Youth community development programme in Kohima

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/12/2020 9:39:18 AM IST

Youth leadership and community development (YLCD) training programme was conducted at Eden Garden, Khuzama, Kohima from January 7 to 9 by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kohima. 

A press release from DYC, NYK Kohima John Makhabo stated that, Rev. Fr. Raymond welcomed the NYK officials and the participants to the training stating that it was a very good occasion to develop oneself and develop the community at large. He asked the participants to make the best use of the training programme as such chances were very rare for the youths. Mhasil Nicholas, national youth volunteer and John Makhabo, DYC NYK, were the resource persons of the training programme. 

John Makhabo, DYC highlighted the aims and objectives of the youth leadership and community development programme. He said that the training programme was conducted with a view to help young people translate knowledge, develop appropriate attitudes and inculcate values that would help them acquire the ability to effective leader imbibed with proper leadership qualities and develop good personality.  

DYC dwelt on leadership, duties and responsibilities of leader, characteristics of a leader, qualities and function of leaders were discussed at length. He said that there were so many leaders in society but many lacked effective leadership qualities. Leaders should be the one who shared the message not through his words but action, as action speak louder than words, he added. 

Speaking on qualities and function of a leader, he highlighted the characteristics of effective leaders and also stressed on the need to build personality development where one can develop self-confidence, self esteem and positive attitude towards life.  He pointed out that anyone who wanted to shine in life needed to imbibe leadership qualities for successful career. 

Mhasil Nicholas took sessions on effective communication skills and inter-person relationship. He called upon the youth to be a leader who was effective in communication as one has to be a good teacher working with the community. He also said that effective communication was very important for the public or audience to understand the speaker’s concept and contain. He also spoke on public speaking where public leaders should know the essence of public speaking skills. 

The participants were taught on how to make decision making skills going through the various choices and keeping priority of gravity of issues. Programme ended with vote of thanks from trainees and organizations. Training programme was attended by 35 persons.


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