Youth Leadership Camp At Kota Bharu: A Resounding Success
For participants attending the Inter-varsity Youth Leadership Camp at Dewan Utama, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Kota Bharu on 1 March 2014, it was a day well spent and the insights and experiences gained shall be most useful to them in facing new challenges.
Some of the participants were choked with emotion and many were thankful that they had the opportunity to listen to Prof. Dr. Suresh Govind’s highly inspiring presentation which was often punctuated with humour and interesting anecdotes.
The six workshops – Time Management, Thought Management, H.O.P.E, Human Values Drama, Community Service and Parents Appreciation Day- held concurrently were also very thought-provoking.
“I have gained new insights by attending this camp and I am determined to change,” said one of the participants at the end of the day.
“We found the workshops very interesting and useful,” said another.
“Similar camps should be held in future for the benefit of new students,” echoed yet another participant.
They were among 300 university and college students who attended the one-day camp. Themed “Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders for Nation Building”, the camp was organised by USM’s Indian Cultural Society in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Kelantan (Jeli, Bachok and Pengkalan Chepa campuses), Masterskill College, Kota Bharu Polytechnic and the Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Kota Bharu.
The multi-racial participants made the event even more significant and meaningful for it certainly augurs well for nation building.
SSBC of Kota Bharu, despite their small numbers, deserves a pat on the back for their dedication and perseverance. “Good leaders make things happen” – and that’s exactly what they did.
Earlier, speaking at the launch of the camp, Guest of Honour, Gandesan Letchumanan, the Deputy Director General of the Department of National Unity and Integration, praised the Sai Coiuncil for organising the camp, adding “We are very happy to work with the Sai Council in promoting inter-racial harmony in the country.”
Ganesan also stressed that students must not only excel in their studies but must also be involved in community service activities and bring honour to themselves, their parents and the country.