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12:00 AM, August 13, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 13, 2010

BYLC - Star Campus Roundtable

Take part in social services

Speakers urge youths

Speakers at a roundtable discussion yesterday urged the youth to take part in social services and political process for a brighter future of Bangladesh.
The discussion titled “New directions for youth leadership development” was organised by The Bangladesh Youth Leadership Centre (BYLC) with Star Campus at The Daily Star office in the city marking International Youth Day.
The purpose of the event was to explore ways through which young people can lead social change by playing an active role in the community.
Issues on public leadership and role of youth in participating in political process, existing problems in the multi-tiered educational system, and opportunities for youth led community development was discussed.
Shahnoor Wahid, editor of Star Campus, said, “It is important to nurture grassroots leadership to promote social development. Real leadership comes from serving your community and the best way to develop leadership skills is by getting involved in community service initiatives."
Ejaj Ahmad, president of BYLC, said, “Leadership is not only about position or authority rather is an activity that helps improve the human condition with compassion at heart.”
“Organisations like JAAGO Foundation, Community Action, and One Degree Initiative, are all doing impressive work to develop a more compassionate young generation. A bright future awaits Bangladesh if such community initiatives are taken by the young generation," said Ejaj.
Shahnoor Wahid moderated the session.
The roundtable was also attended by Korvi Rakshand, founder chairman of JAAGO Foundation, Nabila Idris, founder president of Community Action, Zubair Idris, founding member of Community Action and One Degree Initiative, and Sabhanaz Rashid Diya, cofounder and advisor of One Degree Initiative.
Several BYLC graduates and members from the Star Campus team and representatives from other youth organisations also actively participated in the meeting.

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