Datuk Vinod Sekhar Met Youth Groups in to Talk About The Malaysia Movement to Increase the Participation of the Youth Sector in Social Discussions.

In July 2013, Datuk Vinod Sekhar, the President and Group Chief Executive of The Petra Group, visited several youth groups in Penang to introduce his social advocacy group, The Malaysia Movement.

Four different organisations turned up for this important discussion –The Northern Green Youth which is concerned with current affairs, SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia) which focuses more on human rights, Youth for Change (Y4C) that empowers young people to be more active in their communities, and Youths Today, a group of young people using marketing to make a change.

CEO of Youths Today, Jazz Tan said Vinod Sekhar is an inspiring figure who allowed them a platform to speak their minds and guide them to find their voices. This, he said empowered them greatly.

Vinod’s dedication to establishing the platform was deeply admired and encouraged the full participation and support from his organisation.

The introduction of the Malaysia Movement, which is an non-profit organisation to Malaysia’s youth sector would, Vinod says, encourage public service and open discussions that are rooted in the core ideals of democracy.

At the same time, it would promote an independent platform that enabled every individual’s view to be heard without ideological prejudices. “The Malaysia Movement believes that youths, as have a point of view that need to be considered when formulating national policies.

To extend the efforts of establishing the platform, Vinod was also the Guest of Honour at the Youth Mc’s Science Fair for 11-12 year old school children from poor Tamil schools.

Other than visiting the booths of participating students that presented their inventions and experiments, Vinod also gave a motivating speech to encourage students to go further and promised to provide aid in setting up science and computer labs at their schools.

Edwin Raj, the Youth Mc President said he was deeply grateful to Vinod for his generosity in alleviating the pain and sorrow of the poor.

“Vinod has motivated the rest of us to move towards a better future. Youth Mc is forevermore grateful to him for this,” he said.

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