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Students get insight into various facets of leadership

http://www.bluebytes.info | Feb 15, 2011

To motivate and educate young minds on leadership and the roles they could play in shaping the future of the country, an International Student Leadership Day was celebrated by PMI, Pearl City Chapter.

As India grows in size and its economy prospers, it is vital the country invests in grooming leaders of tomorrow in various sectors – industry, social, government as well as academic.

By bringing in innovation and dynamism into their respective fields, such leaders will play a positive role in overseeing the transformation of the developing nation into a developed one.

To motivate and educate young minds on leadership and the roles they could play in shaping the future of the country, an International Student Leadership Day was celebrated by Project Management Institute (PMI), Pearl City Chapter at Shilpakala Vedika here Thursday. The fest is held February 3 every year.

Interaction

Nearly 1,700 youngsters in the age group of 12 to 22 years participated in the day-long proceedings during which they were able to listen to and interact with current day's leaders in various fields. From bureaucrats and academicians to industry executives and entrepreneurs, the students were offered insight into various facets of leadership and how they could contribute to nation-building.

Led by PMI, Pearl City chapter's president Suresh Chandra and former PMI Team India chairman V. Srinivasa Rao, they joined students in various colleges across the State in taking a leadership pledge.

“Individual growth leads to family growth, and family growth leads to a nation or world growth,” Mr. Rao, also vice president, Mahindra Satyam said while addressing students at the event.

Delivering the keynote address on role of industry, government and academia in building the best-in-class leaders, dean, Management Development Programmes, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Prof. VH Iyer, advised the young minds, “Before you manage others, you have to manage yourselves. You own the most sophisticated equipment – the human body.”

Participating in a panel discussion along with chairman of Dhruva College of Management S. Pratap Reddy and executive vice president, HR, Indu Projects Limited, V. Pardhasaradhy, Commissioner of Technical Education Dr. K. Lakshminarayana asked students to imbibe critical thinking, creativity and courage, as they are attributes of any leader.

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