Pak Asian Youth Congress 2013
Theme: “Command Your Present, Conquer Your Future”
Date: 15 – 18 December, 2013
Venue: Hotel Pearl Continental, Lahore
DFPF achieved another milestone by merging the 5th Pakistan Youth Congress (PYC) and the 10th Asian Youth Congress (AYC) together on one platform, to organize the Pak-Asian Youth Congress (PAYC) which ended up being one of the biggest annual conventions of youth. The event was held from 15th to 18th December, 2013 at Hotel Pearl Continental, Lahore in collaboration with Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program (CPDAP) and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Pakistan. The theme “Command Your Present & Conquer Your Future” was adopted to encourage the youth to strategically devise and control their life and have clear and concrete plans for their future sans ambiguity. Participants of PAYC came from different parts of Asia including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives and Abu Dhabi became a vigorous part of PAYC.
After PAYC, DFPF had selected 42 SMART Projects by PAYC Graduates. Through a well defined competition, 50 most active PAYC graduates from Karachi, Hyderabad, Multan, Khairpur, Rawalpindi and Quetta were selected for 3 days Training Program. During training, all the Youth Ambassadors share their experience which they gained during their SMART projects. After the workshop, a group of youth from Quetta was declared winner of SHAHEED NAVEED YOUNUS AWARD for the best SMART project on the basis of its sustainability and follow up of their work. After the training, the motivated young individuals feel more energetic and enthusiastic to work for the social causes in their respective areas. These youth ambassadors are also working with DFPF as volunteers and they started a national campaign for 6th PYC in the universities and colleges of their respective cities