The 6th installment of Rise Up with Leaders Series, Rise and Aspire with Yang Berhormat Khairy Jamaluddin was held on the 23rd of November 2015. YB Khairy Jamaluddin currently serves as our country’s Youth and Sports Minister. Themed “Youth Beyond Boundaries”, this event was organised with the aims of allowing students to gain inspirations and aspirations from a successful leader and to establish a platform for students to expand their network with like-minded student leaders.
In his keynote speech, YB Khairy shared some of the traits of being an efficient leader that he has developed through this experiences over the years. One of the most noteworthy traits of a leader that YB mentioned is to focus on what you can control. Other than that, YB also emphasised that we should always be humble in order to improve ourselves and overcome our mistakes.
The event also captured the Launch of UCSI Scholars’ Circle (U-Schos) Logo and Motto. UCSI Scholars’ Circle (U-Schos), formerly known as UCSI Scholars’ Club has been established since 2011. Throughout these years, we focused on “Connecting Heads, Hearts and Hands” in which scholars come together and join forces to work towards a similar goal of enriching their university experience beyond books and studies, with the ultimate outcome of becoming holistic students. Now, we progress towards empowering potential young leaders by providing them a platform to strive to greater heights beyond boundaries as we believe every youth has the capabilities to be successful. Thus explains our new motto: “Youth Beyond Boundaries”.
The launch was officiated by Yang Berhormat Khairy Jamaluddin, Yang Berbahagia Dato’ (Dr.) Hj. Mohd. Karim bin Hj. Abdullah Omar, Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Peter Ng and Yang Berbahagia Senior Professor Dato’ Dr Khalid Yusoff. The signing of the plaque by our esteemed guests marked a new era for U-Schos.
A strong advocate of holistic learning, our esteemed minister once said: “We want to educate the youth to not just sit on the sidelines and criticise but to stand up and do something.” Thus, it is most apt for YB Khairy to speak on the said topic.
The U-Schos Rise Up with Leaders Series aims to inculcate strong leadership values among university and college students in Malaysia; therefore inspiring them to be successful leaders of the nation. This platform also provides opportunities for our young trailblazers to have contact with Malaysia’s top leaders and personalities in an informal setting.
Other installments under the Rise Up with the Leaders Series that were held earlier include Rise & Think with YAM Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz; Founding Presidents of IDEAS, Rise & Fly with Aireen Omar, CEO and Executive Director of AirAsia Berhad; Rise & Smash with Datuk Nicol David, World No 1 Squash Player.