Leader Training Service (LTS) Shillong region, on May 28, organised a one-day Student Leadership Forum, hosted by St. Edmunds Higher Secondary School, Shillong.
Around 300 students from seven schools from in and around the city participated in the leadership conclave.
Rosetta Mary Kurbah, Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills was the chief guest, while Br. Solomon Morris, principal, St. Edmunds Higher Secondary School was the guest of honour. Also present were Sister Mable, principal Loreto Convent School, and Fr. Alayee, Director Youth Ministry, Sacred Heart Theological College.
In her inaugural speech, Kurbah exhorted the students to break the shackles of their comfort zone and move out to interact with people to achieve one’s goal, adding that response to negativity depends on one’s attitude. She advised the students to accept everyone.
The annual student leadership forum is an initiative of LTS under the surveillance of Br. John P Tom, the coordinator of LTS Shillong region.
The seminar had four speakers, each one sharing their expertise in their own field.
Dr Judita Syiemleih from Rotary international exhorted on the topic “Leadership for Adolescents”, while Ankur Jhunjhunwala, National Vice President of JCI India spoke on the different types of leadership and the art of creative leadership.
Eva Thabah enlightened the students to be self leaders and appreciate one self, and Swapnil Pawar, Sub Divisional Officer Sadar Shillong, in the last session delivered a speech on cyber security which was a great eye opener for the young leaders on the know-how and threats in their leadership journey.
The LTS has its presence in 15 schools of Shillong; its motto “For God and the World” continually strives to educate the students to be honest citizens today and leaders with ethical value tomorrow.