‘Young leaders meet’ held with participation of 253 students from 18 schools

NC Correspondent.
Bhopal:  Marking the on going celebrations of the school’s Golden Jubilee Year, Carmel Ex-Students Association (CESA) organized a day long Young Leaders Meet in the school premises on Saturday. Selected Cabinets, a total of 253 students, from as many as 18 different schools participated in the event which included guest lectures from experts from different fields.
Noted educationalist Dr. Preeti Mishra, Professor of Economics IEHE, Anurag Shrivastava eminent lawyer and Dr. N Ganesh, Head and Senior Scientist, Department of Research Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal, were the key speakers of the day.
The event commenced with a prayer recital which was followed by a prayer dance. This was followed by the welcome speech of Sister Anupa, Principal Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School for girls.

Speaking on leadership Archbishop Bhopal Leo Cornelio, who was the chief guest of the event emphasized that No matter what religion you belong, good leadership always leads to humanity. This was followed by IAS officer and President of CESA, Anubha Shrivastava, said that, “A biggest value of a leader is to first bring change within oneself and then change the world. It is a part of leadership itself through which you create new leaders.” 

Explaining various methods of handling stress and depression, Dr. Preeti Mishra spoke to the students on how to handle stress. “We are in stress when we have to face a situation which is not acceptable to us. We are in stress when we are worried and anxious about our future. Nearly 30% students are in stress and out of these 10 percent go in depression,” Dr. Preeti said. In her one hour lecture, she suggested ways to fight stress and also conducted to self-analyzing activities. Dr. Preeti Mishra has also been a cultural ambassador of India in the United States.
The second session was of Anurag Shrivastava, threw light on the subject of Leadership and Ethics. “Everyone has a leadership quality. Even if you are cooking you are a leader, because you have a set of people dependent on you for food. But to be a good leader, you need to have a few qualities. You need to influence others and also need to critically analyze a situation and then announce a decision,” he said.

During the lecture he also gave examples of good and bad leaderships and also spoke on positive and negative influence. Anurag Shrivasava is also a theatre artiste and has acted in films like Satyagraha and Jai Gangajal. His documentary feature ‘Rediscovering India’ made it to the World Premier Category in the Sofia Biting Docs, international film festival held in Sofia the capital of Bulgaria in 2015.
   The concluding lecture of the evening of Dr. N Ganesh focused on Cancer and Diet awareness – Myth to Fact. During his lecture he spoke on the causes of cancer and the general misconceptions people have about the disease.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks.

Felicitation of students:
All the students who were present during the Young Leaders meet were felicitated with mementos.
Participant schools: 
·         Queen Marry school
·         St. Paul School
·         Mount Carmel
·         Campion School
·         Fr. Agnel School
·         St. Francis Barrai
·         St. Joseph – Idgah hills
·         St. Joseph Co-ed – Arera
·         St. Joseph’s Kolar
·         St. Xavier’s school
·         Carmel Convent Ratanpur
·         St. Marry’ s school
·         St. Theresa School
·         Holy Family School
·         Devmata School
·         St. Thomas school
·         St. Montfort school
·         Carmel Convent -  BHEL

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