A brain storming workshop was held under the Chairmanship of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affair and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal to discuss a new programme proposed to be introduced for “Youth Leadership Development – Ek Saal, Desh Ke Naam”. The workshop was attended by Secretary(Youth Affairs ), Joint Secretary(Youth Affairs), Vice Chairpersons, NYKS, Director General, NYKS, Director, RGNIYD and eminent persons/intellectuals like Dr. Vinay Sahasrabudde, Shri Amrut Bang, Shri V Muraleedharan, Dr. Jyoti Shukla, Shri Swadesh Singh , Shri Waman Kendre working in the field of culture, author, theatre, economy, social organisation , academics, etc.
The group discussed the various issues like objectives of the programme, selection process for the fellows, course content, their training, etc. The group discussed as to how to nurture leadership talent among youth to meet societal challenges by way of comprehensive leadership training through exposure, experience, experimentation and enterprise and to equip them with the necessary skills, values and vision to increase the effectiveness of their work by giving them opportunity and atmosphere to develop their leadership talents by way of ‘Self Learning’ and to find more meaningful and joyful purpose for their life. The eminent persons discussed how to create a large group of young professionals having the desire and capability to understand and find answers to developmental issues. The members discussed ways to achieve the objectives by developing training and experience based learning process facilitating deeper search of these youth for leading a purposeful life. It is believed that such a pursuit of social problem solving will bring out the best among youth.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said that Scheme has objectives for the transformation of the ideology of the youth. The programme shall provide a learning experience to the youth to transform their outlook, offer opportunities and develop leadership qualities. While working for the programme, the youth will also understand the working of different departments of the Government and Centre State relationship.