YOUNG WORLD

Be the change, bring on the change

Youth power:The winners

Youth power:The winners  

SHALLU SHARMA

Participants went through six different stages including introspection exercises, group discussions, experiential learning, seminars and camps, to qualify.

Amity's Noida campus recently saw the grand finale of the “Youth Power 2009-10” contest for students from Stds. VIII to XII. The theme was “Youth: Be the change, Bring the change”, and the 10 finalists from different schools of the National Capital Region were keyed up to compete for the position of ‘Youth Envoy 2009-10' in the presence of youth icon Agatha Sangma, Minister of State for Rural Development, who was the chief guest. The judges were Abha Adams, educationist, and Anupama Pandey of Chintan, a non-governmental organisation. All the finalists gave a Powerpoint presentation they had prepared on different topics of their choice.

Refreshing

Agatha inspired the students, saying, “I feel really refreshed and good when I see young children speaking with so much enthusiasm and spark.” She requested young children to go to rural areas and contribute their bit to development by teaching there. She added, “I get to learn so much from the young generation and I hope in time I will be able to interact with different people of this generation.” In the interactive session before the declaration of results, she answered questions from kids regarding politics, the new generation and her inspiration in life.

After a vibrant session, the winners were declared: Ashwini Vaidialingam of Sanskriti School and Simran Sachdeva of Amity International, Pushp Vihar, got the winners' trophy.

Simran also bagged an opportunity to undergo an internship programme with an international NGO in a Southeast Asian country. Her trip is to be fully sponsored by Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools.

The event concluded on a cheerful note, as lots of information and smiles had been exchanged.

It brought to an end the contest that had been launched eight months ago by The Global Times, an Amity newspaper, in association with

The Global Education Leadership Foundation (tGELF).

The aim of the exercise was to help mould students into future national and global ethical leaders. Participants went through six different stages including introspection exercises, group discussions, experiential learning, seminars and camps, to qualify.

Shiv Vikram Khemka, Chairman, tGELF, and Gowri Ishwaran, CEO, tGELF, were guests of honour at the finals.



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