Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The 19th Young Leaders Conference came to an end with the final day held in the last week of December amongst much fanfare. The conference proved to be another success hosted by the School of Leadership, with special programs and activities to inspire and empower the participating youth.
The 19th Young Leaders Conference was held with strict SOPs, following all the necessary precautions. The organizing committee carefully monitored the event to ensure the safety of the participants, organizers, and guests. Following this year’s theme of ‘Breakthrough,’ the six days and five nights conference welcomed various speakers and mentors from all walks of life to inspire the youth to break through the confines and go after what they want.
The first day was kicked off by the School of Leadership’s Founding member Kamran Rizvi, and Aaminah Saeed – the GM Marketing EBM. The six-day residential program brought together 20 participants from all across Pakistan, rather than 300 students like every year, in light of the social distancing measures. The 19th YLC saw energy, vitality, and excitement, with prominent personalities from various sectors of business, government, and private companies mentoring and training the youth every day through various activities.
Some of the notable speakers from this year’s program included Mubashir Zaidi, Justice Nasira Iqbal, Waleed Iqbal, Javed Jabbar, Arfah Karim, Shabbar Zaidi, Raza Rumi, Sheema Kirmani, Shandana Gulzar, Bee Gul, Umair Jaliawala, Waqar Ali, and others.
An introduction to Social Action Projects (SAP) was the last day’s theme and was moderated by Sorath Kalpna Gianchandani and Rameez Khalil. Through these SAPs, the participants will now work as the change-makers and will give back to society.
This year’s conference was sponsored by the Founding Partner English Biscuit Manufacturers, and Cause Partners FNF and KIA Motors, British Council, Marie Stopes Society, KFC, Viper, Hubco, IBEX. The Jang Group was the official media partner, Suno FM 89.4 the Official Radio Partner for the conference, while Double Click Pvt Ltd. served as the PR partner.