16 Aug 2015 14:07 IST

Give youngsters opportunity to develop leadership skills: Sathasivam

The skills include social responsibility, entrepreneurship and a feeling of fellowship. This would help them produce scores of social and business leaders all over the country, feels P. Sathasivam

Junior Chamber International should contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing ample opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills, Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam has said.The skills include social responsibility, entrepreneurship and a feeling of fellowship. This would help them produce scores of social and business leaders all over the country, he said.

The Governor was inaugurating the International Business Conference and Global Entrepreneurship Meet (GEM 2015) organised by JCI.

Praising JCI for organising the event, he said the presence and participation of a vast number of achievers would serve to inspire young entrepreneurs to march ahead with courage and optimism.

Later, the one-day meet discussed the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Kerala and the country with brainstorming sessions on personal, financial, business, professional, economic and environmental enablers.

It also focused on topics such as new trends in sales and marketing, scaling up strategies, employee retention and engagement initiatives.

There was also a session in which iconic entrepreneurs shared their success stories and learnings.

The Australian motivational speaker and management trainer Natalie Viselli was the keynote speaker. The conference was chaired by the JCI Zone Director Business Saji Chameli.

M.G. Rajamaikyam, Ernakulam District Collector, was the special guest. JCI leader Shine Bhaskaran (2014 World president) and Zone President Sudhin Ashok also spoke.

JCI is a voluntary organisation that has been working in India for the past 57 years for developing leadership skills among young men and women. It is affiliated to Junior Chamber International (JCI), a global federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Hindu BusinessLine was the media partner for the event.



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