 248 km from Mumbai.

Stories of Change

I sat sipping my morning coffee and solving Sudoku. I realized I hadn’t checked my cell phone for about an hour and to my surprise I did not want to either. It was 9th June 2018 a day after I...

Gandhali Bhide - Thane, Maharashtra

June 2014 was when I stepped into Asia Plateau, being a nature lover I was stunned by the beauty the place possessed. The place offered something that cities could not give us. I have a very specia...

Nithi Divecha - Nagpur, Maharashtra

I grew up as a volunteer and peace ambassador in the middle of recurring inter-ethnic and cross border conflicts in Kenya’ north eastern region; a place commonly known for the wrong reasons, ...

Balqesa Abdi Sheikh - Nakuru, Kenya

Right now, although being in the USA, I clearly remember, it was just the end of the 2 years of rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program towards the end of May, as most awaited vacation wa...

Ishan Modi - Ankleshwar, Gujarat

I am Sachin Agrawal from Nuapada District, Odisha. I work as a Software engineer with TCS and I live in Andheri, Mumbai. I came to know about IofC in 2006, when I was involved in a teaching the un...

Sachin Agrawal - Nuapada, Odisha

Like a lot of people, I came to LMAD expecting just a short getaway to a beautiful hill station. After the conference, I came back to Mumbai with much more than I had bargained for. I honestly bel...

Pyusha Dalmia - Mumbai, Maharashtra