LEAD with A+  The Leadership Conclave

5th August 2017, (9 am – 5 pm)

at Harisri Vidyanidhi Nalini Chandran Auditorium, Thrissur

“It is the responsibility of Young Leaders to strive for Social Change” said Sri K Padmakuar IPS, ADGP, Director (Training), Kerala Police Academy, in his keynote address at the Leadership Conclave organized by ATMA Foundation. In an energetic interactive session, he discussed with the young delegates, the necessary leadership attitudes and values they should develop within themselves.361 youngsters, aged 14- 24 years, from various schools & colleges in Thrissur District, participated in the conclave titled ‘LEAD with A+’, at Harisri Vidyanidhi Nalini Chandran Auditorium, Thrissur, on 5th August 2017, from 9 am – 5 pm.

DSC_9884Smt Nalini Chandran, renowned educationist, in her inaugural address, extolled Compassion and Patriotism as necessary leadership virtues. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr V Bindhu, Principal, Vidya Vihar Central School, Kakkassery. Sri M Aravindakshan, President, District PTA, Thrissur, offered felicitations.  Ms Parvathy G and Mr C N Jayarajan, ATMA Volunteers, gave the welcome address and introduced the key speaker respectively.


In the second session, expert Onclogist Dr V P Gangadharan shared with the young delegates, his life experiences as a Doctor and a Leader. Inspired by his very presence, the youngsters enthusiastically responded with questions and comments, expanding their concepts of compassion and humanity as key leadership qualities. The session was presided by Sri Muhammad Rasheed, President, Sahodaya. Mr Kiran Kesavan gave a sincere and touching introduction about the key speaker Dr V P Gangadharan.


The post-lunch session was handled by r Mekin Maheswari, a young entrepreneur from Bangalore. Former Chief People’s Officer at Flipkart and Founder of Udhyam Learning Foundation, Mr Mekin interacted with the young crowd about the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship. The session was chaired by Smt Leena Ravidas, and Mr Prasanth introduced the speaker.

The final session was presided by Smt Chitra Sankar, Coordinator, SPICMACAY, Thrissur. Ms Sangeetha N, ATMA Volunteer, introduced the speaker, Mr C K Suresh, Counsellor, Performance Coach and Founder- Director of ATMA Foundation. In his typical unassuming style laced with humour, Mr Suresh gave the youngsters an overview of the changing roles of a leader in the modern times. He also directed their attention to the challenges faced by today’s youth, and the need for strong positive peer leadership in the campus.

The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Smt Radhika Krishnan, ATMA Volunteer.