The first Influencers Meet in South India concluded with the introduction of new ideas in the field of media. More than 200 delegates from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, including bloggers, and online journalists attended the three-day gathering.
The meet was organized in accordance with Covid standards. More than 20 resorts were set up under the Wayanad Tourism Organization, the hospitality partner of the event. MV Shreyams Kumar MP,Rajya Sabha participated, online . Dr. Boby Chemmanur was the Chief Guest at the Influencers Meet , Misty Lights 2021. Deputy Director of Tourism K.S. Radhakrishnan, Wayanad Tourism Organization representative, Vancheeswaran, B. Shailesh and Anoop Murthy spoke.
YouTube representative Poornima Vijayan led the classes. Explore Wayanad program was also arranged by the DTPC. Kalpetta Unarvu folk art troupe performed Wayanad’s unique art and cultural programs,led by Responsible Tourism Mission. Some foreign delegates also attended the meeting,online to revitalize and promote the tourism and agriculture sectors that were devastated in the aftermath of the floods and Covid.
There were tea tours, coffee tours, honey tours, heritage village visits and model farmers’ farm visits. More than 250 people attended the public event held at Vaithiri Village to mark the conclusion. Dr. Boby Chemmanur presented the 22 carat Boby and Maradona Gold Button to all YouTubers with over two lakh subscriptions who attended the event.
Motivation YouTuber Shihab who has no legs and hands , the oldest YouTuber Annamma Chetati , and other millionaires were also honored. Media researchers Mary Elizabeth Muller from Germany, Mohammed Safad from the Netherlands and Devdas Rajaram, a professor at the Asian School of Journalism, participated online. The chief guest, Dr. Boby Chemmanur attended the event three days full time. He told that Influencers Meet will take place in all states of India and as the number of YouTube subscribers increased, the You Tubers would be honored with gold.
One sovereign, five sovereigns, ten sovereigns, 25 sovereigns, 50 sovereigns and 101 sovereigns will be given away as per the popularity and reach of You Tube. Media startups Media Wings Digital Solutions, 999 Inc are the organizers of Misty Lights.