YLES’10 comes to an end

*Sigh of relief*… Yes, today was the last day of the leader and entrepreneur summit. I can safely say, it has been fun, and it’s been tiring, it’s been annoying, disappointing, smiling and so on and so forth. Today was the final round of the Business idea competition which I don’t know who won but I’m sure the chosen team was the deserving team *I hope*…

The event that I did attend (well half of it) was the PLAY-IT ad making competitions final. The selected teams were to re-present their ad to the panel of judges (new panel; more later) and also make a 40 second radio jingle along with it.

I’ll be very honest here, last minute good judge backing out is bad. It showed, the panel of judges consisted of the guitar player of the band Irtaash from Islamabad who “has worked in the telecom industry”, and three other people that I did not catch the name of. Now I might be biased, or jealous or simply bitching. But I’m sorry to say, the FINAL, didn’t really get the right panel of judges. And well, I don’t know who won or who lost, because mid-way I lost interest (Sorry everyone, I just did)… so I’ll find that out later *again*…

The closing ceremony is under-way, so as the delegates bid each other farewell and receive their certificates. I need to mention that whatever the competitions were like, or the social events and all that followed. It was a very very well organized event *organized*… I bear witness to the fact that it takes months and months of pre-event logistic work, organization, tears, sweat, hard work etc. But the whole team put up an amazing 4 days for the people.


I am extremely thankful and very grateful to Momna Azad, who was the external affairs director for YLES’10. She tolerated my annoying calls, she got me an observer tag, she made sure everything worked fine, and even though she wasn’t as visible as say the social event manager or the media manager, she did a mighty fine job and worked super hard. So Thank You Momna =)

Goodbye everyone =)

2 Comments so far

  1. crazymonkey on January 24th, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    Very nice coverage hashim! :)


  2. kabirdas on January 24th, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    Excellent reporting!



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