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3rd national Hindu Youth Conference

10th February 2014

3rd national Hindu Youth Conference

Hindu Youth New Zealand proudly announces the 3rd National Hindu Youth conference in Auckland on Saturday, 1st March. Theme of the conference is “Dynamic You – The Power of Youth”. The conference aims to:
1. Build and enhancing leadership capacity among Hindu Youth
2. Provide a platform for interaction between Hindu youth of various Hindu sampradaya, sects and groups.
3. Provide a stimulating atmosphere where young people learn about Hindu heritage, the Hindu identity and critically examine the contribution of Hindu society to New Zealand and the status of women in Hindu Dharma .

“Our purpose is to inspire young people to discover the potential within and be proud of our very rich Hindu Heritage” said Ms Nitika Sharma, President of Hindu Youth New Zealand.

Our speakers are:
Dr Sudhvir Singh – 26 years old Auckland based medical doctor by profession and the director for Generation Zero, a group of mostly young professionals promoting solutions to climate change through transport, energy and liveable cities.

Kunal Bhargava - Engineering Manager for Power by Proxi – creating revolutionary wireless charging and wireless power technology.

Krishna Ramarathinam – Australian based international Carnatic musician who has performed at various international music festivals. Krishna is one of the founding members of Hindu Youth Movement in Australia and made a significant difference to the development of Hindu Youth in Sydney and Australia.

Divya Hariharan - Chief Executive Officer of P3 Foundation, consultant with Deloitte New Zealand. Professionally accomplished as an analyst consultant with Deloitte NZ, Divya leads the P3 foundation to eradicate extreme poverty in Asia-Pacific Region.

Rahul Chopra - With a Masters of International Business and professional accomplishments of working in key strategic roles with some of the biggest brands in New Zealand, Rahul is passionate about developing young people with character and universal human values.

Telisha Kumar – first Hindu female to join the New Zealand Police.

Akshita Patel – Founder and co- director for Indiance, one of New Zealand’s most popular art groups, that provides a platform for a large number of young people to learn dance and drama and show their talent at a professional level.

The Ministry of Youth Development will conduct stimulating workshops on personal development and goal setting.

The Ministry of Youth Development has been requested to run stimulating workshop on personal development and goal setting. These workshops have been most popular at previous Hindu conferences and similar response is expected this time.

There will be an opportunity to learn public speaking and there is a very competitive quiz to round up the day long programme.

Hindu youth conferences have given young Hindus the opportunity to:
• Be part of New Zealand government delegation going overseas;
• Participate in annually sponsored ($3930.00) Southern Cross Outward Bound (outdoor education and personal development course), this year, Nitish Deshpande and Roshan Peri, both students of University of Auckland are currently attending the course;
• Send a New Zealand youth delegation to world Hindu youth conference in Bali (2013), and attend the world Hindu Economic Conference in Bangkok (2013)
• Attend Deepawali Functions at the parliament of New Zealand
• Attend leadership development courses organised at the parliament, or by various government departments.

The conference organising committee welcome young people of all ethnicities and affiliations to attend the conference and are sure that the event wills open doors of opportunities for young people looking for more opportunities.


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