Gilgit - Baltistan

Youth summit in Gilgit, by AKYSBP

by Asghar Khan

The Aga Khan Youth & Sports Board, Gilgit region organized a full-day summit for Youth, titled “Youth Leadership Summit [YLS-2008] at Gilgit Serena Hotel on August 9, 2008. The event held with the generous support and cooperation of the SEED (Social and Environmental Education Development Program) of the Serena Hotels and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) Gilgit. The underpinning theme of the event was to unlock the latent potentials and talents of the Future Leaders; YOUTH.

The event started with a blend of powerful presentations, creative and innovative activities, interactive sessions, motivational and inspirational speeches from eminent scholars and inspiring movie etc. An important component of the event was the face-to-face and interactive discussion with the Jammati Leadership and AKDN Heads in event called Baithak. This component was widely appreciated by the Leaders and participants as this was a unique opportunity for both to share and express their ideas. The participants got inspiration and guidance from the leaders, while the leaders got an insight of the youth related issues.
The target audience of the summit were youth of age bracket between 17 to 30 years and qualification intermediate and above from Gilgit region include Skardu. Selection criteria were based on the statement of interest written by the applicants at application form. Priority was given to those who shown courage and passion to work for the community and institutions in honorary capacity and are aware and concerned about the Youth related issues. Every effort was made to attract and bring the talented Youth for this summit and acquaint them regarding their roles and responsibilities; as they have to take the charge of leadership roles in future.

The last component of the event was the Cultural Gala, in which the participants showed terrific performance in humoristic skits, dramas, songs and traditional dances. The event concluded with the vote of thanks from the Hon. Secretary AKYSB.   

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  1. Wow this is a great job done. I congratulate Mr. Sajjad Haider and his team for such a wonderful activity which is need of the hour. The youth has greater potentials and talents but it needs to be directed. I hope the youth must have benefited from this activity. Once again bravo! for this initaitive which is actually the hallmark of AKYSB-Glt.


  2. a woundrful programme was condected by AKYSB at Serena hotel gilgit on bealf of me and my AKYSB team i am very thankful to SEED Serena team for arrangment of such summit. and i requist to all youths to avail this type programmes to inhance their skills. this is really a team work of AKYSB Gilgit. keep it up may God give u courage to condect this type of programme time to time

    rashid kiu

  3. Dear Editor and team of,

    This is Sajjad Haider (Chairman Aga Khan Youth & Sports Board, Gilgit Region and Lead Coordinator of Youth Leadership Summit). I saw the event report of “Youth Leadership Summit-2008” at your website. I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your coverage and reporting the event. Thank you so much for all that. And I really appreciate the way is serving the community through disseminating the useful and latest information to our people particulary youth However, there are some clarifications / amendments to be made in the report of YLS. In fact, some of our partners have shown serious concern for not properly highlighting their organizational name and proper acknowledgement, so kindly change the report and publish the following one. I would be highly grateful to you.
    Best regards,
    Sajjad Haider,
    Chairman AKYSB Gilgit region.

  4. Dear Sajjad and Team of AKYSB Gilgit
    Congratulations for arranging such a nice event and hope to continue it in future.

    Thanks and regards
    Sharif Khan

  5. It was a wonderful event and i learned alot from it as member of the management team i would like to thank SEED and Serena for their generous support

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