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July 4, 2011

Young Leaders’ Conference 2011

KARACHI: The Young Leaders’ Conference (YLC), 2011 being held with the slogan of ‘Faith, Unity, Discipline and Revolution’ entered into its 3rd consecutive day having theme of ‘Change the Way You Think,’ here on Sunday.
The chief guest of the day was Member Provincial Assembly Raza Haroon. Speaking on the occasion he said that nature had bestowed Pakistan with the wealth of diversity and our country was enriched with all natural resources. The need of the hour was management of resources and a competent leadership was essential for it, he added.

Haroon urged participants to create all required abilities of leadership in themselves. He also talked about the history of world and leadership.

Faisal Qureshi of Personality Quotient delivered the keynote address on ‘Change the Way You Think’. In his address, Qureshi focused the spirit of listening and appreciating other’s perspectives.

Participants were exposed to different thematic views in breakout sessions featuring Sheema Kermani, Dance; Talat Hussain, Theatre; Yousuf Kerai, Music; Sharmeen Chinoy, Film; and Dr Awaab Alvi, Street Power. On the occasion, a panel discussion entitled ‘Kalaam: Intercultural Dialogue with Ambassadors of Change’ was held. Abbas Hussain chaired the session while Deepak Perwani, Sidra Iqbal, Dr Zsuzsnana Fajcsak, Shazia Khawar and Khalid Malik were the panelists. Participants raised several questions, which were replied by the panelists.

Another interesting session of the conference entitled ‘Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Teray’ was held to provide youth with an opportunity of capacity building. The session was conducted by Umair Jaliawala. In the segment, he made participants realise in an effective manner that diversity strengthened culture and character. The 10th six-day conference, being organised by the School of Leadership to teach Pakistani youth about leadership skills, will continue till July 6.Daily Times.

July 4, 2011

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

KARACHI: The 10th Youth Leaders Conference with the theme of ‘Eman-Ittehad-Tanzeem-Inqilab’ began at a local hotel on Friday.

The aim of the event is to provide youth with an opportunity to explore their talent and use it for the construction and progress of the country.

The six-day conference was attended by as many as 350 youngsters from the country. The stage and the conference hall were decorated with balloons, having colours of Pakistani flag. The participants were hoisting national flags, which bestowed the ceremony a very patriotic look.
Sports and Youth Affairs Department Secretary Syed Shoaib Siddiqui inaugurated the conference.

In his address, he said that youth were the most important segment of the society and what the department was willing to do was to realise the value of youth to all sectors of life, including politicians, entrepreneurs and others in general and to policy makers in particular.

He said that though the society was facing several negative trends and problems, they also had a beacon of hope in the form of a large number of talented youth. In the Western and developed world, Pakistan was considered as a fortunate country due to its rich percentage of youth in its population, he said.

Siddiqui further said that the society had also some complains about the youth, so it was their duty to redress them and prove themselves as responsible citizens and active members of the society. He urged youth not to waste their time as time and tide wait for none.

He said: “If you want to go abroad to seek knowledge, research, education or even for earning money then you can go, but must remember that none would facilitate, accommodate or respect you as your motherland.”

School of Leadership Director Kamran Rizvi said in a very energetic manner while shedding light over the theme of the conference that youth would play a significant role in eliminating ongoing rising desperation in the society. He told audience: “Revolution comes in a nation when it leaves dual standards, spoiling time and telling lie.”

Rizvi said that they had changed the famous slogan ‘Unity-Faith-Discipline’ into ‘Faith-Unity-Discipline and Revolution’ because unity could not be created without having faith. Faith is the core factor to gain success in the life, he said.

He said that indeed Pakistani nation had not yet experienced freedom as liberty could not be gained without bounding ourselves to discipline. He urged youth to focus on implementing their knowledge, instead of only feeling proud of having knowledge.

The conference was being organised in collaboration with 26 corporate partners. The representatives of these companies and institutions also expressed their views shortly on the occasion.

The conference will continue till Wednesday. During the conference participants will learn leadership values and other required skills of the time.Daily Times.

July 4, 2011

Young Leaders Conference begins

Karachi:Three hundred and fifty young participants from all over Pakistan, dressed in green shirts, were lost in a world of their own as they danced on a famous Pakistani song at the opening ceremony of the 10th Young Leader’s Conference here on Friday.

The YLC is an annual event organised by the School of Leadership for 18-21 years olds.

The theme for this year is ‘Iman, Itehad, Tanzeem – faith, unity, discipline’. The organizers have changed the order of Quaid-e-Azam’s famous quote. “Until people believe and accept and respect differences there can be no unity,” said Rizwan Rizvi, Director SoL.

“The more discipline you have within yourself the more freedom you would have,” he elaborated.

“These three words have no significance for us. It is time we attach meaning to them,” said Umair Jaliawala, a former participant and now a trainer at YLC. Jaliawala considers this conference “sacred” for him.

In the first session, participants were randomly divided into groups of twenty. Each group had a young facilitator, trained by SoL, and a symbol to distinguish them from rest.

After thanking the sponsors who helped organise the event, an orientation session took place, where each group had a one-to-one chat with successful people from the corporate world.

Eighteen year-old Zeeshan who came all the way from Lahore was full of praise for the event. He thought it was good way to build network and make new friends. Even though the conference was charging around Rs40,000 per participant, Zeeshan thought it was “good value for money”.

“People who can not afford it can get sponsored”, he said.

Hira Wajahat, who has been in the YLC management for five years, believes that handling this year’s event is comparatively harder because out of six days, the participants will spend three days in sessions and exercises arranged outside the hotel.

Zainab Haider, a young facilitator, thinks it is a good opportunity for her “to give back what she learnt as a participant last year”. She talks about her YLC community project last year where she invited guest speakers for a session at her university. “You cannot be a YLC graduate if you do not complete your community project,” she explains.

The conference was inaugurated by Syed Shoaib Siddiqui, Secretary Sports and Youth Affair. The organisers said that each year they receive a better response from the youth and were happy for the fact that this year 35 percent of the participants were girls.The news.

July 4, 2011

Young Leaders’ Conference 2011

KARACHI: The Young Leaders’ Conference (YLC), 2011 being held with the slogan of ‘Faith, Unity, Discipline and Revolution’ entered into its 3rd consecutive day having theme of ‘Change the Way You Thin
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