A Train The Trainer Camp was held at the premises of Sri Aurobindo Society’s Noida Branch from June 9 to 12, 2016 in which 23 participants – comprising AuroYouth State Directors and AuroYouth Executives – from 9 states, namely, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal participated.
The object of the Camp was to orient the trainees in taking the message of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother to the youth of India through various activities, with youth camps being the flagship programme. The sessions were mainly conducted by Arun Naik from Noida Branch, Srinivas Mulugu from Hyderabad Branch and Shivakumar from Puducherry Head Office of the Society.
Along with an exposure to the vision and mission of AuroYouth, the focus was on importance of engagement with the youth, of the spiritual quotient in modern life and the role of the youth in building India as a world leader. The participants also underwent exhaustive theory and practical sessions in presentation skills and public speaking, flow of the process of conducting youth camps.
On the third day of the Camp, Shri Pradeep Narang, Chairperson of the Society, visited and addressed the participants. Another important feature of the Camp was an inspiring and stimulating talk on Leadership and Vision by Shri Ram Gopalan, who is a corporate coach, has a track record of creating award winning teams, and has supported several multi-national clients.
An important inclusion in this Training Camp was the Leadership Module. The State AuroYouth Directors were initiated into various aspects of organizational leadership, developing of vision, setting up goals and targets, leading by setting examples, of developing inclusive model of leadership to take along all aspirant, and how to be the contact between the AY Working Group and the AY Executives.
Towards the end of the Camp the AuroYouth directors presented their vision, plan and targets for the next three years for their respective states. The camp concluded with a collective invocation, to maintain the aspiration to work with the youth of India to make the dream India of Sri Aurobindo come true.