Youngsters Need to Spark – Youth Leadership & Peace Conference 2014

On May 11, 2014, I have enjoyed the Youth Leadership & Peace Conference 2014 at the Arts Council in Multan, where I have also won the title of ‘Leader of the House’ after learning many life-changing lessons 🙂

Me - Receiving the Title of 'Leader of the House'
Me – Receiving the Title of ‘Leader of the House’

After joining in the YLPC2014, I feel a new sense of purpose towards the leadership of youth and their influence on curating the peaceful society out. I read some fine self-development books and followed inspirational blogs as well, but what I realized is that; special things can be learnt through doing, not just reading, this is one of the most important lessons, I learned at the conference.

There’s no doubt that youth is very important in curating out the society in the world. This is why, many federal governments have formed special ministries for youth (Youth Ministry). According to Ministry of Youth Affairs in Pakistan and many others, the period (of age between 15 and 29) of life which youth represents is most productive and useful by virtue of the nascent energies they are endowed with by nature. The young people aspire for full participation in the life of a society. If appropriate opportunities are made available to put their natural endowment to creative, productive and useful channels, Pakistani youth is indeed capable of working miracles & in Multan, Youth Leadership and Peace Conference (YLPC2014) is one those miracles. In Pakistan, the youth population is at present more than forty million, which is about one forth of our total population. Continue reading


Learn Life From Young Pakistani: Interview with Arzu Chuhan

The Junior Executive at Multan Regional HQ of NADRA (National Database Registration Authority) of Pakistan, who turned 25 last week, manages to host different radio shows at a private radio channel, while supervising different youth groups like YPO etc and working for the betterment of society since the age 9, intends to join NGO to be a positive part of community, therefore also took part in Peace-for-All Network by ASAAN Foundation to spread peace. She holds Dilploma of Associate Engineering in Electronics alongwith some short-course-certifications of Computer Software & Hardware, Linux OS, Compute Graphics etc. She’s ambitious to be top Software Engineer of Pakistan.

You’re here to learn different life lessons and tips that this young multi-tasking Arzu Chuhan shares. She was kind enough to take time for this interview so that readers & I may learn life. I’m thankful to her for the favor. So let’s start.

Me(AbdolRauf): Thanks for taking time for this interview. Well tell me about yourself, your passion and positions you hold.
Arzu Chuhan: I’m thankful to you for the chance to share things in my life. [Read more in introduction paragraph please]

Me : You’re a multi-tasking girl, how do you manage stress?
A.C : Well, I love to work and I love helping others at my workplaces. To manage stress, do what you love and love what you do.

Me : Hmmm… Great. Let me know how to have winning attitude at workplace?
A.C : People, sometimes, find ways to impose additional work load on me; I normally get calm down and try to solve problems; sometimes with positive arguments and a smile only.

Me : Can you please point out 3 biggest mistakes that the youuth of our age is making?
A.C : Good questrion. Yes, these are:
1. Getting away from our culture and religion.
2. Using various media only for fun, thus spoling lots of time.
3. Spoiling time & energy in other unproductive ways.

Me : OK. As you’ve held various positions at an early age, I’d like you to share some tips for better career.
A.C : Yes of course.
-Spend more time & energy to gain knowledge rather than getting mere degrees.
-Manage your time carefully as I do.
-Learn from past; implement on future. I always review what I do.

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Me : Wow. Great tips! What strategy you follow when you come across negative comments?
A.C : I’m thankful to those who let me know about the real wrong things in me. I do listen to their perceptions but I do what I want to.
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Me : What do you tell yourself when you are discouraged and want to stay motivated?
A.C : I discuss discouraging statements/acts with some of my very good friends who give me motivation. I always tell myself, “Dont stop till the last minute. Because we really feel tiresome when we’re somewhere near to success. Chances are rare; never ever let them go unavailed.”

Me : Superb! Can you please let me know more about your future plans?
A.C : Firstly, my plan is to start my career as Software Engineer (Inshallah in coming up year). Secondly, I love to be social worker therefore gonna join some NGO for that; want to change the world positively. Thirdly, I want to spend more time with my family and friends.

Me : May Allah bless you achieve them. Share some of your favorite quotes.
A.C : My favorite quotes are:
“Opportunity is swift flight; but slow to return.” (Hazrat ali (RA)
when relation is new, people find reasons to meet. But when its gets older, people find excuses to avoid meeting.It’s strange but true.

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Me : Great. Let’s say you’re on a radio show and you have only 30 seconds to deliver your msg, what would it be?
A.C : Yes it would be, “Take care of yourself (Because if you take care of yourself, then others will take care of you.) and the relations around you. Remember me in your prayers.”

Me : Thanks so much for sharing practical tips and lessons of your life.
A.C : Thank you so much for having me and giving me valuable chance to share them.

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Was this interview helpful in learning things in life? What’s the thing that you like the most in Arzu Chuhan? I’d love to know what’s your favorite life lesson/tip in this interview in comments?