Srinagar: Aiming to train potential changemakers to overcome Jammu and Kashmir’s prolonging socio-economic problems, a five day workshop was organised in Gulmarg, 1000 Leaders Programme, to groom 30 people.
To determine ideas and goals that will progress J-K towards a prosperous future, the ‘1000 Leaders Programme’ was organised by state’s Technical Education Department. The programme is implemented by the internationally acclaimed leadership training provider BRIDGE Institute Singapore in collaboration with J-K Skill Development Mission.
“The vision for the 1,000 Leader Programme is for a safer, more prosperous and joyous future, and this requires unlocking the remarkable capabilities and leadership in every part of society. The Bridge Institute is deeply honoured to have been invited in to design and support this programme,” said director Bridge Institute, Simon (Mac) McKenzie, who conducted the workshop.
Around 30 people, drawn from different walks of life, were imparted training on self-realisation, potential identification and scientific tools to approach problem-solving processes.
McKenzie along with Abigail Croft, client directors of the ‘Bridge Leadership Foundation’, imparted hands on training on approaches and methods to participants, who were invited from diverse streams like academia, entrepreneurs, students, social activists, artists, doctors, sportspersons, journalists, lawyers etc.
All the participants underwent a residential training and demonstrations to inculcate among the participants a knack and skill to form bonds with others, think together and execute solutions to problems collectively.
“This year-long program is aimed at building capacities of people from divergent backgrounds at the community level. It’s need of the hour and will be held in other districts too,” said Mission Director JKSDM Dr Peer GN Suhail.
People who participated in the programme said the training was helpful in determining their purpose and vision for the future.
“I found the training programme thought provoking and stimulating. It has added some positive momentum to what I am trying to accomplish as a psychologist,” said a young participant, Fatimah Ali.
Special Secretary, Technical Education Department Gazanfar Ali attended the valedictory session and distributed certificates among the participants.