International Youth Day- 2015
Karachi, August 12: Youth Empowering Spaces (YES) organized International Youth Day celebration here on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Regent Plaza. YES is a collaborative project of Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh and Habib University Foundation (H.U.F.). The activities of the day followed the theme ‘Youth Civic Engagement’ to promote awareness about civic responsibilities and inspire youth to contribute towards development of Pakistan.
Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Commissioner Karachi, Government of Sindh, attended the event as Chief Guest. Other guests included Mr.Yahya Hussaini, media representative, Mr. Rizwan Jaffer, youth ambassador and Mr. Zain Goplani, motivational trainer. More than 250 young Pakistanis attended the event.
In his address, Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui stressed on the need of youth’s active contribution for economic and social growth of Pakistan. He encouraged the young audience to always opt for the path of hardwork and honesty in their personal, professional and social matters. Moreover, he congratulated the YES team, Government of Sindh and H.U.F. for organizing a meaningful initiative for the youth and expressed his wish for YES project toorganize more such productive events for youth development.
Mr. Yahya Hussaini discussedthe productive sports avenues available to youth of Pakistan for their healthy development. He also shared information about Pakistan’s latest achievements in international sports arena.
Furthermore, Mr. Rizwan Jaffer informed the young audience about various national and international platforms through which youth can make valuable contribution for their own personal growth as well as for the well-being of the country.
Continuing on the theme of civic engagement, Mr. Zain Goplani discussed small, everyday steps youth can take to explore their capabilities and serve their country efficiently.
The event also included meaningful theatre and singing performances on the day’s theme.
Mr. Syed Faheem Bukhari, Head Projects, H.U.F. identified YES project as an important development platform for youth of Pakistan and shed light over the vital efforts of Government of Sindh and Habib University Foundation for providing growth opportunities to youth. He expressed gratitude to Chief Guest, and all speakers for their valuable support and emphasized upon the importance of youth as the greatest asset of this country. He assured that H.U.F. will remain committed to providing personal, social and economic development opportunities to youngsters.
YES project is aimed at facilitating Pakistani youth to empower themselves, take charge of their lives and contribute proactively in creating a healthy society through organizing seminars, workshops, discussions and debates to raise consciousness among youth. YES is being implemented in Karachi, Dadu, Khairpur and Jamshoro.