Monday, November 8, 2010

Exchange of ideas at youth conclave

Chander Parkash
Tribune News Service

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The first Fazilka Youth Conclave was organised by the Graduate Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF) on Saturday in this town. The gathering consisted of those who are still studying and are yet to decide their goals, the youths who have been serving in different fields after getting education from this town and those who have made a mark in their respective fields. Interestingly, the participation of girls in the conclave was also encouraging.

The aim of the conclave was to bring all the youths together on a common platform to make them interact and share ideas with those who have become achievers in various fields and also to decided future course of action for changing their own life and paving the way towards a better life for future generation.

While Umesh Kukkar, president, GWAF, gave a call that all the members, who participated in the conclave, should become active flag-bearers to carry the legacy of Fazilka, Navdeep Asija, secretary, GWAF, on 'Fazilka-1844, A Love Story' informed about the architectural heritage of the city and how active participation of Fazilka youths can carry forward the legacy of this India's important town. Karan Gilhotra, who has been mentioned in the Limca Book of Records as the youngest sarpanch of the country, stressed upon the role of educated youth in active politics. Paramjit Warar, a social activist, working in the rural areas of the border belt with youth, Sanjeev Nagpal, an entrepreneur, Vikram Ahuja, a leading environmentalist, Vinod Jiyani, a pioneer in rural tourism, Anju Aneja, an entrepreneur, CP Kamboj also presented their views on the occasion. A quiz related to Fazilka was also conducted for the audience.

"The non-political young entrepreneurs have already made an investment of about Rs 500 crore and employment for over 2000 youngsters in this border belt possible. Now, political leaders have to prove their worth," said Rajneesh Kamra, who pioneered IT business in this border town.

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